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Announcements for HUP

Stay Safe

To help patients,visitors and staff stay safe outside of the hospital, HUP Security offers escorts to the parking garages and streets surrounding the hospital.  Call 215-662-COPS (2677).

For areas beyond that, Penn Walking Escorts are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, between 43rd and 30th Streets, and Market Street to Baltimore Avenue. Escorts are also available from 10 am until 3 am between 50th and 30th Streets and Spring Garden Street to Woodland Avenue via the University’s partnership with the University District Ambassador Program.

 To request a Penn Walking Escort:

  • Ask any Public Safety Officer on patrol or inside a building.
  • Call 215-898-WALK(9255) or 511 from Penn campus phone.
  • Use one of the many building and blue-light ephones located on and off Penn’s campus.

In addition, Penn Transit Services provide mobile escort services for all members of the Penn community, from 6 pm to 3 am daily, operating within the following boundaries: 20th to 50th Streets, between Spring Garden Street and Woodland Avenue. Call 215-898-RIDE (7433).


Delivering the Best in Cancer Care

Pennsylvania Hospital is now also home to Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center (ACC), one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the region. Under the direction of Arthur Staddon, MD, PAH can now offer a w...Full story

Be Safe!

To help employees stay safe, both in and outside of the hospital, Security recommends the following safety precautions: * Avoid walking alone whenever possible and stay on busy, well-lighted streets. * Carry a loud whistle or high-decibel...Full story

All Employee Meetings

All Employee Meetings are a great place to learn about HUP and the Health System. HUPs senior leaders will be available to provide updates and answer questions. The next three will take place on: · July 8, from 8:30 to 9:30 am · August 5,...Full story

Join the 5K for the IOA!

Be sure to save the date – Sunday, September 21– for Penn’s Third Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk. The event will again be held on Penn’s campus, starting at Shoemaker Green between the Palestra and Franklin Field, and running th...Full story

New Mandatory HIPAA Training

A new mandatory HIPAA privacy training has been released to update all Penn Medicine employees on privacy and security rules under HIPAA. The training module can be completed online through Knowledge Link. The interactive format addresses c...Full story

Housing Fair: One-Stop Resource

Penn Home Ownership Services is sponsoring the annual House Fair on Wednesday, May 21, from 11 am to 2 pm, in Wright-Saunders on the PPMC campus. Representatives from PHOS, its lending partners, and other exhibitors will be at this one-stop...Full story

Great Save

This injury – a steak knife to the spine and spinal cord – could have meant a lifetime of lower-extremity paralysis and permanent bowel and bladder dysfunction. Instead,the 58-year-old patient, who was injured after a relative mistook him f...Full story

DNA Comes Alive in Lights!

This spring — 20 years after scientists first cloned the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes — Penn’s Basser Research Center for BRCA unveiled “Homologous Hope,” a new sculpture suspended from the glass atrium at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicin...Full story

Helping People All the Time

Service excellence, ie, going above and beyond, isn’t necessarily a huge action. Sometimes it’s as basic as showing compassion and genuine concern for a family’s “beloved mother.” Or it’s staying late when an “emergent patient arrives at th...Full story

Come to the Philadelphia Science Festival!

Penn Medicine will again play a starring role in the4thannualPhiladelphia Science Festival,a citywide collaboration showcasing science and technology. The Festival runs from Friday, April25 to Saturday, May 3 -- 10 days devoted to celebrati...Full story

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