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Cribs for Kids Campaign to Help Families in Need

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The second annual Cribs for Kids campaign kicked off April 8 at PAH. This program provides sleep education and a portable crib to families in need in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Safe sleep practices significantly reduce SIDS related deaths. Since 2004, the Cribs for Kids program of Maternity Care Coalition has distributed over 20,000 cribs, and in the last year alone provided over 3,000 individuals with safe sleep education. Despite this success, the surface has only been scratched when it comes to helping families in need of safe sleep education and a crib. 

  • Philadelphia currently has the highest rate of SIDS death in the country
  • 95 percent of SIDS babies are found to not have had a safe sleep environment
  • For every $100 donated to the Cribs for Kids campaign a family in need will receive a crib, sheets, a sleep sack, and safe sleep education

“SIDS prevention is all about behavior modification,” said Elizabeth Quigley, MSN, RNC, NEA-BC, nurse manager of the Intensive Care Nursery. “In the ICN we role model safe sleep behaviors and educate parents on its importance prior to discharge. Things such as no blankets or stuffed animals in the crib, placing babies on their back to sleep, and ensuring that the head of the bed is flat is important to teach before they go home.”

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Medical Laboratory Professionals Week – April 19-25

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National Medical Laboratory Professional Week (MLPW), held the last full week in April each year, is when we celebrate the hard work and dedication of the more than 600 laboratory professionals in more than 30 different laboratories acros...Full story

Penn Medicine at the 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival

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Penn Medicine will again play a leading role in thefifth annualPhiladelphia Science Festival, a citywide collaboration showcasing science and technology every spring. The Festival packs more than 100 events into nine days at locations acr...Full story

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April – June Penn Program for Mindfulness Special Event and Spring 2015 Course Offerings: NEW!April 24PAH Parkinson’s Plus Annual Bake Sale April 27HPV and Cancer Risk Education Program NEW!April 2910th Annual History of Women’s Health ...Full story

Penn Medicine at the 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival

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Penn Medicine will again play a leading role in thefifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival, a citywide collaboration showcasing science and technology every spring. The Festival packs more than 100 events into nine days at locations acro...Full story

Creating Canopy

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Penn and UPHS Employees in City and Suburbs Eligible for Free Tree 2015 is the 4th year of Creating Canopy, Penn’s effort to “spread roots for a greener region” in alignment with our Climate Action Plan. Help “green” our region by picking ...Full story

Holy Patient Safety, Batman! We’re All Superheros!

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PPMC held its annual Patient Safety Fair last month. The creative, fun and informative displays based on this year’s super hero theme, focused on the importance of a just culture. More than 600 faculty and staff from the day and night shift...Full story

New Art Exhibition Like a Breath of Fresh Air

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Each year, the walls of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and the Penn Tower Bridge come alive with framed art and photography as part of the Celebration of Art and Life Exhibition. The exhibition not only showcases the many talents...Full story

Pharmacy News

Pharmacy Services at Pennsylvania Hospital Invites You… ...to the New Outpatient Pharmacy Open House Thursday, April 9, 4 - 6 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to walk through the expanded Outpatient Pharmacy in its new location on gr...Full story

Celebrate Service: National Volunteer Week, April 12-18

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National Volunteer Week demonstrates the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers for their vital contributions. Held this year from April 12-18, National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging p...Full story

Bloodless Medicine & Surgery Spring Symposium

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Please join the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at PAH for its annual Spring Symposium. Saturday, April 181:30-3:30 p.m.Zubrow Auditorium Featuring: Patricia A. Ford, MDDirector, Center for Bloodless Medicine and SurgeryCance...Full story

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