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Young Woman’s Struggle for Life Inspires PPMC Doctors to Help Others

WPVI_LogoPenn's Lung Rescue program was recently featured in a story about the young woman who inspired the program's development. The lung rescue team is now able to place patients on ECMO at an outlying hospital and transport them to Penn Presbyterian for the advanced ECMO/pulmonary care they need, faster.

The segment, which aired on 6ABC, told the story of Victoria Palko, a local woman who two years ago was fighting for her life against a rare pneumonia. She first got sick while studying for finals at the University of Delaware. The campus health center diagnosed her with pneumonia and prescribed antibiotics. But days later, back home in New Jersey, her illness turned into a crisis.

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Spreading Nursing Excellence Throughout Penn Medicine

Nurses provide over 90 percent of frontline patient care, so it’s no surprise that the higher the quality of a facility’s nursing staff, the better its patient outcomes and the higher the patient satisfaction rates. Penn Medicine has long ...Full story

How Do We Reduce Racial Stress?

Carrying on Martin Luther King’s Dream Racial literacy is the ability to “see a racial moment, do something about it and walk away healthy,” explained Howard Stevenson, PhD, Penn’s Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, who was...Full story

Home for the Holidays

Penn Care at Home staff made their annual Holiday visit to homebound patients with some Holiday cheer, caroling and giving a special gift to each patient. Medical staff routinely visit these patients to provide various home care and hospic...Full story

HUP’s "Distinguished" Nurse Clinicians

Last month, four HUP nurses became part of the inaugural class in Penn Medicine’s Distinguished Nurse Clinician Academy for their exceptional clinical knowledge, interprofessional skills, and passion for bedside work. They were selected fro...Full story

The Penn Gamma Knife Center at PAH Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Thanks to ever-increasing technological advances, some of the most effective medical diagnostics and treatments possible today were literally inconceivable, or existed only as a creation of science fiction, mere decades ago. From full-body ...Full story

Welcome 2016!

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As we ring in 2016, we want to thank all of our faculty and staff volunteers who participated in community service activities to make the holidays brighter for our local residents. Service to our community is a cornerstone of how we define ...Full story

We are Magnet!

Pennsylvania Hospital Receives Prestigious Magnet® Recognition for Excellence in Patient Care A crowd of staff gathered in the Zubrow Auditorium the afternoon of December 15th to receive some special news. The atmosphere crackled with exci...Full story

The Season of Generosity

December isthe season for reaching out to those less fortunate and this year’s outpouring of generosity from employees was tremendous. For Holly Days, staff “adopted” 40 shelter families with a combined total of more than 130 children, an...Full story

Happy Holidays from PPMC

From holiday parties and decorations, to toy donations and community service, Presby physicians, nurses and staff went above and beyond to spread holiday cheer this month. Many thanks to all those who volunteered their time and efforts to m...Full story

PAH – The Year in Review, What’s Ahead

Single Room Initiative Construction Update Every day, Pennsylvania Hospital staff strive to keep “patients first at the nation’s first.” With superb patient care as our main focus, facility upgrades and expansion projects continue year-ro...Full story

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