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HUPdate Digital Edition - April 4, 2014

The digital version of HUPdate is available here.

OncoLink Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Millions!

When OncoLink was launched in 1994, the Internet was uncharted territory. In fact, as OncoLink editor James Metz, MD, of Radiation Oncology, told those attending last month’s 20th anniversary celebration, “most people didn’t even know what ...Full story

Navigating Health-Care Changes Is Becoming a Little Easier

In 1751, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Bond founded the nation’s first public hospital to care for the sick-poor and insane of Philadelphia.” The Pennsylvania Assembly told Franklin that if he could raise 2,000 pounds from private citizens, ...Full story

UPHS Annual Open Enrollment Coming Soon

The 2014 Open Enrollment runs from Monday, April 14, through Sunday, April 27. This year’s enrollment is an active enrollment which means you must make an active election during the enrollment period. * Earned Premium Discount Extended to ...Full story

All Employee Meetings

Attending an All Employee Meeting is a great way to learn more about HUP and the Health System from hospital leaders. The next three will be held on: *Tuesday, April 8, from 8:30 to 9:30 am *Tuesday, May 6, from noon to 1:00 pm *Tuesday,...Full story

Million Dollar Bike Ride is Coming!

There’s still time to sign up for the first annual Million Dollar Bike Ride on Saturday, May 3, to help raise money for rare disease research, organized by the Penn Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy and Rare Disease Cycling. Th...Full story

Do You Have an Advance Directive?

National Health Care Decisions Day (NHDD) is dedicated to inspiring, empowering and educating the public on the importance of advance care planning. Talk with your loved ones and/or colleagues about your values and preferences for care if y...Full story

HUPdate Digital Edition - March 21, 2014

The digital version of HUPdate is available here. ...Full story

Patient Safety: Always a Priority

Keeping our patients, families, and staff safe is an ongoing process at HUP. This year’s Patient Safety Awareness Fair highlighted many of those safety measures, some initiated just in the past year. For example, Safety Management’s new ev...Full story

Stand Up, Sing Along and Get Your Praise On!

For nearly 20 years, Gospelrama has been an important part of HUP’s Black History Month celebration. That’s no surprise. As staff chaplain Madeline Dawson noted during her welcoming remarks, “What we offer can bring comfort and joy and lift...Full story

Got a Ticket to Ride …and Penn Medicine CAREs

Margaret Rummel, BSN, MHA, OCN, oncology nurse navigator, serves as a catalyst for many patients seeking life-saving care at the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC). She and her colleagues in Patient and Family Services help overcome barriers to n...Full story

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