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Digital Edition of HUPdate - 6/26/2015

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Clean Hands Save Lives!

For the past several years, HUP has focused on lowering the rate of HAIs (health-care associated infections), using team work and many proven strategies to prevent infections before they start. But studies show that the best way to do this ...Full story

What’s the Right Way to Wash Hands?

It seems like a silly question but when it comes to those working in a hospital, hand washing needs to be thorough! According to the World Health Organization, when washing hands -- whether with soap and water or using an alcohol-based for...Full story

New Beacons of Excellence!

Congratulations to the staffs of the Intensive Care Nursery (shown at left) and the Post Anesthesia Care Unit for each receiving the prestigious silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses....Full story

For One Patient, Good Things Came in Threes

Earlier this month, as the world watched American Pharaoh win the first Triple Crown in more than three decades, one Penn patient was having her very own triple crown weekend. Carrie Pappas, 42, had all plans in place to celebrate her nupt...Full story

Supporting Cystic Fibrosis

For the fourth year, the Expectorants participated in the Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run/Walk. The team, comprised of staff from Silverstein 11 as well as care providers for HUP’s CF outpatients and their families, raised almost $800 for the ...Full story

Helping People All the Time

Congratulations to the February winners of the Helping People All the Time raffle! If you know employees who go above and beyond to help our patients and their families, be sure to nominate them. You can also submit a name on a paper form, ...Full story

Join the MS-150

Be a part of what Bicycling Magazine names the “Best Cycling Getaway in NJ”, and help raise money for MS. In the past 17 years, Team UPHS/PENN has raised over $1.7 million in the MS-150 Bike to Shore Tour and, with your help, it could surpa...Full story

Digital Edition of HUPdate - 6/12/2015

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Pastoral Care Volunteers ‘Feeling Blessed’ to Give Back

In times of crisis, many people turn to their religious beliefs and spiritual resources for comfort and support. As a result, pastoral care has long been an important part of HUP’s clinical healing mission. Its staff chaplains and chaplain ...Full story

Two “Spirits” Who Care

HUP’s Pastoral Care staff, students, and volunteers make thousands of patient contacts a year, providing a better hospital experience for patients and their families. The Spirit of Caring Award recognizes those caring individuals who make e...Full story


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