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Thank you, PPMC!

Thank-youDear PPMC, CPUP and Homecare Teams,

Thank you and congratulations on a fantastic Joint Commission survey! Once again, our teams performed spectacularly and demonstrated to the Joint Commission the excellence performed across all layers of our hospital, ambulatory sites, and homecare every day.  

Survey teams are not new to us. However to put our performance of this visit in perspective, please read the remark shared by our exiting Joint Commission team leader and surveyor Joan Katevia at today’s closing conference…

“In the past 4 days, 7 surveyors covered the entire hospital campus, home care enterprise, ambulatory practices, behavioral health and long term care areas. They reviewed over 100 standards which include over 1,000 individual elements of performance. Our formal findings for improvement represent less than 1 percent of these total elements of performance. This is quiet exceptional given the criticality of patients seen through the hospital, in your practices and the home health settings.” Joan went on to share her thanks to our entire team for the genuine engagement, dialogue and interest in continuous improvement and ended her report with a sincere expression of admiration for our entire team. She noted, “I take part in 20 to 30 accreditation visits each year and Penn Presbyterian stands out as one of the best in a few years!” 

On behalf of the entire Penn Presbyterian, CPUP, Homecare and Penn Medicine leadership teams… THANK YOU for showing once again to our visitors and patients, what world class care really looks like.

Special thanks to Susan Chodoff and the entire regulatory team for your tenacity in preparing and facilitating another fantastic survey. Also to our advance teams, scribes and escorts, you served us very well. Great job to all!

 

Michele Volpe, CEO, PPMC

Beth Johnston, Executive Director, CPUP

Joan Doyle, RN, MSN, MBA, Executive Director, Home Care and Hospice

Appointment of Dr. Taine V. Pechet as the Chief of Surgery, PPMC

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Please join PPMC Administration in congratulating Dr. Taine V. Pechet to his new position as Chief of Surgery, PPMC. Dr. Pechet, a talented thoracic surgeon who performs the full range of open and minimally invasive thoracic surgical proce...Full story

Davis Named HUP’s CNA of the Year

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Congratulations to certified nursing assistant Shauntae Davis of Rhoads 1, who was named the 2016 CNA of the Year. She was chosen from over 30 nominees! According to her nomination letter, the honor is well deserved. “Her skills, compassio...Full story

Saving Memories

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The Penn Memory Center Seeks to Alter the Path of Alzheimer’s Disease The Penn Memory Center is working to bend the curve of a grim trend in America: An estimated 5.2 million Americans age 65 or older have Alzheimer’s disease, and, barrin...Full story

A Celebration of Caring

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The Spirit of Caring Award, presented annually by Pastoral Care, recognizes those individuals who truly go above and beyond to provide a better hospital experience for our patients and families. This year’s awards went to individuals who r...Full story

Healing Waves of Art

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Earlier this week, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center became home to more than 200 feet of shining, twisting, flowing aluminum. The new “Waves of Healing” sculpture was created and donated by Richard Montelone as a “thank you” to the Penn Med...Full story

Ella Ryan-Meloni: A Calming Presence Under Pressure

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Maryellen Reilly, former VP of Clinical and Administrative Operations who passed away in 2011, was a valued, respected, and well-loved member of the HUP community. One year after she died, HUP created a special award in her memory to recog...Full story

Care and Commitment: The 2016 Employee Service Awards

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Spirits were high on June 8 as Pennsylvania Hospital honored the care and commitment of its staff at the 53rd Annual Employee Service Awards! This year, we recognized 377 employees whose careers at the hospital have spanned from 5 years to ...Full story

What Joy in Sound!

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Carolyn Sienicki started wearing hearing aids in kindergarten. Her hearing loss “affected how I learned in the classroom, the ease of forming new friendships and relationships, and how people perceived and responded to me.” After 40 ye...Full story

PPMC Surgical Techs Climb the Ladder

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Congratulations are in order for PPMC’s first surgical technicians to climb the new Clinical Ladder program for Surgical Technicians, a model developed byLori Fowler-Gagliardi, RN, MBA, CNOR, Clinical Director of Perioperative Services, in ...Full story

Tasty Treats from Around the World

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Thank you to all who participated in the Cultural Diversity Committee’s 2016 International Food Tasting and Culinary Competition. The event, which grows larger every year, had 16 tasty entries from cultures around the globe including shahi ...Full story

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