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Digital Edition of HUPdate - 11/27/2015

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A Different Approach to Patient Communication

Being hospitalized is a stressful experience under any circumstances but struggles are even more intense for patients who are unable to express their needs. This scenario, often seen in ICU patients on a ventilator or with a tracheotomy tub...Full story

Meeting a Unique Need in the ED

Last year, Alexis Brimm Akins, BSN, who at the time worked in the ED, decided that many patients brought in with medical emergencies and then discharged several hours later often needed something more than care – they needed clothes. “No on...Full story

Got Milk?

When Diamond Jones-Groce’s daughter, Mali, was born at 25 weeks (3 months early), she was cared for in HUP’s Intensive Care Nursery (ICN). Jones-Groce immediately began pumping breast milk. She had a friend whose baby was born prematurely a...Full story

Wanted: Holiday Outreach Photos for HUPdate!

Is your unit or department doing community outreach for the holidays? If so, please let HUPdate know! Tell us a little about the outreach and email photos of your efforts as well. To include in the January 8 issue, please send no later than...Full story

All Employee Meetings

Be sure to attend one of the upcoming All Employee Meetings to not only learn more about HUP and the Health System but also have your questions answered by HUP leaders. The next three, which take place in Medical Alumni Hall on 1 Maloney, w...Full story

Digital Edition of HUPdate - 11/13/2015

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A Pharmacy to Meet Patient – and Employee – Needs

Similar to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine itself, everything in its new pharmacy on the atrium level was planned with the patient in mind, from the private room for discussions with the pharmacist to the robot that dispenses medi...Full story

‘Building Better Bridges’ to Our West Philly Neighbors

Madeline Dawson, MHS, a staff oncology chaplain in Pastoral Care, and the members of Victory Outreach Ministries in Southwest Philadelphia are onto something. They recently provided free school supplies and valuable health information to m...Full story

Todd Selected as AAN Fellow

Congratulations to Barbara Ann Todd, DNP, CRNP, director of Advanced Practice and Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration, who was selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, an organization of distinguished leaders in nursing w...Full story

Penn Medicine Lights the Night!

The Light The Night Walk brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases; shines a light on the importance of finding cures; and provides access to treatments for blood cancer ...Full story

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