A Snapshot of the Nation’s First Hospital After Dark
It was a chilly, rainy and moonless night. While the rest of North America was slumbering the night of October 22 and into the morning of October 23, What’s New made the rounds through Pennsylvania Hospital to shine the spotlight on our night shift employees. This special issue of What’s New is dedicated to all who contribute to our mission of providing excellent care and keeping our fine institution running smoothly, 24-7.
When Things Go ‘Bump’ in the Night
If there’s ceiling leak or elevator stuck at night, who ya gonna call? The night mechanics of Engineering Services – that’s who – the Mr. Fix-its who provide electrical, plumbing, structural and mechanical solutions as needed overnight at PAH. Clinton Land and John McClelland work the first night shift. Both men address problems in any of the 19 individual buildings (that’s all except Penn Medicine Washington Square) across Pennsy’s campus – including both parking decks. “We respond to everything,” said Land. “If we can’t actually fix the situation ourselves, we’re the ones who make sure it gets done.”
Engineering night shift mechanics, Clinton Land and John McClelland