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Digital Edition of System News - Feb. 2016

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CEO Column

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At Penn Medicine, a commitment to fostering intellectual, racial, social, and cultural diversity is one of our core values. Respecting and encouraging diversity not only makes us a stronger organization but also ensures that patients receiv...Full story

Spreading Nursing Excellence Throughout Penn Medicine

Nurses provide over 90 percent of frontline patient care, so it’s no surprise that the higher the quality of a facility’s nursing staff, the better its patient outcomes and the higher the patient satisfaction rates. Penn Medicine has long ...Full story

Congratulations to Our 32 Nominees

Congratulations to the 32 nominees to the inaugural Distinguished Nurse Clinician Academy: Chester County Hospital Nicole Brice, BSN, RN, PCCN Melissa Cargan-Bodnar, BSN, RN, CMSRN Sharon Kirkby, MSN, RN, RN-NIC Nancy Mirarchi, MSN,R...Full story

VP Kicks Off Cancer “Moonshot” at Penn

Earlier this month, days after President Obama announced the “moonshot” to find a cancer cure during his State of the Union, Vice President Biden visited Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center to kick off the national effort he said aims to “acceler...Full story

PennChart: The Power of One

Having access to a patient’s complete medical history is vital to providing the best health care, but retrieving that information isn’t always easy or even possible. Patient data systems are often in silos that do not “talk” with one anothe...Full story

Penn Medicine @ Work

Build A New You in the New Year! Last November, the Healthy Rewards Wellfocused program rolled out Build A NEW You, a campaign to help build awareness of your current health status and help you take steps to improve or maintain your good h...Full story

HUP and PAH Are Now “Baby-Friendly!”

Congratulations to the Women’s Health staff at both HUP and Pennsylvania Hospital! Thanks to their tremendous efforts, both hospitals recently received designation as a Baby-Friendly Hospital, an international award founded by the World Hea...Full story

Pennsylvania Hospital Achieves Magnet!

Last month, Pennsylvania Hospital achieved Magnet status – the highest institutional honor awarded for nursing excellence – from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. All five Penn Medicine hospitals have Magnet status, which has been s...Full story

Master Clinicians Announces New Members

Launched in 2013, the Academy of Master Clinicians recognizes Penn Medicine clinicians who exemplify the highest standards of clinical excellence, humanism and professionalism. Election to the Academy is the highest clinical honor to be bes...Full story

Rustgi Receives Top ACS Award

Anil Rustgi, MD, chief of Gastroenterology, received the Research Professor Award from the American Cancer Society (ACS). The award is given to outstanding scientists and clinician-scientists who have made seminal contributions to their fi...Full story

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