Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” In fact – thanks to the efforts of the Abrahamsohn Christmas and East committee – HUP has three!
The tradition started in the late 1800’s with Oscar Abrahamsohn, an immigrant, who supported himself b...Full story
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 firstname.lastname@example.org...Full story
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
Before moving to their new location on Founders 6, the pathology assistants (PAs) in HUP’s Surgical Pathology Laboratory worked in very close quarters. “If I swiveled my chair at my station, I would bump into the person sitting next to me,”...Full story
In keeping with a Halloween theme, HUP’s Hand Hygiene Committee held a “What’s Haunting Your Unit?” Poster Exhibition and Competition last month to rev up the focus on the #1 way to reduce hospital infections. Each poster featured an organi...Full story
Congratulations to the latest winners of a Penn Medicine CAREs grant:
Brenda Gilchrist (PAH)
Calvary St. Augustines Annual Health Fair
Jade Lee (HUP)
Staffing For All Seasons
Jennifer Egg (P...Full story
A letter to Al D’Angelantonio, MD, of Plastic Surgery
“We have been writing down our feelings and thoughts about you for days because what you have done was give us our life back with a rainbow….How you have given us hope and a dream that ...Full story
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
The likelihood of an outbreak of Ebola in this country remains extremely remote but, like hospitals throughout this country, Penn Medicine continues to prepare for the potential of receiving a suspected or confirmed Ebola patients.
We enco...Full story
The “Day in the Life” project is a yearly visual documentation of life here at the University and Penn Medicine. See photos that capture a glimpse of the daily activity throughout Penn Medicine.
Photo caption: A pharmacist in the MYPennPh...Full story