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PAH Receives Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Silver Achievement Award

Silver-PlusPennsylvania Hospital recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

“Management of stroke at Pennsylvania Hospital has improved tremendously since we were designated a primary stroke center in 2012,” said Howard Hurtig, MD, Elliott Professor of Neurology and chair of the Neurology department at PAH. “Every member of the team of nurses, residents, physicians, and other staff of the hospital plays a vital role in making the program so well-coordinated and successful.”

To receive the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, PAH had to achieve at least 12 consecutive months of 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators and at least 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures during that same period of time, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.

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April is National Occupational Therapy Month

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Here at PAH we have a combined total of over 50 years of experience with our OT staff led byArley Johnson, MS, OTR/L, Site Supervisor at PAH for Good Shepherd Penn Partners.Marion Conneen, OTR/L,has been with PAH for over thirty years as a ...Full story

Get to Know the Laboratory Staff

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National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 20-26 The Laboratory at PAH is a part of the hospital that patients never see. However, it plays a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. As the celebration of Medical ...Full story

You’re Invited!

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All employees are invited to tour the newInfusion DepartmentofPenn’s Abramson Cancer Center Pennsylvania Hospital. Thursday, April 242 – 4 p.m. Farm Journal Building5thFloor230 W. Washington Square Be sure to stop by for a sneak preview ...Full story

The Patient Experience…

PAH Patient and Guest Relations recently received the following letter of praise from a daughter of an in-patient on 6 Cathcart: My mother stayed at Pennsylvania Hospital on the 6thfloor of the Cathcart Building for a week. Her RNs, Jeanne...Full story

33rd Annual Zubrow Award Program

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The 33rdAnnual Molly and Sidney N. Zubrow Award Program will be held Tuesday, April 29, at 5 p.m. in the Zubrow Auditorium. This year’s program features A. Mark Fendrick, MD, professor in the department of Internal Medicine and the departme...Full story

It’s here!

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Penn Medicine Facts Figures The 2014 edition ofPenn Medicine Facts Figuresis now available. This pocket-size brochure contains a wealth of publicly reported, statistical information about our organization and highlights a small sample ...Full story

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

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April - JunePenn Program for Mindfulness NEWSpringCourse Offerings April 23Nursing Care of the Parkinson’s Patient and Family April 25Free Oral, Head Neck Cancer Screening at PAH April 25Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Bake Sale April 25...Full story

Never Settle!

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Congratulations to Matthew Martin, RT, Cardiac Cath tech IV, recipient of the new Penn Heart and Vascular “Never Settle” Award. Matt was nominated by his coworkers as an employee who consistently goes above and beyond to help his cardiova...Full story

Celebrate Service: National Volunteer Week, April 6-12

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers for their vital contributions. Held this year from April 6 to 12, National Volunteer Week is abou...Full story

PAH Quality & Safety Award Winners

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

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