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Sixth Annual PPMC Patient Advocacy Recognition Reception

Patient-Advocates-twoThe PHI auditorium was packed last week as staff, family and friends came to honor colleagues and loved ones being recognized at the 6th Annual PPMC Patient Advocacy Recognition Reception. The UPHS Office of Patient Affairs and PPMC Patient & Guest Relations honored outstanding staff who are PPMC partners in patient advocacy. Thirteen honorees from departments across Penn Presbyterian were individually spotlighted for consistently partnering with the Patient & Guest Relations office in the pursuit of patient satisfaction, patient advocacy, and furthering the patient experience at Penn Presbyterian.

“We have such a diverse group of honorees this year, including people from clinical care units, support services, patient access, and more,” said Michele Volpe, executive director of PPMC. “The diverse group we’re recognizing today speaks to how deep our skills set is here at Presbyterian, and how engaged you all are with the work being done at every level, beyond clinical care.”

Congratulations to this year’s honorees!

Iris BryantPodiatric Surgery

Debra Goldstein, MSWSocial Work

Luis Gonzalez Patient Access

Kathleen Hutt, RN, MSN Nursing

Craig Israelite, MD Orthopaedics

Angela Medley Skilled Nursing Facility

Patricia O’Brien, MSN, RN, CCRN CRNP Nursing

Norman Pegrem Security

Robert J. Russell, MS, FACHE, NHA Administration

Kelly Anne Spratt, DO, FACC Cardiology

Tina S. Taylor Patient & Guest Relations

Keith W. Watkins, BA Patient Access

Richard Lee Weiss, MD, FACC, FACP Cardiology

HIPAA Update: Clinical Systems Monitoring for Inappropriate Access

You may recall from earlier communications that Penn Medicine has launched a new software-enabled program to proactively monitor clinical systems to help detect inappropriate access to patient medical records.The program was initiated in Se...Full story

The Great American Smoke Out is Thursday November 20… Make it Your Quit Day!

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The University of Pennsylvania Health System is proud to join the American Cancer Society in promoting the Great American Smoke Outon Thursday, November 20, 2014! Did you know that tobacco use is the single-most preventable cause of disease...Full story

June 214 Presby Stars

Congratulations to Presby STAR winners for June 2014, who each received $100 and a certificate recognizing their Presby STAR efforts. David Ford - SICU Tobi Adebamowo - Nursing, 5 S Melissa Hamilton - Cardiology, 3 E Maureen McGinley - ...Full story

Presby’s Night Owls

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Keeping the Lights On when it’s Dark OutsideIt was 10:30 p.m. when I walked into the Wright-Saunders lobby; a familiar scene that on this night was eerily unfamiliar in its silence. But what I learned over the c...Full story

Ebola Preparedness at Penn Medicine

As an academic medical institution, Penn Medicine stands ready to provide expert clinical care under a broad range of circumstances, keeping the safety and protection of our patients and staff as our top priority at all times. The likelih...Full story

Penn Accredited as One of Six National Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers

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Penn Medicineis now home to one of the first fully accredited Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers (PHCCs) in the country, with its Pulmonary Hypertension/Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and the Hospit...Full story

5th Annual PPMC Nursing Perioperative Conference 2014

When: Saturday, Nov. 15, 7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Location: Kozart AuditoriumFree to UPHS employees; Non- UPHS RN $20, students $10 Continental breakfast and parking included.Pre-registration required: send name, address, phone number, entity...Full story

Apply Today for You Penn Medicine CAREs Grant

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Don’t forget, there’s still time to apply for your Penn Medicine CAREs grant. Applications for the next round of grants are being accepted through December 1, 2014. Visit the CAREs Community Outreach pagefor more information....Full story

Lunch and a Movie

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In celebration of National Medical Librarians Month, all hospital staff is invited to a special film presentation. “Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine,” produced by the New England Journal of Medicine, is a 42-minute film featuring three...Full story

2015 MLK, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Awards

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The MLK, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Awards are presented to five individuals (Penn/Penn Medicine faculty, staff, students and members of the broader Philadelphia community) who demonstrate significant contributions in community s...Full story

 

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