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Making a Positive Impact One Mom, One Baby, One Family at a Time


The World Breastfeeding Week annual awareness campaign 2015, celebrated August 1st through 7th, is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding (WABA), a global network of organizations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide. The theme this year was “Breastfeeding and work – let’s make it work!” WABA called for concerted global action to support women working inside and outside the home and to help ensure they have proper supports in their efforts to breast feed.

Marybeth Lahey, MSN, RN NE-BC, nurse manager of the Well Mother and Baby Unit, and other Women’s Health nurses were available during lunch hours in the Elm Garden Cafeteria throughout World Breastfeeding Week to answer questions about breastfeeding best practices and ways to make breast feeding work in the workplace.

PAH has received multiple formal recognitions for being an exemplary breastfeeding friendly employer and continues to lead by example. “It is so wonderful to see our breastfeeding employees returning to work with confidence,” said Pamela Power DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CENP, the clinical director of Women’s Health at PAH. “We see them interacting with ICN moms in the lactation room, we see them supporting each other through the day. We are so proud that we’ve been able to support that through education, the provision of supplies, and the allocation of space. I really need to credit our lactation team and our Human Resources team for being determined to make this a great place for a nursing mom to return to work.”

World Breast Feeding Wk 2015

PAH showed its support of World Breastfeeding with events throughout the week.

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Breastfeeding and Work: They Are Compatible!

Most people know the great health benefits of breastfeeding – for both baby and mom – but continuing to nurse after returning to work is still very difficult in this country. Two of the main obstacles women face are finding a private, clean...Full story

A Community that Cares

Since its inception in 2012, the Penn Medicine CAREs program has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to support the volunteer efforts of UPHS physicians, employees and students from the Perelman School of Medicine who go out of their way to h...Full story

PPMC Nurse Receives Rising Star Award

Earlier this year hosted its annual Philadelphia Tri-State GEM Awards. Six winners were chosen from 30 finalists in the categories of Advancing and Leading the Profession, Clinical Nursing, Inpatient, Education and Mentorship, Hom...Full story

A Community that CAREs

Since its inception in 2012, the Penn Medicine CAREs program has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to support the volunteer efforts of UPHS physicians, employees and students from the Perelman School of Medicine who go out of their way to h...Full story

A Trifecta of Meaningful Recognition

Year after year, Gallop polls reflect that Americans rate nurses as having the highest honesty and ethical standards of all professions. However, being so well-respected doesn’t mean working without challenges. Nurses deal with life and d...Full story

Redefining Cancer Survivorship

For the third year in a row, the Abramson Cancer Center at PAH extended its celebration of cancer survivorship from a single day in June to the entire month. The highlight event of the month came on June 10th, when staff and patients of ...Full story

Science Meets Community

Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center supports numerousinitiatives to benefifit our patients, caregivers, and their familiesas well as the Greater Delaware Valley community we serve.From prevention to screening to diagnosis to management t...Full story

Pipeline Graduates Exceed All Expectations

The school year has ended, signaling another successful graduating class from Penn Medicine’s Pipeline Program. But the journey to complete the two-year program isn’t easy. While these high school juniors and seniors are taking their normal...Full story

When Less is Just Right

Philadelphia is chock full of historical firsts, including in the field of medicine. Just last month, two ofPenn Medicine’sbig “firsts” celebrated their birthdays: thePerelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania– the nation...Full story

Treating Patients Like Family

Certified nursing assistant (CNA) Holland Robinson treats the patients he cares for on Rhoads 7, an oncology unit, as if they were part of his family. “I love getting to know my patients,” he said. “Our patients are pretty sick so I try to ...Full story


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