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Big Honors for Our Littlest Patients


It’s estimated that ten to 15 percent of babies born each year in the U.S. spend time in a neonatal intensive care (NICU). At PAH, approximately 40 percent of the babies born are from high-risk pregnancies and about half of those babies require advanced neonatal care. Few families are prepared for the immense strain and challenges they will face as their babies fight for their lives.

For the first time ever, September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month, established this year by Project Sweet Peas, a national non-profit organization coordinated by volunteers who, through personal experience provide support to families with infants in intensive care and to those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. 


“September is now officially a month of awareness designed to honor NICU patients, their families and the health professionals who care for them,” said Michelle Ferrant, MSN, RNC-NIC, CBC, co-chair, ICN Family Advisory Council. “With Pennsylvania Hospital’s reputation of having one of the best intensive care nurseries in the US, we certainly want to be a part of the national celebration and by increasing awareness we can strengthen our network and formulate more resources and solutions for our families experiencing life in the NICU.”

The PAH ICN Family Advisory Council is hosting an Afternoon Tea on Monday, September 29, at 3 pm, in the ICN family lounge on 2 Cathcart. “The Council thought a Tea would provide an wonderful opportunity for parents of infants still in the Intensive Care Nursery to mingle in a friendly atmosphere, We wanted to offer them a place and a few moments together to de-stress,” said Ferrant.

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PAH is hosting an Infant Remembrance Day Memorial and Candle Lighting

October 10 at 6:30 p.m.Physic Garden and Great Court The names of children who have passed away will be read during the ceremony. To add a name of a child to the program or to RSVP please contact: Michelle Ferrant at Michelle.Ferrant@uphs....Full story

Next Town Meeting – October 1

Be sure to mark your calendar for the next PAH Town Hall MeetingonWednesday, October 1.As always, there will be two sessions to accommodate day and night shifts:12 p.m. in the Zubrow Auditorium and 10 p.m. in theMcClellan Conference Room. T...Full story

PAH Welcomes New Physicians to Professional Staff

Satoshi Furukawa, MD, FACS – Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery Dr. Furukawa, a professor of Clinical Surgery at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, came to PAH from The Reading Hospital and Medical Center where he was chief of cardiothoracic...Full story

PAH Welcomes New Physicians to Professional Staff

Karen M. Puopolo, MD, PhD – Section Chief, Neonatology Newborn Pediatrics Dr. Puopolo, an associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, comes to PAH from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where s...Full story

New PAH Professional Staff

Olga Achildi, MD – PsychiatryCharles Baillie, MD – HospitalistJoseph Berger, MD – NeurologyDanielle Bourget, MD – Emergency MedicineClara Boyd, MD - NeurologyAnjan Chatterjee, MD, FAAN – Chair of NeurologySari Eitches, MD – Delancey Medical...Full story

September is National Preparedness Month

September officially kicks off the “back to school” and fall season. It’s also the 11th annual National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Nation...Full story

Penn’s Way 2015 Campaign About to Launch


Representin’ PAH

Penn's Way Poster
PAH Cardiac Catheterization and EP Technologist Rebecca Wascho is featured in this year’s Penns Way Campaign advertising! Here she is, the first person on the left, in the “Giving is PENN’S WAY” poster....Full story

Historic Collections Exhibition Lecture Series

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Please join the Friends of the Historic Collections at PAH for their upcoming lecture Wednesday, October 8, at 6 p.m. in the Physician’s Lounge, first floor, Pine Building. Tim McGrath, Health and Science Center, Inc., will discuss his b...Full story

Get Your Fall Sports Fix: Penn Athletics Deals for All Penn Medicine Employees

PENN FOOTBALL UPHS faculty and staff receive free admission for themselves and their spouses to all Penn home football games. Just present your UPHS or hospital ID upon entry. Youth already enter for free at Penn Football games so families ...Full story

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