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Digital Edition of System News - July 2016

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Saving Memories

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The Penn Memory Center Seeks to Alter the Path of Alzheimer’s Disease The Penn Memory Center is working to bend the curve of a grim trend in America: An estimated 5.2 million Americans age 65 or older have Alzheimer’s disease, and, barrin...Full story

CEO Column

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Changing patients’ behavior has the power to save lives. The question is, what is the best way to do it? “Nudging,” an approach using insights from behavioral economics adapted for the health care setting, points in a promising direction. ...Full story

Penn Medicine’s 2016 Nursing Clinical Excellence Awards

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Each year, Penn Medicine nursing leadership celebrates clinical nurses throughout the Health System and presents those who go above and beyond with UPHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Awards. At the 16th annual celebration earlier this year, C...Full story

Cunningham Named SVP and Chief Nursing Executive for Penn Medicine

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Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, FAAN, AOCN, has been named to a new post as senior VP and chief nursing executive for the Health System. She will continue her role as HUP’s chief nursing executive. In her new role, Cunningham will provide lea...Full story

Awards and Accolades

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Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, FRS, director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics has been elected to the Royal Irish Academy, the highest academic honor in Ireland. Membership is awarded to persons who have attained th...Full story

Ludmirs Receive Good Samaritan Award

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For over 30 years, the Good Samaritan Award has been given to someone who has provided exemplary volunteer leadership and support with a spirit of generosity and caring for Pennsylvania Hospital. The award stems from the hospital’s seal, wh...Full story

A Star is Born … Again!

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At Lancaster General Health, the safety of our employees is a top priority. The Employee Health Services team ensures that strict policies are in place to provide an environment that keeps employees safe and well, and also provides educatio...Full story

Penn’s Lung Rescue Team: Bringing Access to Top-Tier Care Across Our Region

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A new program at Penn Medicine is bringing state of the art care to some of the area’s sickest patients and its effect is sending ripples across the entire region. The new Penn Lung Rescue program launched a little more than a year ago and...Full story

Penn Medicine @ Work

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, lea...Full story

Penn Medicine Residents Sharpen Skills During Medical Jeopardy 2016

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For the first time ever, Penn’s resident Medical Jeopardy team from the Department of Medicine tied for second place in the nation in the American College of Physicians (ACP) Doctor’s Dilemma, also known as Medical Jeopardy! The annual comp...Full story

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