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Digital Edition of System News — March 2015

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PAC: It’s All About Patient Flow

After three years of careful planning -- with input from hundreds of people across multiple disciplines -- the Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC) officially opened its doors last month at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. The new 178,000 squ...Full story

A History of Advancing Knowledge, Training Leaders and Saving Lives

Penn Medicine’s Level 1 Trauma Program – now located in the Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC) at PPMC – is among the best in the nation. But what everyone takes for granted today didn’t exist in 1987. In fact, at the time, HUP was the only ...Full story

CEO Column

Penn Medicine is an agile institution, able to anticipate and plan for change. In keeping with this outlook, we have moved ahead with a strategy of expansion and addition throughout the organization. These measures will extend our capacity ...Full story

Jordan Center New Home for Perelman School of Medicine

While the Perelman School of Medicine – the nation’s oldest medical school -- celebrates its 250th birthday this year, it most certainly continues to look forward as well. With the recent opening of the Henry A. Jordan M’62 Medical Educati...Full story

Epstein Named Chief Scientific Officer

Jonathan Epstein, MD, chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, scientific director of the Penn Cardiovascular Institute, and the William Wikoff Smith Professor of Cardiovascular Research, has been chosen to become the nex...Full story

Neill Becomes New Family Medicine Chief

Richard Neill, MD, has been appointed the inaugural chief of the Division of Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. In his new role, Neill will oversee the clinical operations of the department, which in...Full story

Recognizing Leadership & Innovation

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The 2014 Quality and Safety Awards presentation was held in late January, “the awards season,” said PJ Brennan, MD, the Health System’s chief medical officer. The All-Star Games were just being played, the Golden Globes had recently been aw...Full story

Removing Barriers to Breast Cancer Care

Financial cost remains a barrier to cancer screenings - let alone cancer treatment - among lower income women. While multiple factors contribute to racial and socioeconomic disparities in breast cancer death rates, a lower utilization of ma...Full story

UPHS Annual Benefits Open Enrollment April 20-May 3

Mark your calendars–this year’s UPHS Benefits Open Enrollment period runs from April 20 through May 3. This year, enrollment is passive. In previous benefit years, participants were defaulted to the higher tobacco-user rate. This year, yo...Full story

Finding Value in What We Do

In 2006, Penn Medicine’s Chief Medical Officers and Chief Nursing Officers developed and launched the first Blueprint for Quality and Patient Safety. It was designed to establish strategic quality and safety priorities for the organization....Full story

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