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Awards and Accolades

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

Pastoral Care’s Spirit of Caring Winners  

Pastoral-Care-002“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

This quote by the late Maya Angelou, American author and poet, captures the epitome of Pastoral Care at HUP. Patients and families may not remember everything that happens during a hospitalization but they will remember those who reached out to them.

Pastoral Care’s annual celebration recognizes all of the chaplains –- staff, students, and volunteers -– who humanize medicine for our patients and families. “You are all dedicated individuals who do so much,” said Al Black, COO. “Your ability to motivate us all to do better cannot be overestimated.”

Pastoral contacts with patients now number over 30,000 a year, including 24/7 coverage for HUP’s approximately 2,500 trauma calls. “I am humbled by what is asked of our chaplains and grateful for all you’ve given,” said Jim Browning, director of Pastoral Care.

Each year, Pastoral Care presents the Spirit of Caring Award, which honors staff and volunteers who have made exceptional contributions to HUP’s caring environment. There were two winners this year: Roy Kardon, a volunteer pastoral visitor, and Tamba Janga of Patient Transport.

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Penn Medicine Hospitals Named Among Top Ten in the Nation and #1 in Philadelphia By U.S. News & World Report

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

PPMC Pharmacy Director Named 2014 Pharmacist of the Year

Nishaminy Kasbekar, PharmD, corporate director of pharmacy services at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, has been named Pharmacist of the Year 2014 by the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists (PSHP). The highest honor bestowed...Full story

Penn Medicine Hospitals Named Among Top 10 in the Nation and #1 in Philadelphia by U.S. News & World Report

Penn Medicine hospitals have been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation, and once again named #1 in the Philadelphia area byU.S. News World Report. With the newly combined results for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylva...Full story

Alana Carter: An “Awesome” CNA

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a critical component of inpatient care. As Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, HUP’s chief nursing executive, noted at the annual CNA award ceremony, “The CNA’s relationship with patients has a huge impact on ...Full story

Security Honors Officer Williamson

Security officer Lee Williamson has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Jeffrey Harris Security Service Award. This award honors Harris’s memory and recognizes individuals, like him, who exemplify the HUP tradition of combining comp...Full story

Regina Linehan 2014 Hubschman Award Recipient

Congratulations to the 2014 Lynn and Emil Hubschman Award recipient,Regina “Jean” Linehan, RN, MS, CDE, director of the Diabetes Education Center at PAH. The Hubschman Award annually recognizes an individual who exemplifies the Pennsylvania...Full story

Mary Rogers Receives MER Award

Maryellen Reilly, HUP’s former VP of Clinical and Administrative Operations who passed away three years ago, had a profound impact on the many people who knew and worked with her. “She was a force of good will, with a strong work ethic and ...Full story

Penn Medicine CAREs Grant Winners

Raymond Rodriquez, MD, FACC, FACP, clinical assistant professor of Medicine in the division of Cardiovascular Medicine, has received funding that will go toward testing supplies to use at the 2nd Enon Tabernacle Men’s Health Fair taking pl...Full story

January Presby Stars

Congratulations to the January 2014 Presby STAR winners, who each received $100 and a certificate recognizing their Presby STAR efforts. Brandi Simpson – 4 East Angela Burrus – 4 East Teresa Schwarz – Cardiac Ultrasound Sarah King – EVS...Full story

Recognizing Nursing Excellence

At the 14th annual celebration, Penn Medicine recognized the winners of its Nursing Clinical Excellence Awards. “The winners are illustrative of the contributions made by nurses,” said Mary Naylor, director of the New Courtland Center for T...Full story

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