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Ebola Preparedness at Penn Medicine

As you know, preparations for the possibility of caring for a patient with Ebola have been underway for several months at HUP. We were among the first in the nation to offer our special expertise in this global public health crisis. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced that HUP is part of an elite group of 35 hospitals nationwide – and the only adult hospital in Pennsylvania – capable of safely caring for patients with Ebola.

As always, we encourage all staff to continue to check for updates. As a reminder, two phone lines are available to assist clinicians and staff around the clock:

*Clinicians with patient-related questions should call 215-614-0524. A physician will answer and handle calls about screening, isolation and, if necessary, lead arrangements for patient transport to HUP from another entity.

*General questions not pertaining to direct patient care can be directed to 215-615-2929.


Are You Planning Holiday Outreach?

Is your department or unit volunteering time to help local communities around the holidays? If so, please be sure to let HUPdate know! Email a short write-up about your outreach activities (and a photo if possible) to sally.sapega@uphs.upen...Full story

Holly Days Are Coming!

Once again, HUP will reach out to the less fortunate in our community through its Holly Days program. The program will again support a local facility for women and children in transition, providing toys and clothing, but new this year it wi...Full story

Announcements From Medical Records

As part of Penn Medicine’s consolidation plan, most of Health Information Management (Medical Records) from HUP, PAH, and PPMC will move to 1500 Market Street on December 4. Effective December 5, the new address and contact information are:...Full story

Leadership Transitions

New Chief of PAH Cardiovascular Surgery Satoshi Furukawa, MD, has been named chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital. Previously chief of CT surgery at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Furukawa specializes in open and...Full story

Speaking with HUP's Leaders

At a recent Meal with an Administrator, HUP executive director Garry Scheib encouraged everyone to consider giving to the Penn’s Way campaign (which ends this Friday, November 14). Any donations to HUP go directly to a special fund to provi...Full story

Penn Medicine Employee Flu Campaign Ends December 1, 2014

Over the past four years, 99% of HUP and UPHS employees have been vaccinated for seasonal influenza. Getting the flu vaccine reduces the risk of illness for our staff and helps keep our patients, colleagues, and families safe and healthy. U...Full story

Join the Great American Smokeout

The Health System is proud to join the American Cancer Society in promoting the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 20. Did you know that tobacco use is the single-most preventable cause of disease and premature death in the Unite...Full story

Ebola Preparedness at Penn Medicine

As an academic medical institution, Penn Medicine stands ready to provide expert clinical care under a broad range of circumstances, keeping the safety and protection of our patients and staff as our top priority at all times. The likelihoo...Full story

Meet the AP Providers

Learn more about the roles of HUP’s advanced practice clinicians -- nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and nurse anesthetists -- during the annual Advanced Practice Providers Week. A “Meet and Greet” will take place ...Full story

PM Wins 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

Earlier this year, the Hospital Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), and the Gift of Life Donor Program to create the 2014...Full story


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