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Awards and Accolades

Apply Today for the 2014 UPHS Quality and Patient Safety Awards

Do you have a great project that you want to share with others?

Start Gathering Your Data! Quality & Patient Safety Award Submission Time Is here!

This award has been a long standing opportunity for teams to formally document their achievements in quality and patient safety over the last 12 months.

The Quality and Patient Safety Award has been designed to acknowledge Penn Medicine departments or teams who have exhibited leadership and innovation in activities that ensure high quality clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety, and/or operational improvement.

A multidisciplinary committee will review the applications using a standard scoring methodology.            

Guidelines in Applying for the 2014 UPHS Quality and Patient Safety Awards:

  • The project must have occurred during the last 12 months
  • Measurement of the intervention must be submitted in order for the application to be considered
  • Applications can be found on CEQI website Click here
  • All applications and projects must be submitted electronically by September 16, 2014

For more information, please contact Finnah Pio, senior quality analyst, at 215-662-8646, or finnah.pio@uphs.upenn.edu. Click here to apply today.

The Joint Commission Recertifies PAH as Primary Stroke Center

Pennsylvania Hospital has been recertified as a Primary Stroke Center (PSC) by The Joint Commission (TJC), a designation that recognizes the hospitals special expertise in caring for patients with acute stroke. TJC performed an onsite visi...Full story

Penn Medicine Wins the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

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Earlier this year, representatives from all four Penn Medicine hospitals banded together for the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. Organized by the Hospital Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), in partnership wit...Full story

PM Wins 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

Earlier this year, the Hospital Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), and the Gift of Life Donor Program to create the 2014 ...Full story

Penn Medicine Wins the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

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Earlier this year, representatives from all four Penn Medicine hospitals banded together for the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. Organized by the Hospital Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), in partnership wit...Full story

2013 Bach Fund Winners

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Each year, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is fortunate to bestow upon select faculty members grants from the Bach Fund, a trust created through the Estate of Jeanette Bach Tashjian. Grants, available for use by members of PPMC staff, are ...Full story

The Patient Experience…

The following excerpt of praise and gratitude is from the patient satisfaction survey of a former Labor Delivery patient: I wanted to take this opportunity to compliment my nurses, my regular OB, Dr. Allison Bloom (CCA OB/GYN) and her off...Full story

DetermiNation Keeps Her Going

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Anna McKeon, a surgical technician in PeriOperative Services, is using DetermiNation to help change the course of cancer. The program, a part of the American Cancer Society, provides professional training and support to athletes who want t...Full story

Helping People All the Time

Congratulations to April’s winners in the Helping People All the Time raffle! Silia Mills MICU Vicki Brown Rhoads 4 Flora Bayawa CICU Vicki Pontillo CICU Joseph Casertano Patient Relations Duffy McCaughan Silverstein 12 Karmen Hat...Full story

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

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Pastoral Care’s Spirit of Caring Winners “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This quote by the late Maya Angelou, American author and...Full story

Penn Medicine Hospitals Named Among Top Ten in the Nation and #1 in Philadelphia By U.S. News & World Report

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Penn Medicine hospitals have been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News World Report. With the newly combined results for HUP and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, we were ranked as the 7th best hospital in the United S...Full story

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