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Digital Edition of System News - 9/18/2015

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Investing in the Future

Education is a cornerstone of Penn Medicine, not only for its medical and doctoral students but also for high schoolers and undergraduates in the region and, in fact, across the globe. That’s why several programs offered during the summer –...Full story

CEO Column

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As many of you know, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania remains without a Fiscal Year 2016 budget agreement. Delays in reaching agreement are not uncommon and often fueled by political differences. However the longer they last, the greater th...Full story

Lancaster General Health Joins Penn Medicine

Lancaster General Health (LG Health) is now a member of Penn Medicine. The combination unites one of the nation’s top academic medical centers with a health system nationally ranked for its clinical quality. Both are among the top five syst...Full story

Two Executive Leadership Changes at LG Health

Two recent executive leadership changes at Lancaster General Health (LG Health) strengthens access to its nationally recognized patient care across South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Thomas E. Beeman, PhD, formerly president and ...Full story

Metz New Chair of Radiation Oncology

James Metz, MD, has been named chair of Radiation Oncology. He has been serving as the interim chair since November 2014, and held a series of administrative positions within the department beginning in 2005, when he was appointed director...Full story

Awards and Accolades

Edna Foa, PhD, director of Penn’s Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, received the 2015 Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association for her contribution to the theory and clinical pra...Full story

Combat to Care: Helping Veterans Re-enter the Workforce

Combat to Care, the veteran recruitment initiative Penn Medicine launched in 2013, is designed to strengthen our workforce by recruiting our nation’s war veterans. Through their remarkable accomplishments, proven ability to work through adv...Full story

250th Class Enters Perelman School of Medicine

Last month, Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine bestowed short white coats on 156 first year medical school students during its annual White Coat Ceremony, the rite of passage experienced by students across the country in their journeys towa...Full story

PAH Emergency Department Receives Top Award

Pennsylvania Hospital’s Emergency Department was one of four hospitals to receive this year’s Lantern Award and is one of only 58 of the more than 5,000 EDs in this country to hold this prestigious recognition. The Lantern Award recognizes ...Full story

Reducing Readmissions through the RED

Chester County Hospital was one of 10 hospitals involved in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) 2011 rollout of the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) toolkit. Initially implemented in one unit, the program is now used hospit...Full story


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