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Awards and Accolades

PAH Staff Receives HAI Recognition Awards

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections patients can get while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility. Working toward the elimination of HAIs is a priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – and for Penn Medicine.

To acknowledge the tremendous efforts of Penn Medicine – and the dedication to quality and patient safety – the Health System created the quarterly HAI Recognition Awards.

The HAI Recognition Awards acknowledge patient care units that have gone 1,000, 750, or 500 days without an infection in any one of three categories:

  • bloodstream infections
  • ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • urinary tract infections

Several patient units throughout the Health System have reached these significant milestones – including a few of our very own at Pennsylvania Hospital – in the fight against Healthcare-associated infections. Full Story

PPMC Looks Back, Looks Forward

On Friday, March 18, more than 340 of Penn Presbyterian’s friends, staff and supporters joined in an evening of celebration at the hospital’s 15th annual fundraiser. In recognition of this milestone year, the theme of the 2016 Gala was the ...Full story

Baby Friendly Efforts Earn Victoria Rich Award 

Congratulations to HUP’s Baby Friendly Hospital Committee, this year’s recipient of the Victoria Rich Patient Satisfaction Award for its successful efforts in achieving the Baby Friendly designation. It’s the first time the award has gone t...Full story

HUP's “Living Legends” 

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Nicole Aqui, MD, (left) chief of Transfusion and Apheresis Services in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, andDaCarla M. Albright, MD, (right) of Obstetrics and Gynecology, were honored by the City Council of Philadelphia as two of the 2016 ...Full story

Going for Gold: Patient Safety at PPMC

The Patient Safety Committee thanks all who attended the safety fair, the presenters for the wonderful exhibitions, and volunteers for making it an exciting day. A special thank you to the night shift and volunteers that came out for the ev...Full story

Perelman School of Medicine Ranked 3rd in Country

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked the 3rd best medical school in the United States in the annual medical school survey in U.S. News World Report’s Best Graduate Schools report. This is the 19th year in a row the school has be...Full story

UPHS Quality & Patient Safety Awards

Each year, Penn Medicine recognizes those departments that have exhibited leadership and innovation in activities that ensure high quality clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and safety, and cost efficiency. Congratulations to the 2015...Full story

Awards and Accolades

Joseph Bavaria, MD, director of the Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program, has been elected the 2016 president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Its mission is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest qua...Full story

PennOmics Receives Innovator Award

Penn Medicine received co-third-place in the 2016 Innovator Awards program for PennOmics, its research data warehouse that provides physicians and researchers access to huge amounts of de-identified, aggregate patient data in one platform. ...Full story

Cultural Competence Committee Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Cultural Competence Committee’s winter raffle! 1st Prize: Dinner for two at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill – Dominique Baker, Security 2nd Prize: Session with personal trainer from Boundless Fit...Full story

PAH’s School of Medical Laboratory Science Strong Standing on Certification Exam

The 2015 graduating class of Pennsylvania Hospital’s School of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) has achieved outstanding results on the national certification exam. Each year the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) releases annua...Full story


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