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Boxers and Briefs Hit Philly Streets

UNDYTurn your underwear into outerwear for the upcoming Philadelphia Undy Run/Walk. On September 13th, participants will hit the pavement on Martin Luther King Drive donning family-friendly, underwear-themed outfits. Annually, the Undy Run/Walk benefits the Colon Cancer Alliance, but a portion of this year’s proceeds will also go to Penn Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center’s West Philadelphia Gastrointestinal Health Outreach and Access Program, a patient navigation program which helps West Philadelphia patients complete their screening colonoscopies – a powerful way to prevent colon cancer!

The Undy Run/Walk isn’t just your everyday run. Instead of receiving a race day t-shirt, participants will receive a stylish pair of boxer shorts and will have the opportunity to take a stroll through a larger-than-life inflatable colon.  This creative and educational inflatable is a unique way for visitors to understand the disease.

A fun twist on a serious topic, the Undy Run/Walk is sparking much-needed conversations. In Pennsylvania, colon cancer has left a bigger gap than some may think; there have been 6,790 diagnoses and 2,490 colon cancer deaths in the past year alone. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Nearly 140,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014, and more than 50,000 will die from this disease.

Click here more information or to register as part of Team Penn Medicine.

PAH Blood Drive – Monday, August 25

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PAH will host a mobile blood drive on Monday, August 25,in the McClelland Conference Room of the Pine Building. Donors will be scheduled between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. This will be our second co-sponsored event with the Penn Medi...Full story

FINAL CALL! Employee Auditions for Patient Welcome Video

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The Pennsylvania Hospital Management Council Still Needs You! Any employees who wanted to audition for the new PAH Patient Welcome video but were unable (we know some of you were on vacation or too busy putting our patients first) there’s ...Full story

What’s Happening – Your resource for events and happenings throughout PAH and Penn Medicine

Summer 2014 - GET ‘EM WHILE THEY LAST! PAH Employee Discount Amusement Park Events Tickets Fall 2014 - NEW! Penn Program for Mindfulness Courses Special Events September 1 - Penn Medicine CAREs Grant Deadline September 16 - Deadline...Full story

2013 Bach Fund Winners

Each year, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is fortunate to bestow upon select faculty members grants from the Bach Fund, a trust created through the Estate of Jeanette Bach Tashjian. Grants, available for use by members of PPMC staff, are ...Full story

Save the Date: 5k for the IOA

Mark your calendars for Penn’s Third Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The event will be held on Penn’s campus, starting at Shoemaker Green between the Palestra and Franklin Field, and running through...Full story

SAVE THE DATE: PPMC’s 5th Annual Cultural Diversity Conference - October 24

The Cultural Diversity Committee is proud to announce that this year it will celebrate its 5thannual conference! This year’s theme is “Obesity Challenges and Solutions for Diverse Populations: Eliminating Disparities and Increasing Inclus...Full story

What’s Happening – Your resource for events and happenings throughout PAH and Penn Medicine

Summer 2014 PAH Employee Discount Amusement Park Events Tickets Summer 2014 New Penn Program for Mindfulness Courses Special Events August 12-17 National Veterans Wheelchair Games August 13Last Call! Open Employee Auditions for Patient...Full story

It’s Not Too Late! Register Today for the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride

Don’t forget to register for the Bike MS City to Shore Ride, in which Team UPHS/PENN, will with your help, be the largest team! We’re counting on new and veteran cyclists to keep the momentum going strong and join the team this September 27...Full story

Calling All PAH Employees

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The Pennsylvania Hospital Management Council Wants You! We’re seeking four PAH employees to star in a new patient welcome video to be shown to all inpatients. Who better to great our patients but our own amazing staff who care for them...Full story

Did you know?
The Office of Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, features Pennsylvania Hospital on its website as a successful “Employer Solution” for supporting nursing moms at work. The PAH page states: Despite significant ...Full story

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