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Meeting High Expectations

PipelineAnother successful year for Penn Medicine’s Pipeline Program

Penn Medicine’s Pipeline Program is not easy. Its rigorous agenda requires participants to successfully complete their junior- and senior-year high school courses while taking college courses and learning about health-care careers through on-site experiences. But they’re up to the challenge. Francis Graham, associate director of HR Workforce Development, told this year’s graduates, “We expect a lot and you meet our expectations … and then 10-fold.”

The program, which initially started as a summer internship, was later extended into a two-year, year-round program. It exposes students to the health-care field while providing job readiness training and professional development. The students all work with mentors in departments and areas throughout the Health System who are positive role models and provide on-site job training. So far, more than 100 students from three West Philadelphia high schools have participated in the program.


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Penn Leads National Effort to Treat Memory Loss

A team of scientists and physicians at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine will lead a four-year effort worth as much as $22.5 million to develop next-generation technologies to restore memory function in people who suffer from...Full story

Penn Medicine Wins the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

Earlier this year, representatives from all four Penn Medicine hospitals banded together for the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. Organized by the Hospital Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), in partnership wit...Full story

PAH Nephrologist, K. Adu Ntoso, MD, FACP, Receives National Honor

The Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center ( has named PAH nephrologist K. Adu Ntoso, MD, FACP, as its 2014 Willem J. Kolff Award recipient.This award – named after the inventor of kidney dialysis – recognizes a ...Full story

Listen to What I Say

Establishing a Strong Nurse-Patient Connection Advances in health treatment and technology have improved patient outcomes but this fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment can take a toll on the nurse-patient relationship. More of nu...Full story

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

Pastoral Care’s Spirit of Caring Winners “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This quote by the late Maya Angelou, American author and...Full story

Penn Medicine Hospitals Named Among Top Ten in the Nation and #1 in Philadelphia By U.S. News & World Report

Penn Medicine hospitals have been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News World Report. With the newly combined results for HUP and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, we were ranked as the 7th best hospital in the United S...Full story

PAH Launches ICN Family Advisory Council, Hosts Parents of Preemies Day

Pennsylvania Hospital founded a new Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) Family Advisory Council this year as a way for former patient families to work with current patient families and inter-disciplinary hospital staff members to promote patient a...Full story

Alana Carter: An “Awesome” CNA

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a critical component of inpatient care. As Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, HUP’s chief nursing executive, noted at the annual CNA award ceremony, “The CNA’s relationship with patients has a huge impact on ...Full story

Hope Rings Eternal for Patients at the Abramson Cancer Center Pennsylvania Hospital

In 1733, the English poet Alexander Pope penned the famous line, “Hope springs eternal in the human breast,” in An Essay on Man, Epistle I. Over three and a half centuries later, Pope’s words still resonate with profound meaning. No matter ...Full story

Investing in YOU: A Profile of Employee Education at Penn Medicine

Across the Health System, over 2,000 employees seize the opportunity each year to advance in their careers at Penn Medicine through the tuition assistance benefit. UPHS provides one of the best tuition programs in the region -– with up to $...Full story

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