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Awards and Accolades

PAH Quality & Safety Award Winners 2015


The UPHS Quality and Safety Awards are longstanding opportunity for our hospital teams to formally celebrate their achievements in quality and patient safety over a 12 month period. This Award is designed to acknowledge UPHS departments who have exhibited leadership and innovation in activities that ensure high quality clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety, and cost efficiency. 

Winning applications are reviewed and selected by a multidisciplinary committee  – there were 111 submissions for 2014 – using a standard scoring methodology. Winning teams were officially awarded at a ceremony in January. Congratulations to all the PAH winning teams and to our colleagues throughout the UPHS!

To see all winners and submissions to the 2015 UPHS Quality & Safety Awards, visit here.


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The Development of a Patient Care Technician Focused Certified Falls Prevention Advocate Program to Reduce Falls with Injury on a Medical Surgical Unit Courtney Cassidy, MSN, RNMary Del Guidice, MSN, BS, RN, CENPDeborah Drayton, MSN, R...Full story


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Improving Notification and Documentation of Patient Deaths Soumya Bollampally, DOAmanda Brock, BSN, RN, OCN, CMSRNPatrick Donnelly, MS, RNMeg Dougherty, BSN, MBA, RNErin Gange, BSN, RN, CCRNMaria Joyce, BSN, RNAndria MayberryJoseph Mil...Full story


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Keeping our Babies Safe: Spotlight on Infant Falls Debi Ferrarello, MSN, MS, RN, IBCLCAmanda Gross, BSN, RNMarybeth Lahey, BSN, RN, NE-BCSusan Meyers, MSN, PNP, RNCorrina Oxford-Horrey, MDAllene Pulsifer, MSN, PNP, RNKara Spencer, MSN,...Full story

Samantha Null Honored by ACS

Samantha Null, a clinical oncology social worker, was one of seven outstanding cancer care providers who received the 2015 American Cancer Society Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award. According to the ACS, this award “recognizes individual...Full story

November 2014 Presby STARS

Congratulations to Presby STAR winners for November 2014, who each received $100 and a certificate recognizing their Presby STAR efforts. Cynthia Bolt – EVS Carolyn Grubb – Cardiology Clinic Daniele Bendig – 4 East Essie Walters – Cardi...Full story

Helping People All the Time

Thank you to all of September’s winners in the Helping People All the Time raffle who went above and beyond to help provide a better experience for our patients and their families. Emily HallSocial Work Steven Beldeman Materials Manag...Full story

Chester County Hospital Achieves Magnet!

This past November, Chester County Hospital learned that it had achieved Magnet® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care. During the...Full story

Lee and Trojanowski Receive International Recognition

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Congratulations to Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA, director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, and John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, director of the Institute on Aging, on being named the 2014 J. Allyn Taylor International Pr...Full story

Penn Medicine Faculty Named to 2014 Class of AAAS Fellows

Three faculty members from the Perelman School of Medicine have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They are among 401 members who have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scien...Full story

Awards and Accolades

Benjamin Abella, MD, MPhil, vice chair for Research in Emergency Medicine, was elected a Fellow of the European Resuscitation Society, the largest international scholarly association focused on cardiac arrest research. Aaron T. Beck, M...Full story


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