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Healing Waves of Art

Sculpture_croppedEarlier this week, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center became home to more than 200 feet of shining, twisting, flowing aluminum. The new “Waves of Healing” sculpture was created and donated by Richard Montelone as a “thank you” to the Penn Medicine care teams who saved both of his parents’ lives. Monteleone hopes the piece, which is now suspended above the Cupp lobby, will help foster a calming and healing environment for families and loved ones of PPMC’s patients, a role he knows all too well.

In the past three years, Monteleone has spent more than 30 hours at PPMC, and none of it as a patient. In 2014, his mother underwent a successful open heart procedure, and earlier this year, he returned again after his father suffered a heart attack and would also require open heart surgery.

“Will he survive? What if he’s debilitated? Can my mom handle that?” Monteleone wondered as he waited for their doctors to deliver the news. “While we were waiting to hear about my dad’s surgery, I spent some time talking to other families who were waiting for their loved ones. All our stories were very similar. We spend a lot of time in the waiting area while our loved one is in surgery, wondering what the outcome will be. The waiting area is very important.”

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Have Your Art Displayed at Penn Medicine Cherry Hill

Calling all painters, photographers, printmakers, and craftspeople! Penn Medicine Cherry Hill is inviting all Penn faculty, staff, students, and patients to submit artwork to its first-ever art exhibition. The art exhibition will be on disp...Full story

Exclusive Learning Opportunities at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Founded in 1903, the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has built a reputation that echoes their mission: “Educate for excellence in healthcare practice, leadership, and the continuous acquisition of knowledge.” Originally a nursing sc...Full story

PPMC Wins Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Award!

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes PPMC’s commitm...Full story

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Receives National Award for ICU Design

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and the American Institute of Architects Academy on Architecture for Health (AIA) have presented the ICU Design Citation Award to the tra...Full story

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Everyone Gets One!

On Monday, June 27, PPMC’s ED celebrated National HIV Testing Day by wearing red - the color of HIV/AIDS awareness. The celebration was the official kickoff of the team’s 12 week “Everyone Gets One” campaign this summer, which aims to promo...Full story

The Penn Ventricular Assist Device Program Celebrates Dedicated Patient Caregivers

The Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program at Penn Medicine hosted a night of dinner, dancing and discussion to celebrate and give thanks to those caregivers who provide support for our VAD patients day in and day out. VAD patients depend ...Full story

PPMC Surgical Techs Climb the Ladder

Congratulations are in order for PPMC’s first surgical technicians to climb the new Clinical Ladder program for Surgical Technicians, a model developed byLori Fowler-Gagliardi, RN, MBA, CNOR, Clinical Director of Perioperative Services, in ...Full story

Home Cook Heroes

PPMC thanks all those who have recently volunteered to be Home Cook Heroes at the Gift of Life Family House. Home Cook Heroes is a community-focused program that provides a much needed service to families who often don’t have the time, reso...Full story

Congratulations to PPMC’s FY16 Q3 CAREs Grant Recipients

John Gallagher, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, RRT, Trauma Program Manager Bleeding Control Course Bleeding injuries can result from natural and manmade disasters as well as interpersonal violence. Providing bystanders with basic tools and informa...Full story

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