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PAH Receives Get With The Guidelines – Gold Plus Award – is Recognized for Excellence in Stroke Care


Pennsylvania Hospital has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award and qualifies for recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite. “With this recognition, Pennsylvania Hospital is now part of an elite group of hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association,” said Anjan K. Chatterjee, MD, chair of the department of Neurology and PAH and the Elliott Professor of Neurology.

“Stroke management at Pennsylvania Hospital has been on an impressive trajectory of improvement since first being designated by The Joint Commission as a primary stroke center in 2012,” Chatterjee said. Since that time, the Center was recertified in 2014, and has achieved the Bronze, Silver and Gold Get With The Guidelines recognition awards in under three years. “None of it could have happened without our team of nurses, residents, physicians and supportive hospital staff all dedicated to continually improving stroke care and outcomes.”

To reinforce this point and to underscore the hospital’s continued commitment to stroke care, Judy Jia, MD, a stroke specialist, was recently recruited to join the Neurology staff.

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Let’s Celebrate the Season

Get Your Tickets Now for the Annual PAH Holiday Meal ‘Tis the season for celebrating and all hospital, professional and affiliated medical office staff and volunteers are invited to share in the annual Pennsylvania Hospital holiday meal....Full story

Please Welcome…

Tracy H. Griffith, DSW, MSS, LCSW, as the new Director of Clinical Resource Management and Social Work. Griffith started his career with UPHS as an oncology Social Work student at HUP.He was hired in 1996, and has worked in general med/s...Full story

The Patient Experience

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The following letter was sent to Patient and Guest Relations commending the Bariatric Surgery Team at PAH. I was admitted for bariatric surgery at your hospital and wanted to share my experience. Everyone was wonderful – but I’d like to...Full story

Penn Medicine Top Fundraiser for 2015 Heart Walk!

Way to go team Penn Medicine who was the top fundraising organization for the American Heart Association’s 2015 Heart Walk. Penn Medicine raised $199,377 – the most ever raised for the Heart Walk. PAH also exceeded its $20,000 goal by r...Full story

Be Safe this Holiday Season and Always

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The holiday season is upon us and while it’s time for celebrating with family and friends, it’s also an opportune time for thieves and an increase in crime. Below are some safety tips for traveling – weather it’s to and from work du...Full story

Spreading Some Good Will this Holiday Season? We Want to Know!

If you are sharing your time, talents and support with the community and/or Penn Medicine this Holidayseason, please email your activities – and photo(s) – to the Penn Medicine Department of Communications atpennmedicinecommunications@uphs....Full story

The Unique Way to “Grow” Cancer Awareness

Things are getting pretty hairy in Engineering Services. Male staff members are participating in No Shave November” as a show of solidarity and support to raise awareness for testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common form o...Full story

Calling All Bakers!

Bake Sale
The Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital is hosting its Fifth Annual Together We Can Bake Sale Wednesday, December 9th, in the Pine Building Basement and Thursday, December 10th, in the lobby of the Farm Journal Building. All p...Full story

Light Up a Life for Penn Wissahickon Hospice!

Light Up a Life 2015
Please join Penn Wissahickon Hospice for the annual celebration of light and life. This tree lighting ceremony – held early in the holiday season – is being hosted at PAH this year and offers a chance to honor and remember lost loved ones...Full story

PAH’s Annual Non-Perishable Food Drive

Camp Out for Hunger
Help Those in Need this Holiday Season Non-perishable food items are being collected from now until Wednesday, December2nd. This worthy cause supports WMMR FM radio’s “Preston Steve’s Campout for Hunger.” All proceed will be donated to...Full story

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