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System News — July 2015

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Helping Children Deal with Grief

Losing a loved one is never easy but it can be especially hard on children. Understanding the toll it can take, Penn Wissahickon Hospice recently spearheaded two efforts that help kids make their way through the grieving process while still...Full story

A Beautiful Tribute

The painted mural in the children’s bereavement room at Penn Wissahickon Hospice is not only thing of beauty. A six-panel stained-glass window, displayed on another wall, is the gift a young man, barely 13, created as a Bar Mitzvah project ...Full story

CEO Column

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As part of a thoughtful growth strategy, Penn Medicine continues to form partnerships and make investments that enhance our regional presence. The major motivation is improving access to integrated care conveniently located to where growing...Full story

Congratulations to Nursing Excellence Winners

Penn’s School of Nursing was ranked the top in the country by U.S. News World Report, but “we couldn’t have achieved this ranking without you,” said SON dean Antonia Villarruel, PhD, at the 15th annual UPHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Awar...Full story

Leadership Transitions

Judith Long, MD, has become chief of General Internal Medicine, effective July 1. Joining Penn in 2002, Long went on to be named director of Penn’s Master of Science in Health Policy Research program and co-director of the Center for the E...Full story

A Helping Hand

As a certified hand therapist, Jill Townsend, PT, has helped many patients at Chester County Hospital regain function, but she also shares her medical skills with Community Volunteers in Medicine, an organization that provides free medical...Full story

A New Space for Country’s First Pharmacy

Pennsylvania Hospital opened the first hospital pharmacy in the original 13 U.S. colonies in 1752. It remained in the original, historic Pine building for next 175 years. During this time the pharmacy only served hospital inpatients. After ...Full story

A New Health Care Destination in Chester County

Penn Medicine recently celebrated the opening of PM Southern Chester County, a new outpatient facility providing this growing population with comprehensive outpatient services and the most advanced technology in their hometown. Medical serv...Full story

What’s Next for the Class of 2015

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Last month, the Perelman School of Medicine said goodbye to the class of 2015 and cap off the year-long celebration of its 250 years. Here’s a snap-shot of the graduates and where they will be in the next phase of their education. ...Full story

Faculty Score Another Hoops Win

For many years, it seemed as if the annual Medical students vs faculty basketball game would always end in a win for the younger team. But the losing streak was finally broken last year, when the faculty scored an unbelievable upset, 57-49....Full story


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