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PAH Launches ICN Family Advisory Council, Hosts Parents of Preemies Day

PArents-of-premie-day-28Pennsylvania Hospital founded a new Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) Family Advisory Council this year as a way for former patient families to work with current patient families and inter-disciplinary hospital staff members to promote patient and family centered care in the unit. The council’s goals are to provide advisement for hospital staff, mentorship and support for patient families, and to inform, educate, and fundraise for the ICN.

Several events were held to coincide with the Council’s founding: a newborn and preemie clothing drive and a fundraiser for the ICN were held in the Elm Garden Cafeteria and a Parents of Preemies Day was held in the ICN unit on 2 Cathcart. The Parents Day event was a fun and festive, informal meet-and-greet between over 20 “graduate families” – families of former ICN preemie patients – and those whose babies are currently being cared for in the unit. There are currently up to 15 families actively involved in the steering committee of the ICN Family Advisory Council.

Parents-of-premie-day-17A photographer was available to take free portraits of families whose babies were currently in the ICN. Refreshments were provided by the ICN Family Advisory Council members and Sending Love and Hope, a local charity for preemies and recovering mothers on prescribed bed rest after giving birth.

“It was great to see the graduates and their parents return to give hope to our current patient families,” said Michelle Ferrant, MSN, RNC-NIC, CBC, chair, ICN Bereavement Committee, and co-chair, ICN Family Advisory Council.As families who have experienced the ICN journey first hand, they have unique insights to share. I was glad to be able to be a part of the Family Advisory Council and bring this event to the unit."

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Penn Medicine Hospitals Named Among Top 10 in the Nation and #1 in Philadelphia by U.S. News & World Report

Penn Medicine hospitals have been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation, and once again named #1 in the Philadelphia area byU.S. News World Report. With the newly combined results for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylva...Full story

Calling All PAH Employees

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The Pennsylvania Hospital Management Council Wants You! We’re seeking four PAH employees to star in a new patient welcome video to be shown to all inpatients. Who better to great our patients but our own amazing staff who care for them...Full story

4th Annual Tour de Elm Garden Winners

The 2014 MS City to Shore Team UPHS/Penn recruitment fundraiser at PAH – the 4th annual Tour de Elm Garden Challenge and Bidding MS Goodbye fundraiser in the Elm Garden Cafeteria – helped raise funds, awareness and 15 riders to support Te...Full story

Gather Your Team! PAH Supports Baby-Friendly Designation and World Breastfeeding Week 2014

PAH is working toward Baby-Friendly Designation – a designation that shows that we help mothers make informed choices about infant feeding and do all we can to help families meet their goals. Whether you work in Environmental Services, E...Full story

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The Office of Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, features Pennsylvania Hospital on its website as a successful “Employer Solution” for supporting nursing moms at work. The PAH page states: Despite significant ...Full story

Penn Medicine Academy College Fair at PAH

- Do I have a plan for my growth at Penn Medicine?- Could I be a fulltime employee and student at the same time?- Can I afford school and make it work in my busy life? If you’ve considered any these questions, the On-Site Degree and...Full story

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

Summer 2014 - PAH Employee Discount Amusement Park Events Tickets Summer 2014 - Penn Program for Mindfulness Special Events July 29 - PAH Nursing Budget Conference August 10 - Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with the Phillies Augus...Full story

Hope Rings Eternal for Patients at the Abramson Cancer Center Pennsylvania Hospital

In 1733, the English poet Alexander Pope penned the famous line, “Hope springs eternal in the human breast,” in An Essay on Man, Epistle I. Over three and a half centuries later, Pope’s words still resonate with profound meaning. No matter ...Full story

Regina Linehan 2014 Hubschman Award Recipient

Congratulations to the 2014 Lynn and Emil Hubschman Award recipient,Regina “Jean” Linehan, RN, MS, CDE, director of the Diabetes Education Center at PAH. The Hubschman Award annually recognizes an individual who exemplifies the Pennsylvania...Full story

The Patient Experience…

The following letter of gratitude was sent to PAH Executive Director, R. Michael Buckley, MD: I am writing to you regarding expressing my gratitude for the special care that was given to my wife at Pennsylvania Hospital… All of the hosp...Full story

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