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Passed Down Pearls of Wisdom

PearlsIn 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 parent, either recently or a throwback – and we’ll share a collection of favorites on Penn Medicine social media platforms, in internal publications, and through some of our other Penn Medicine channels. Submit your memorable words and photos to

Baby Friendly Efforts Earn Victoria Rich Award 

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

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

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

CPUP at 40

Penn’s Integrated System: A Model for Other Academic Medical Centers A decision made 40 years ago to create the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP) has helped keep Penn Medicine strong in a perpetually changing and ...Full story

New Research Pharmacy Opens at PPMC

Penn’s Research Pharmacy, based at HUP, opens a new satellite location. Together, the two locations coordinate medications for 400 ongoing studies across the Penn campus. When Kenneth Rockwell Jr, PharmD, MS, director, Investigational Drug...Full story

Preserving the Pages of History at PAH

Of all the history inside Pennsylvania Hospital, from the paintings on the walls to the bricks that made them, some of the most historic pieces can be found stacked on shelves in the Old Pine building – the 13,000 volume collection of price...Full story

Every Day is Patient Safety Day!

Keeping our patients, employees and visitors safe is a year-round priority, but HUP’s annual Patient Safety Awareness Fair provides an opportunity for several departments to demonstrate -- and educate staff about --some of the measures in p...Full story

Keeping a Legacy Alive

Since 2011, Penn’s Clyde F. Barker Transplant House has served as a home away from home for 1,500 families. With occupancy from 85 to 90 percent, it’s not surprising that, after five years, many items required replacement and updating. But,...Full story

Tackling Alarm Fatigue

Alarm fatigue occurs when care providers become desensitized to the sound and may fail to respond when the alarm finally portends a true, clinically significant event. Alarm fatigue is a well-documented problem in critical care. In fact, Th...Full story


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