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Sixth Annual PPMC Patient Advocacy Recognition Reception

Patient-Advocates-twoThe PHI auditorium was packed last week as staff, family and friends came to honor colleagues and loved ones being recognized at the 6th Annual PPMC Patient Advocacy Recognition Reception. The UPHS Office of Patient Affairs and PPMC Patient & Guest Relations honored outstanding staff who are PPMC partners in patient advocacy. Thirteen honorees from departments across Penn Presbyterian were individually spotlighted for consistently partnering with the Patient & Guest Relations office in the pursuit of patient satisfaction, patient advocacy, and furthering the patient experience at Penn Presbyterian.

“We have such a diverse group of honorees this year, including people from clinical care units, support services, patient access, and more,” said Michele Volpe, executive director of PPMC. “The diverse group we’re recognizing today speaks to how deep our skills set is here at Presbyterian, and how engaged you all are with the work being done at every level, beyond clinical care.”

Congratulations to this year’s honorees!

Iris BryantPodiatric Surgery

Debra Goldstein, MSWSocial Work

Luis Gonzalez Patient Access

Kathleen Hutt, RN, MSN Nursing

Craig Israelite, MD Orthopaedics

Angela Medley Skilled Nursing Facility

Patricia O’Brien, MSN, RN, CCRN CRNP Nursing

Norman Pegrem Security

Robert J. Russell, MS, FACHE, NHA Administration

Kelly Anne Spratt, DO, FACC Cardiology

Tina S. Taylor Patient & Guest Relations

Keith W. Watkins, BA Patient Access

Richard Lee Weiss, MD, FACC, FACP Cardiology

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