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Digital Edition of System News - June 2016

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A History of the Need for ZZZs

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How Penn’s Sleep Center has changed the world of sleep in the past 25 years Sleep: Giraffes require less than 2 hours a day while brown bats need almost 20. Humans fall about in the middle, needing between seven to eight hours every day....Full story

CEO Column

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Nursing excellence is a central feature of the UPHS identity. Compassionate, skillful care and putting patients first represent the Penn way. Peer recognition of our nursing strength recently resulted in a landmark achievement: all five of...Full story

Penn Part of First-of-its-Kind Collaboration to Fight Cancer

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Penn has joined an unprecedented cancer research effort, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, which unites six of the nation’s top medical schools and cancer centers around a shared aim of accelerating breakthrough immunotherapy r...Full story

Christie Appointed Chief of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care

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Jason D. Christie, MD, has been appointed chief of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care. Christie is an internationally recognized investigator in translational lung biology. His research focuses on the risks, pathogenesis, treatment and ...Full story

Romano Named Chief Nursing Officer at GSPP

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Jean Romano, MSN, RN, has been named chief nursing officer at Good Shepherd Penn Partners. Since coming to HUP in 1988, she has served in a number of progressively responsible positions. Most recently, Romano was clinical director of Nur...Full story

Association of American Physicians Inductees

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Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE,(l) chief of Infectious Diseases, and Ben Stanger, MD, PhD, of Medicine, were elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP), a nonprofit, professional society for physicians dedicated to the purs...Full story

Awards and Accolades

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Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD, director of the Abramson Cancer Center, has been named to the National Cancer Institute’s Blue Ribbon Panel that will inform the direction and goals of VP Joe Biden’s cancer “Moonshot” initiative. Beatrice H....Full story

Penn Home Care Staff Receive Visiting Nurse Recognition

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Members of Penn Home Care Hospice Services have received recognition from the Visiting Nurse Associations of American (VNAA), a national organization that supports, promotes and advances providers of high-quality home-based care. Patrick ...Full story

Simulations Help Create the Future of Health Care

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In a Labor and Delivery room at Pennsylvania Hospital, doctors and nurses are assisting an infant experiencing shoulder dystocia, a dangerous condition that involves a baby’s shoulder becoming stuck inside the mother. The care team assists ...Full story

Wellfocused Program: What’s new this year?

Spring is in the air, and with it comes a chance to have a fresh start on improving your health and well-being all while earning rewards with the Wellfocused program. The Wellfocused new program year launched last month with a fresh, new, ...Full story

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