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HUP Celebrates Nursing!

Pet-a-poochHUP’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 shoot. “Over 150 massages were given over the course of three days,” said Angela Newton, BSN, RN, CMSRN, chair-elect of HUP’s Professional Development Core Council, “and the nurses were raving about the new Reiki sessions.”

New this year was a Mind-Body Life Coaching workshop, led by Mara Wai, MEd, program director of Penn Program for Stress Management, and a Pet a Pooch session at the Center for Nursing Renewal. Another new addition was professional development consultations. Katherine Fisher, BSN, RN, of Cardiac Surgery went for advice on what her next career Doing-makeovermove should be. “Should I get an NP or a master’s degree in some nurse-related field?” she said. “I wasn’t sure.” The consultant helped correlate Fisher’s past interests with what she does now and then suggested what programs might be of interest. “She gave me a direction.”

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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 Swift Gallery amidst more than 40 portraits of the hospital’s leaders dating back to 1912. On April 25, Healt...Full story

Kelly Foreman Receives Secretary Award

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At a special celebration last month, Regina Cunningham, PhD, chief executive nurse at HUP, recognized and thanked all unit secretaries for their essential role in patient care. “You are involved in so much of what we do. Yours is often the ...Full story

Passed Down Pearls of Wisdom

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In celebration of Mother’s and Father’s Day, we want to hear some of the pearls of wisdom passed down from your parents that drive your passion for your career. Send us your parent’s wise words – and if you have it, a photo of you and your...Full story

Baby Friendly Efforts Earn Victoria Rich Award 

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Congratulations to HUP’s Baby Friendly Hospital Committee, this year’s recipient of the Victoria Rich Patient Satisfaction Award for its successful efforts in achieving the Baby Friendly designation. It’s the first time the award has gone t...Full story

Going for Gold: Patient Safety at PPMC

The Patient Safety Committee thanks all who attended the safety fair, the presenters for the wonderful exhibitions, and volunteers for making it an exciting day. A special thank you to the night shift and volunteers that came out for the ev...Full story

Palliative Care at PAH: A Holistic Approach to Caring for Patients, Families

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The Palliative Care Program at Penn Medicine aims to provide customized care that touches on each part of a person’s life as they navigate the treatment of their illness. According to the Center to Advance Palliative Care, approximately 90...Full story

The Power of Writing

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Ginger Brodie feels like she lost a year and a half of her life while battling cancer. The painkillers she took during treatment (which included chemo, radiation and a stem cell transplant) blocked much of her memory from that time. But, no...Full story

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