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UPHS Annual Benefits Open Enrollment April 20-May 3

Mark your calendars–this year’s UPHS Benefits Open Enrollment period runs from April 20 through May 3.

This year, enrollment is passive.

In previous benefit years, participants were defaulted to the higher tobacco-user rate. This year, your current elections will automatically rollover to next year if you do not make any changes. The only exception to this is the Flexible Spending Account–employees must actively enroll/re-enroll in the FSA for FY16.

Note for Chester County Hospital employees:   As this is the first year enrolling through our electronic system, we strongly encourage you to log on and confirm that the elections you have been defaulted into are the ones you want, or make the necessary changes to ensure your coverage for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 fits your needs.

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Digital Edition of What's New 3/20/2015

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Screening Key to Beat Colon Cancer before It Starts

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March is home to the first day of spring, the start of Daylight Saving Time and St. Patrick’s Day, but more importantly, March is Colon Cancer Awareness month. This time of year hospitals and health care organizations get together to educ...Full story

Mao Pezzella, New Director of Respiratory Care and Neurophysiology Services

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Please welcome Mao Pezzella, MBA, RRT, as PAH’s new director of Respiratory and Neurophysiology Services.Mao comes to PAH from Mercy Suburban Hospital where she was the manager of Respiratory Care Services, Neurodiagnostics, Pulmonary Reh...Full story

Sending Love and Hope

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After only seven weeks of being pregnant, Keri Heickert’s life as she knew it was no longer. Hers was a difficult pregnancy. In the fall of 2012 at only 20 weeks along, Keri – who was carrying fraternal twin girls – was admitted to monito...Full story

New Treatment Service Tailored to Children and Adolescents Available at Hall-Mercer

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Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center at Pennsylvania Hospital is excited to announce the expansion of services with a new program the Pennsylvania Hospital Anxiety Treatment for Children and Adolescents at Hall Mercer, or PATCH....Full story

The Patient Experience…

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Dear Pennsylvania Hospital, Just a note about the wonderful experience I had at your facility. I first arrived at your hospital through the Emergency Department. From the check-in desk until I was released, everything was great. Every...Full story

34th Annual Zubrow Award Program

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Featuring… Barron H. Lerner, MD Professor, Department of Population, Health and Medicine,New York University Langone Medical Center Two Doctors, Two Generations:Medical Ethics Then and Now ...Full story

TJC Corner

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Staying in a State of Perpetual Preparedness The survey window is rapidly closing for The Joint Commissions (TJC), the independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and p...Full story

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

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NEW!April 2015 Penn Museum Events NEW! April 15 – June 2015 Penn Program for Mindfulness Special Event and Spring 2015 Course Offerings: NEW!April 1920th Annual DASH for Organ Tissue Donor Awareness April 29, 201510th Annual History of...Full story

Digital Edition of What's New 3/6/2015

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