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Announcements for Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Are you Planning Holiday Outreach?

Is your department or unit volunteering time to help local communities around the holidays?

If so, please be sure to let the Presby Bulletin know! Email a short write-up about your outreach activities (and a photo if possible) to katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu. We want to include as many community efforts as possible in upcoming issues!

Latest Winners of a CAREs Grant!

CAREs
Each quarter, the CAREs Foundation awards grants of up to $2,000 per project to community and hospital-based programs on behalf of employees or Perelman School of Medicine students who volunteer their time to support those programs. Don’t...Full story

Heartfelt Thanks

A letter from a family friend of a PPMC Patient I wanted to share another positive patient experience that occurred for most of October at Penn Presby. On October 1st [a woman] went into cardiac respiratory arrest in Avalon, NJ and was ta...Full story

July 2014 Presby Stars

Congratulations to Presby STAR winners for July 2014, who each received $100 and a certificate recognizing their Presby STAR efforts. Samantha Steele – Nursing, CUPP 4 E Tina Taylor – Guest Services Theresa Whitehead – Nursing, Administr...Full story

A Celebration of Art & Life

Art-and-Life
A new Celebration of Art and Life – an exhibition of two dimensional artwork dedicated to the memory of Bernett L. Johnson, MD, HUP’s former chief medical officer – will open in early 2015. Faculty, staff, students and patients interested ...Full story

Ebola Preparedness at Penn Medicine

The likelihood of an outbreak of Ebola in this country remains extremely remote, but, like hospitals throughout this country, Penn Medicine continues to prepare for the potential of receiving a suspected or confirmed Ebola patients. We enc...Full story

Sixth Annual PPMC Patient Advocacy Recognition Reception

Patient-Advocates-two
The 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...Full story

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!

Smoke-out
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

PPMC-at-night
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

 

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