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Read to Succeed

Cares_recipient_cropped“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more you learn. The more places you’ll go!” These words by the late Theodor Seuss Geisel (know better as Dr. Seuss), are in line with the mission of the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC), a Philadelphia non-profit that strives to put books in the hands of Philadelphia’s children and take them places they may otherwise not get to go.

Thirty years ago, every public elementary school in Philadelphia had a library staffed by a librarian. Since then, nearly all of them have been closed. WePAC has re-opened 17 of those libraries, and currently operates 12 libraries in West and Southwest Philadelphia, serving more than 5,000 students.

The National Education Association reports that high school dropouts are 72 percent more likely to be unemployed as compared to high school graduates and nearly 80 percent of incarcerated individuals do not have a high school diploma.

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Penn Medicine at the 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival

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Penn Medicine will again play a leading role in thefifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival, a citywide collaboration showcasing science and technology every spring. The Festival packs more than 100 events into nine days at locations acro...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

Penn Presbyterian Receives Top Honor from Commission on Cancer

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The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) has awarded Penn Presbyterian Medical Center the commissions top honor, the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA), in recognition of its commitment to the highest level of quality ca...Full story

Creating Canopy

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Penn and UPHS Employees in City and Suburbs Eligible for Free Tree 2015 is the 4th year of Creating Canopy, Penn’s effort to “spread roots for a greener region” in alignment with our Climate Action Plan. Help “green” our region by picking ...Full story

Put It in Writing!

When it comes to health-care decisions, most of us know what we would want for themselves, but what if – due to illness or an unexpected accident – you’re unable to make them? Would your loved ones know what medical decisions to make for yo...Full story

Holy Patient Safety, Batman! We’re All Superheros!

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PPMC held its annual Patient Safety Fair last month. The creative, fun and informative displays based on this year’s super hero theme, focused on the importance of a just culture. More than 600 faculty and staff from the day and night shift...Full story

New Art Exhibition Like a Breath of Fresh Air

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Each year, the walls of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and the Penn Tower Bridge come alive with framed art and photography as part of the Celebration of Art and Life Exhibition. The exhibition not only showcases the many talents...Full story

Prostate Cancer Care that Rocks

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Many Philadelphians routinely wake up to WMMR’s Preston and Steve morning show. Last month, co-host Steve Morrison gave a group of Penn Medicine patients a different kind of wake-up call. Morrison recently underwent a successful robotic p...Full story

UPHS Annual Benefits Open Enrollment April 20-May 3

Mark your calendars–this year’s UPHS Benefits Open Enrollment period runs from April 20 through May 3. This year, enrollment is passive. In previous benefit years, participants were defaulted to the higher tobacco-user rate. This year, yo...Full story

PPMC’s All-Star Celebration

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2015 started off with a bang – new buildings, new teams, new faces, and new experiences! PPMC would like to thank the entire staff for being hospital heroes. As a salute to our SUPERSTARS, earlier this month, faculty and staff came together...Full story

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