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From Trauma Patient to Volunteer

Alisha_croppedIf you’ve walked the halls of the Trauma Center at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in the last few months, there’s a chance you’ve come across Alisha Sawant. She’s the positively beaming volunteer with a permanent smile who often greets friends and family of patients, and generally helps out on the floor.

Just a few years ago, however, Alisha was a patient herself at Penn’s Trauma Center, and while she may be back on the unit, today it’s in a very different capacity – and the journey to get her there took years of hard work and care.

Alisha’s life changed on June 2, 2013. She was 25 years old; a Drexel University graduate who had started her career with a leading cosmetics company. Then one night she was involved in a catastrophic accident between the motorcycle and a car. Simply surviving the wreck was the first sign that Alisha would be one to buck the odds.

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Congratulations to Our Newest 25 Year Club Members!

Last month, 94 employees from HUP, CPUP, and Corporate became the newest inductees into the 25 Year Club at the 2016 Induction and Recognition Ceremony , bringing active membership to over 700. The event also celebrated employees celebratin...Full story

A History of Harm Reduction in Philadelphia

How many clean syringes were handed out last year by Prevention Point Philadelphia, a local harm reduction nonprofit that provides a wide array of social services to addicts? That question was posed to the audience gathered at Presby’s PHI...Full story

Pennsylvania Hospital Celebrates Diversity!

At Pennsylvania Hospital, our employees and patients come from many different backgrounds and experiences and we are dedicated to creating a workforce reflective of our diverse patient population, as well as the communities we serve. The Cu...Full story

A Century of Helping Others

In today’s fast-changing world, remaining with one organization for an entire career is not common. Staying for 50 years is a rarity! But two HUP employees have done just that, each helping to improve patient care in her own way. The Many...Full story

Celebrating Those Who CARE

Improving the lives and health of underserved communities throughout the Philadelphia area is among Penn Medicine’s highest priorities. Each year Pennsylvania Hospital physicians, faculty, and staff volunteer their time and talents to the c...Full story

Aromatherapy: A New Addition to a Nurse’s “Toolbox”

A new aromatherapy program at HUP is helping patients manage their symptoms … without the use of drugs. “It’s a part of integrative medicine, viewing the patient as a whole, ” said Christin Reddy, MSN, RN, OCN, of Rhoads 3, an oncology unit...Full story

Penn Medicine Fights a Deadly Addiction

Prince’s death earlier this year brought this country’s opioid addiction into the public spotlight, but the problem has been building for years. Consider these startling facts: *Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s supply of opioids...Full story

A Peek into History at Pennsylvania Hospital: "The Fugitive’s Story"

As the nation’s first hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital is home to many artifacts and memories of our country’s past. One particular artifact of that history is the statue “The Fugitive’s Story,” sculpted by John Rogers shortly after the Civi...Full story

Celebrating Those Who CARE

Each year, Penn Medicine doctors, employees, and students from the Perelman School of Medicine volunteer their time and talents to help those less fortunate in the communities that we serve. Grants from the Penn Medicine CAREs program help ...Full story

Thank you, PPMC!

Dear 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 o...Full story

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