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Showering the Love


When Corvette Johnson’s water broke just 21 weeks into her fourth pregnancy last fall, she was rushed to a local hospital, where she says she was told to terminate her pregnancy. Instead, she sought help from the high-risk pregnancy experts at Pennsylvania Hospital, where she spent the next two and a half months in the Antepartum Unit (APU), which provides specialized care for women experiencing complica­tions of pregnancy, including premature labor, pregnancy-induced hypertension and gestational diabetes. 

“Our goal was to get her to 34 weeks and for her to have a successful delivery,” said Corrina Oxford-Horrey, MD, director of Obstetrical Services.

Corvette spent the next two and a half months at PAH. One of the hospital’s longest APU patient, she underwent intensive monitoring and “expectant management” – receiving antibiotic therapy and steroids to aid her baby’s development.

PAHBabyShowerCropped“Long-term patients like Corvette become a part of our family,” said Ruth DiLeo, BSN, RNC-OB, nurse manager Labor and Deliver, APU, and PETU.

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PAH Quality & Safety Award Winners 2015

The UPHS Quality and Safety Awards are longstanding opportunity for our hospital teams to formally celebrate their achievements in quality and patient safety over a 12 month period. This Award is designed to acknowledge UPHS departments w...Full story


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The Development of a Patient Care Technician Focused Certified Falls Prevention Advocate Program to Reduce Falls with Injury on a Medical Surgical Unit Courtney Cassidy, MSN, RNMary Del Guidice, MSN, BS, RN, CENPDeborah Drayton, MSN, R...Full story


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Improving Notification and Documentation of Patient Deaths Soumya Bollampally, DOAmanda Brock, BSN, RN, OCN, CMSRNPatrick Donnelly, MS, RNMeg Dougherty, BSN, MBA, RNErin Gange, BSN, RN, CCRNMaria Joyce, BSN, RNAndria MayberryJoseph Mil...Full story


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Keeping our Babies Safe: Spotlight on Infant Falls Debi Ferrarello, MSN, MS, RN, IBCLCAmanda Gross, BSN, RNMarybeth Lahey, BSN, RN, NE-BCSusan Meyers, MSN, PNP, RNCorrina Oxford-Horrey, MDAllene Pulsifer, MSN, PNP, RNKara Spencer, MSN,...Full story

News from Around Penn Medicine

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Penn Medicine Opens Pavilion for Advanced Care at PPMC Last month, Penn Medicine’s newest facility, the Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC) at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), opened its doors. Once the $144 million, six-story, 178,00...Full story

Penn's Perelman School of Medicine Opens New Home for Medical Education

With the opening of theHenry A. Jordan M’62 Medical Education Center, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvaniahas expanded its urban campus with an innovative new facility that’s redefining medical education for ...Full story

TJC Corner

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Staying in a State of Perpetual Preparedness The Joint Commissions (TJC), the independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the U.S., is due to inspect ...Full story

There’s Still Time to Nominate a Heart Hero!

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Penn Heart and Vascular patients and employees never settle! Whether it is a patient, caregiver, clinician or scientist – we want to hear about those people who go above and beyond in the world of cardiovascular care. Tell us if there’s s...Full story

What’s Happening – Your resource for events and happenings throughout PAH and Penn Medicine

As of February 15 Penn Museum Summer Camp Registration Now Open! February 28 Penn Museum’s 26th Annual Celebration of African Cultures February – November 2015 Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama Exhibit Opens at...Full story

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of MLK

This past January 19, nationally recognized as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Pennsylvania Hospital hosted its 13th annual MLK Day at PAH. The event is sponsored by what was formerly known as the hospital’s Black History Month Commi...Full story


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