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Awards and Accolades

Cunningham Named SVP and Chief Nursing Executive for Penn Medicine

ReginaCunninghamRegina Cunningham, PhD, RN, FAAN, AOCN, has been named to a new post as senior VP and chief nursing executive for the Health System. She will continue her role as HUP’s chief nursing executive.

In her new role, Cunningham will provide leadership to nursing colleagues from each entity throughout UPHS. The chief nursing officers will continue to report to their entity CEOs, but will also have an indirect reporting relationship to her.  Her close collaboration with PJ Brennan, MD, chief medical officer and SVP of the Health System,  to advance interprofessional collaborations across the system will continue, and she will partner with Antonia Villarruel, dean of the Penn SON, to advance scholarly platforms for nursing across Penn Medicine.

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Awards and Accolades

Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, FRS, director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics has been elected to the Royal Irish Academy, the highest academic honor in Ireland. Membership is awarded to persons who have attained th...Full story

Ludmirs Receive Good Samaritan Award

For over 30 years, the Good Samaritan Award has been given to someone who has provided exemplary volunteer leadership and support with a spirit of generosity and caring for Pennsylvania Hospital. The award stems from the hospital’s seal, wh...Full story

A Star is Born … Again!

At Lancaster General Health, the safety of our employees is a top priority. The Employee Health Services team ensures that strict policies are in place to provide an environment that keeps employees safe and well, and also provides educatio...Full story

Penn Medicine Residents Sharpen Skills During Medical Jeopardy 2016

For the first time ever, Penn’s resident Medical Jeopardy team from the Department of Medicine tied for second place in the nation in the American College of Physicians (ACP) Doctor’s Dilemma, also known as Medical Jeopardy! The annual comp...Full story

Match Day 2016

Earlier this year, 140 medical students from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, found out where they are headed for their residency training for the next three or more years at the annual Match Day ceremony. ...Full story

A Celebration of Caring

The Spirit of Caring Award, presented annually by Pastoral Care, recognizes those individuals who truly go above and beyond to provide a better hospital experience for our patients and families. This year’s awards went to individuals who r...Full story

From Transplant Patient to World Class Athlete

Without her heart transplant, Janet Dennis would not be the athlete she is today. And she would certainly not have 15 gold medals, 12 silver, and 13 bronze from the World Transplant Games. After her transplant, “I just wanted to go home an...Full story

Jack and Blima Ludmir Receive the 2016 Good Samaritan Award

On June 21, Jack Ludmir, MD and his wife, Blima Ludmir were recognized with one of Pennsylvania Hospital’s highest honors: the 2016 Good Samaritan Award. The Ludmirs have been pillars of the Penn and PAH communities for more than three deca...Full story

Ludmir Center for Women’s Health Receives $10,000 Harrison Memorial Fund Grant

Congratulations to Nadine Nelson-Smith, practice manager of the Ludmir Center for Women’s Health and Harish Sehdev, MD, interim chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital, for receiving a $10,000 grant from the Harrison Fun...Full story

PPMC Wins Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Award!

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes PPMC’s commitm...Full story


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