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Awards and Accolades

Theresa Ryan, Named PAH “Heart Hero”


Congratulations to Theresa Ryan, BSN, RN, cardiovascular thoracic coordinator who was named this year’s Penn Heart and Vascular “Heart Hero.” Ryan was nominated by her coworkers as an employee who consistently goes above and beyond to help her cardiovascular thoracic patients, their families, and coworkers, demonstrating extraordinary compassion in the delivery of patient care. Employees from each Penn Medicine entity were chosen to receive this this award.

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Penn Presbyterian Receives Top Honor from Commission on Cancer

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) has awarded Penn Presbyterian Medical Center the commissions top honor, the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA), in recognition of its commitment to the highest level of quality ca...Full story

Helping People All the Time

Congratulations to November’s winners of the Helping People All the Time raffle. If you’d like to nominate an employee, click here. You can also submit a name on a paper form, available at several locations throughout the hospital. ...Full story

Recognizing Leadership & Innovation

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The 2014 Quality and Safety Awards presentation was held in late January, “the awards season,” said PJ Brennan, MD, the Health System’s chief medical officer. The All-Star Games were just being played, the Golden Globes had recently been aw...Full story

Adler Wins National Award

Joe Adler, PT, DPT, of Occupational and Physical Therapy, received the Mary Sinnott Acute Care Section Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. This national award is given annually to a therapist demonstrating excellence in a...Full story

School of Medicine Again Ranked Among Top Five

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the 18th year in a row. According to the annual medical school survey in U.S. News World Reports Best Graduate Schools report, Penn...Full story

2014 Quality & Patient Safety Award Winners

Thanks to our collective efforts, we have had another successful year of delivering safe, high- quality health care throughout UPHS. Please join us in congratulating the PPMC winners of this year’s UPHS Quality Safety Awards. The winning ...Full story

School of Medical Laboratory Science Aces Certification Exam

The 2014 graduating class of Pennsylvania Hospital’s School of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) achieved outstanding results on the national certification exam!The American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) releases annual statistics on...Full story

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 w...Full story


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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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