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Penn Medicine Wins the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

Donate-Life-twoEarlier this year, representatives from all four Penn Medicine hospitals banded together for the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. Organized by the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), and the Gift of Life Donor Program, the campaign ran from February 28 until May 14. During that time, participants organized activities and events aimed at inspiring and increasing donor awareness and designations within their hospital families. Teams captured those activities on a scorecard in an effort to achieve platinum, gold, silver, and bronze level point totals.

In July, HAP recognized Penn Medicine as the health system with the Highest Total Points Achieved!

The involvement and support of our faculty and staff were critical to the overall success of this campaign. HAP Campaign leaders asked the entire Penn Medicine community to help save lives by educating staff members, patients and their families, visitors, and the extended community outside our doors on the critical need for organ donation and providing opportunities for people to sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors. Throughout the campaign, Penn Medicine teams worked together to host registration events, post flyers and advertisements raising awareness about the campaign, organize lunch and learns for staff, and arrange donor awareness celebrations.

“The HAP campaign is a true testament to what we can accomplish when we work together, and to be awarded for raising awareness around such an important, life-saving issue, is a true honor,” said Diane Jones, BSN, RN, CCRN, clinical nurse III in the SPU, and chair of the Organ Donation Steering Committee. “I want to congratulate everyone who participated in Presby’s own Donor Challenge competition, especially our first place winners from the MICU, and our second place winners from the SPU. I am extremely proud of all the work our teams put in to help promote organ donation.”

Many thanks and congratulations to all those who helped raise awareness around this life-saving issue in the hospital and throughout the community!

2013 Bach Fund Winners

Each year, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is fortunate to bestow upon select faculty members grants from the Bach Fund, a trust created through the Estate of Jeanette Bach Tashjian. Grants, available for use by members of PPMC staff, are ...Full story

Save the Date: 5k for the IOA

Mark your calendars for Penn’s Third Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The event will be held on Penn’s campus, starting at Shoemaker Green between the Palestra and Franklin Field, and running through...Full story

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

Penn Medicine hospitals have been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News World Report. With the newly combined results for HUP and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, we were ranked as the 7th best hospital in the United S...Full story

PPMC Pharmacy Director Named 2014 Pharmacist of the Year

Nishaminy Kasbekar, PharmD, corporate director of pharmacy services at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, has been named Pharmacist of the Year 2014 by the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists (PSHP). The highest honor bestowed...Full story

Summer Spotlight on Skincare

Throughout the summer, thePresby Bulletinwill be giving you the lowdown on what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s rays in these hot summer months. Fact or Fiction: Apply sunscreen before you go ...Full story

It’s Not Too Late! Register Today for the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride

Don’t forget to register for the Bike MS City to Shore Ride, in which Team UPHS/PENN, will with your help, be the largest team! We’re counting on new and veteran cyclists to keep the momentum going strong and join the team this September 27...Full story

S.A.F.E. - Security Awareness For Employees

PPMC employees are reminded to use available services and common sense when travelling especially during evening and late night hours. PENN WALKING ESCORT (898-WALK) Walking escorts are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, between 4...Full story

February Presby STARS

Congratulations to the February 2014 Presby STAR winners, who each received $100 and a certificate recognizing their Presby STAR efforts. Kathryn Grasing – 4 East Nathan Jennato –Wound Care Beth Costa – 4 East Joy Cantuba – MICU Carly ...Full story

S.A.F.E. - Security Awareness For Employees

PPMC employees are reminded that the following precautions should be adopted by all staff assigned tothe campus. Please follow the below tips and use common sense when travelling especially during evening and late night hours. Avoid walk...Full story

PPMC Celebrates National Nurses Week

Last month, PPMC and the American Nurses Association took part in celebrating National Nurses Week, which begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Th e purpose of National Nurses Week is to raise pu...Full story


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