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Care and Commitment: The 2016 Employee Service Awards

ES-cover-photoSpirits 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 as many as 45 years of service.

“It is because of all you here tonight, and your friends and family, that Pennsylvania Hospital has been a special place to work since our doors first opened 265 years ago,” CEO Theresa Larivee said.

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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

Art Exhibition Helps Create Environment of Healing

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In 2010, the Celebration of Art and Life Exhibition was created to further enhance the environment of healing in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Every year since then, its paintings and photos have continued to brighten the lives...Full story

A History of the Need for ZZZs

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How Penn’s Sleep Center has changed the world of sleep in the past 25 years Sleep: Giraffes require less than 2 hours a day while brown bats need almost 20. Humans fall about in the middle, needing between seven to eight hours every day....Full story

HUP Celebrates Nursing!

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HUP’s Board of Nursing pulled out all the stops for this year’s celebration of National Nurses Week and treated its nurses to a variety of special activities, including Reiki, aromatherapy and massage, and a professional makeup and photo sh...Full story

PAH Welcomes Kevin M. Baumlin, MD, FACEP, Chair of Emergency Medicine

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On May 9, Pennsylvania Hospital welcomed Kevin M. Baumlin, MD, FACEP, as the new chair of Emergency Medicine with a reception in the Great Court. Surrounded by his new colleagues as well as his close friends and family, Dr. Baumlin, a nativ...Full story

Hospital Week BBQ

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Earlier this month, PPMC celebrated National Hospital Week – the nation’s largest healthcare event – by hosting a BBQ in appreciation of all PPMC employees who work tirelessly to serving people entrusted to their care. National Hospital We...Full story

A Not-So-Typical Day at PPMC

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How do you know when someone is having a stroke?What are the different parts of my eye called?And how do you make a cast? Answers to these questions –- and hundreds more –- were part of the annual Take Your Child to Work Day at PPMC, when ...Full story

Pennsylvania Hospital Unveils Portrait to Honor Longtime Leader, R. Michael Buckley, MD

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Pennsylvania Hospital is adding a new piece of artwork to its walls, a portrait of R. Michael Buckley, MD, which will hang in the Switt Gallery amidst more than 40 portraits of the hospital’s leaders dating back to 1912. On April 25, Healt...Full story

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