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Build A New You in the New Year!

Last November, the Healthy Rewards Wellfocused program rolled out Build A NEW You, a campaign to help build awareness of your current health status and help you take steps to improve or maintain your good health. Throughout November and December, the focus was on emotional health and well-being.

There were new challenges in the Healthy Rewards site focusing on sleep, setting your schedule, and other things to reduce stress. There were also Stress Management techniques lunch n’ learns offered onsite at nine locations across the Health System.

During the months of January, February, and March, you will see new programs and initiatives focusing on knowing your numbers, physical health, and good nutrition. Make sure you know your numbers and health risks by completing the online well-being assessment in the Healthy Rewards site and by receiving an onsite biometric screening (when they are offered) or regularly checking in with your doctor. You’ll learn about your BMI, cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose levels. You’ll also earn 500 Healthy Rewards points when you complete the well-being assessment and get your annual biometric screening! 

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New Knowledge Link Training Opportunities

There are two new offerings available for UPHS employees in Knowledge Link. Visit Knowledge Link and log in with your PennKey to get up to speed on the changes coming for ICD-10 and the Leave of Absence policy. ...Full story

Lancaster General Health Joins UPHS

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It’s official! Effective August 1,Lancaster General Health (LG Health) became a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The combination unites Penn Medicine – one of the nation’s top academic medical centers world-renowned ...Full story

Penn Medicine Information Services Wins Two Prestigious IS Industry Awards

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Penn Medicine’s Information Services team has been recognized by Health Hospital Networks with two awards, Most Wired and the 2015 Innovator Award. These awards recognize Penn Medicine for its work in keeping ahead of the technological cur...Full story

Participate in a UPHS Walk/Run/Bike Event and Earn 100 Points

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With summer in the air, excuses are drying up—find a local event that fits your style and get moving! Whether youre a seasoned athlete or have never raced before, these walk/run/bike events are a great way to stay active and give back to yo...Full story

Trauma Transition Update

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Hearing from the Employees This past February, the trauma program transitioned from HUP to Penn Presbyterian. Since the move, over 600 patients have been treated. Employees have been adjusting to new spaces, new teams and settling into the...Full story

Human Error: Console Don’t Discipline

When we investigate Safety Net reports, we usually find one of three behaviors: (1) Human Error; (2) At-Risk Behavior; or (3) Intentionally Reckless Behavior. In our weekly Just Culture quiz, 40 percent of those who responded to the recent...Full story

“Just Culture” Challenge

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Everyone in the health care plays a role in delivering safe care.By uniting together and sharing that common goal,we can all make a difference in patient safety. For the next five weeks, we will be presenting a “Just Culture”challenge.Ea...Full story

Plans Underway for Lancaster General Health to Join UPHS

Building on a longstanding clinical relationship between the two organizations, the University of Pennsylvania Health System has reached a final agreement for Lancaster General Health (LG Health) to join UPHS. A three-hospital health system...Full story

Open Enrollment Begins on April 20th

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Open Enrollment Is April 20 – May 3, 2015 Take action during Open Enrollment if you want to: Make changes to your current benefit elections for 2015 – 2016 Add or drop a dependent from your benefit coverage. Contribute to a Health Car...Full story

Take a Fresh Step into 2015

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Participate in the “Reward for Resolutions” Health Challenge … and Have the Opportunity to Earn $100! We all want to be happier and healthier in the New Year. Good health happens when the physical, emotional, social, and environmental par...Full story

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