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Digital Edition of System News - September 2016

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Penn Medicine Fights a Deadly Addiction

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Prince’s death earlier this year brought this country’s opioid addiction into the public spotlight, but the problem has been building for years. Consider these startling facts: *Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s supply of opioids...Full story

CEO Column

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Get ready, Penn Medicine. PennChart is about to put us all on the same “page” in our electronic medical records. Pennsylvania Hospital and Chester County Hospital go live on Oct. 22, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and P...Full story

A “Labor of Love” Helps Teens Learn and Grow

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Samantha Grannum, an administrative coordinator in CCA, calls it “our second fulltime job” but, in fact, it’s a labor of love for both her and her husband, Sam. “We eat and breathe it.” She’s referring to the Sports and Mentoring Student ...Full story

Penn Medicine Receives High Rankings in U.S News

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Penn Medicine hospitals have once again been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation and #1 in Pennsylvania by U.S. News World Report, achieving Honor Roll status and top rankings in 11 clinical specialties. Together, the combined ...Full story

A Letter of Intent with Princeton Healthcare System

The Princeton Healthcare System (PHCS), a 319-bed system that has earned both regional and national accolades for high quality care, has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Penn. Aligning with PHCS will offer new opportunities for Pe...Full story

Pechet Appointed PPMC Chief of Surgery

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Taine V. Pechet, MD, has been appointed chief of Surgery at Penn Presbyterian. Pechet has previously served as president of the PPMC Medical Staff and is the current Unit Based Clinical Leader for Perioperative Services at PPMC. He worked ...Full story

Osbourn Named Head of Emergency Management and Safety

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Roger Osbourn has been named corporate director of Emergency Management and Safety. In this role, Osbourn will have responsibility across the System for directing activities that support the highest possible quality, functional efficiency,...Full story

Penn Medicine @ Work

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Celebrate Penn Medicine Experience Week October 10-14 The second annual system-wide Penn Medicine Experience Week takes place October 10 to October 14. With a theme of “Recognizing Your Excellence|Celebrating Your Success,” Penn Medicine ...Full story

Training for Penn Medicine’s Future: PennChart

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In the next couple months, Penn Medicine employees will embark on one of the biggest Information Services projects in Health System history: learning to use PennChart, the integrated electronic medical record (EMR) system that will change t...Full story

Awards and Accolades

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Daniel Dempsey, MD, chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at HUP, was named president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society. Its Practitioner of the Year Award went to Madeleine Ewing, MD, of Ophthalmology at PAH. Kojo Elenitoba...Full story

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