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Celebrating Those Who CARE

Penn-CAREs-1Improving the lives and health of underserved communities throughout the Philadelphia area is among Penn Medicine’s highest priorities. Each year Pennsylvania Hospital physicians, faculty, and staff volunteer their time and talents to the community Penn Medicine calls home through the Penn Medicine CAREs program. Penn Medicine CAREs was established to offer institutional support to these individuals and programs in the form of grants — awarded quarterly — that can be used to purchase supplies and other resources needed to perform this important work in the community. Since its inception in 2012, Penn Medicine CAREs has awarded more than $270,000 to more than 220 worthwhile programs.

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Aromatherapy: A New Addition to a Nurse’s “Toolbox”

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A new aromatherapy program at HUP is helping patients manage their symptoms … without the use of drugs. “It’s a part of integrative medicine, viewing the patient as a whole, ” said Christin Reddy, MSN, RN, OCN, of Rhoads 3, an oncology unit...Full story

Penn Medicine Fights a Deadly Addiction

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Prince’s death earlier this year brought this country’s opioid addiction into the public spotlight, but the problem has been building for years. Consider these startling facts: *Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s supply of opioids...Full story

A Peek into History at Pennsylvania Hospital: "The Fugitive’s Story"

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As the nation’s first hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital is home to many artifacts and memories of our country’s past. One particular artifact of that history is the statue “The Fugitive’s Story,” sculpted by John Rogers shortly after the Civi...Full story

Celebrating Those Who CARE

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Each year, Penn Medicine doctors, employees, and students from the Perelman School of Medicine volunteer their time and talents to help those less fortunate in the communities that we serve. Grants from the Penn Medicine CAREs program help ...Full story

Thank you, PPMC!

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Dear PPMC, CPUP and Homecare Teams, Thank you and congratulations on a fantastic Joint Commission survey!Once again, our teams performed spectacularly and demonstrated to the Joint Commission the excellence performed across all layers of o...Full story

Appointment of Dr. Taine V. Pechet as the Chief of Surgery, PPMC

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Please join PPMC Administration in congratulating Dr. Taine V. Pechet to his new position as Chief of Surgery, PPMC. Dr. Pechet, a talented thoracic surgeon who performs the full range of open and minimally invasive thoracic surgical proce...Full story

Davis Named HUP’s CNA of the Year

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Congratulations to certified nursing assistant Shauntae Davis of Rhoads 1, who was named the 2016 CNA of the Year. She was chosen from over 30 nominees! According to her nomination letter, the honor is well deserved. “Her skills, compassio...Full story

Saving Memories

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The Penn Memory Center Seeks to Alter the Path of Alzheimer’s Disease The Penn Memory Center is working to bend the curve of a grim trend in America: An estimated 5.2 million Americans age 65 or older have Alzheimer’s disease, and, barrin...Full story

A Celebration of Caring

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The Spirit of Caring Award, presented annually by Pastoral Care, recognizes those individuals who truly go above and beyond to provide a better hospital experience for our patients and families. This year’s awards went to individuals who r...Full story

Healing Waves of Art

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Earlier this week, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center became home to more than 200 feet of shining, twisting, flowing aluminum. The new “Waves of Healing” sculpture was created and donated by Richard Montelone as a “thank you” to the Penn Med...Full story

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