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Awards and Accolades

2015 MLK, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Awards

Martin-Luther-King-Jr.The MLK, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Awards are presented to five individuals (Penn/Penn Medicine faculty, staff, students and members of the broader Philadelphia community) who demonstrate significant contributions in community service and/or working for social justice efforts. The awards committee is seeking nominations for individuals whose work most merits this recognition. Nomination forms are available online at The deadline for submitting nomination is November 7, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact the African-American Resource Center at 215-898-0104 or

Marquardt Wins USciences Award

Wayne Marquardt, RPh, senior pharmacist, received the inaugural USciences Distinguished Advocate for Students Award from the University of the Sciences. The award is for an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to advancing...Full story

Celebrating Longevity and Loyalty

The year was 1989. Roseanne, The Cosby Show and Cheers were the three top-rated television shows. A gallon of gas cost less than a dollar; a loaf of bread was 67 cents. That was also the year that our 88 new inductees into the UPHS 25-Yea...Full story

Celebrating Those Who CARE

Each year, Penn Medicine CAREs awards selected employees small grants to help expand their volunteer efforts and community service projects. A recent luncheon honored the past year’s grant recipients who used their grants for a variety of o...Full story

Mahoney Promoted to EVP and Executive Vice Dean

Kevin Mahoney has been promoted to executive VP for the Health System and executive vice dean for the Perelman School of Medicine. He was previously senior VP for UPHS and vice dean for the medical school. Mahoney played a major role in d...Full story

Leadership Transitions

New VP of Learning and Organization Development Cynthia Morgan is Penn Medicine’s new VP of Learning and Organization Development. Morgan has nearly 20 years of experience in developing and implementing practical solutions to workforce ch...Full story

Three HUP Nurses Named AAN Fellows

Congratulations to the three HUP nurses who were selected as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN): Regina S. Cunningham, PhD, RN, chief nursing executive Mary Kate FitzPatrick, DNP, clinical director of Neurosciences, Wome...Full story

Awards and Accolades

Nishaminy Kasbekar, PharmD, corporate director of Pharmacy Services at PPMC, has been named Pharmacist of the Year 2014 by the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists. The highest honor bestowed by the society, the award acknowle...Full story

Still Among the Best Hospitals in the Nation!

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

Helping People All the Time

Congratulations to May’s winners in the Helping People All the Time raffle. Thank you for all you do! ...Full story

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 achieve...Full story

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