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“Intrapreneurship” Alive and Well at UPHS

IMPACT3As executive director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, David Asch, MD, MBA, PhD, enjoys an up-close view of an abundance of ideas for improving health care delivery and accessibility. The ideas usually have two things in common. First, they represent a significant opportunity to improve health care as currently delivered. Second, they need a little “lift and push” from innovation experts to reach fruition. That’s where the Center for Health Care Innovation comes in. 

The Center, inspired by Kevin Mahoney, UPHS’s chief administrative officer, comprises more than two dozen staff members with backgrounds ranging from medicine to behavioral economics and operations management. Its mission is to promote “the rapid, disciplined development, testing, and implementation of new strategies to reimagine health care delivery.” 

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A Different Approach to Patient Communication

Being hospitalized is a stressful experience under any circumstances but struggles are even more intense for patients who are unable to express their needs. This scenario, often seen in ICU patients on a ventilator or with a tracheotomy tub...Full story

Spreading Some Good Will this Holiday Season? We Want to Know!

If you are sharing your time, talents and support with the community and/or Penn Medicine this Holiday season, please email your activities – and photo(s)– to the Penn Medicine Department of Communications atpennmedicinecommunications@uphs....Full story

PAH Receives Get With The Guidelines – Gold Plus Award – is Recognized for Excellence in Stroke Care

Pennsylvania Hospital has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award and qualifies for recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite. “With this recogniti...Full story

Penn Medicine Lights the Night!

Penn Med 2015 Team photo on steps
The Light the Night Walk brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, shines a light on the importance of finding cures and provides access to treatments for blood cancer p...Full story

Patients First at the Nation’s First

Reflecting on the Penn Medicine Experience at Pennsylvania Hospital Placing a blanket over a patient’s loved one who fell asleep in the OR waiting room… Walking a disoriented patient across the street to an MRI appointment… Taking a mom...Full story

A Pharmacy to Meet Patient – and Employee – Needs

Similar to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine itself, everything in its new pharmacy on the atrium level was planned with the patient in mind, from the private room for discussions with the pharmacist to the robot that dispenses medi...Full story

PAH Neurosurgeon Performs 1,000th Deep Brain Stimulation

Earlier this year, Roger Federer won his 1,000th professional tennis match, and legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski recorded his 1,000th win after 25 years at the helm of the peren­nial basketball powerhouse. Penn Medicine’s ...Full story

Honoring PPMC’s Umbrellas

As part of the week-long Patient Experience Week, celebrated across the Health System from October 5-9, members of PPMC’s faculty, staff and leadership paused to recognize some very special employees who, over the past year, have exemplifie...Full story

Exercise: It’s Good for the Body and the Brain!

Most people know the physical benefits of exercise. For example, it strengthens your heart, thus lowering your risk of cardiac disease. It helps control diabetes and has been shown to lower the risk of some cancers. Regular workouts also bu...Full story

Mastering the Papal Visit

For six intense months, Pennsylvania Hospital, guided by a Papal Preparation Team of 37 members representing departments throughout the hospital, worked to map out plans that would prepare the hospital community for Pope Francis’s histori...Full story

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