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Awards and Accolades

HUP Celebrates Nursing!

Pet-a-poochHUP’s Board of Nursing pulled out all the stops for this year’s celebration of National Nurses Week and treated its nurses to a variety of special activities, including Reiki, aromatherapy and massage, and a professional makeup and photo shoot. “Over 150 massages were given over the course of three days,” said Angela Newton, BSN, RN, CMSRN, chair-elect of HUP’s Professional Development Core Council, “and the nurses were raving about the new Reiki sessions.”

New this year was a Mind-Body Life Coaching workshop, led by Mara Wai, MEd, program director of Penn Program for Stress Management, and a Pet a Pooch session at the Center for Nursing Renewal. Another new addition was professional development consultations. Katherine Fisher, BSN, RN, of Cardiac Surgery went for advice on what her next career Doing-makeovermove should be. “Should I get an NP or a master’s degree in some nurse-related field?” she said. “I wasn’t sure.” The consultant helped correlate Fisher’s past interests with what she does now and then suggested what programs might be of interest. “She gave me a direction.”

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UPHS Nursing Excellence Award Winners from HUP and CPUP

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Congratulations to this years winners of the UPHS Nursing Excellence Awards from HUP and CPUP: Helen McClelland Award for Research and Innovation Colleen Cook, BSN, RN, CCTC CPUP (Liver Transplant) Mae DeChristy, BSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, G...Full story

Penn Medicine Recognized as Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

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For the third year in a row, four Penn Medicine hospitals, including Pennsylvania Hospital, have been recognized as “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s la...Full story

Hospital Week BBQ

Earlier this month, PPMC celebrated National Hospital Week – the nation’s largest healthcare event – by hosting a BBQ in appreciation of all PPMC employees who work tirelessly to serving people entrusted to their care. National Hospital We...Full story

Human Rights Campaign Recognizes PPMC as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

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For the third year in a row, four Penn Medicine hospitals have been recognized as “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and t...Full story

Kelly Foreman Receives Secretary Award

At a special celebration last month, Regina Cunningham, PhD, chief executive nurse at HUP, recognized and thanked all unit secretaries for their essential role in patient care. “You are involved in so much of what we do. Yours is often the ...Full story

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...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

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