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Digital Edition of HUPdate 2/20/2015

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Taking Care of Families is Part of Caring for Patients

Located at the top of the escalator on the Ravdin Mezzanine, the Center for Family Caregivers is many things to many people. For example, some family members use its computer, fax and printer to help keep the everyday parts of their lives o...Full story

A Heartfelt Send-off for Trauma

Before Penn’s Level 1 Trauma Center made its official move to PPMC earlier this month, HUP leaders and staff gave the trauma team a heartfelt send-off. Planning for this huge transfer of services “was the most complicated project I’ve ever...Full story

Simple Screenings Can Save Lives

For the past 20 years, Raymond Townsend, MD, of the Renal, Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, has been helping prevent heart attacks and strokes in local residents through community screenings. “Four factors predict the most risk of a h...Full story

Samantha Null Honored by ACS

Samantha Null, a clinical oncology social worker, was one of seven outstanding cancer care providers who received the 2015 American Cancer Society Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award. According to the ACS, this award “recognizes individual...Full story

The Best Way to a Woman’s Heart

Most women fear breast cancer more than heart disease but, in fact, cardiovascular disease is the more deadly. Indeed, more women die from a cardiac condition thanallcancers combined. “More men are diagnosed with heart disease, but, when a ...Full story

HUP Reaches Out to West African Community

Last month, several members of HUP Nursing and others volunteered their time at the Faith-Immanuel Lutheran Church in Delaware County to provide the influenza vaccine to members of the West African community. Chyke Doubeni, MD, chair of Fam...Full story

Only Two Weeks Left!

Remember: the Penn Tower Parking Garage will permanently close to employees on Friday, March 6. The garage’s parking swipe card will be invalid as of 11:59 pm on that date. (It will remain open for patients until Wednesday, March 11). Empl...Full story

All Employee Meetings

Be sure to attend an All Employee Meeting to learn more about HUP and the Health System. HUP leaders will be available to answer questions. Dates for the next three meetings are: • Tuesday, March 3, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm • Thursday,...Full story

Digital Edition of HUPdate 2/6/2015

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Courage to Conviction

In the early 1980s, Jim Browning, director of Pastoral Care, was assigned to a Memphis church that was located just five blocks from the Lorraine Motel, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated more than 15 years before....Full story


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