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System News Digital Edition -- March 2014

The System News digital version is available, here.

 

CLAIM Helps Cancer Patients Avoid Unnecessary Trips to the Hospital

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Weakened from radiation treatment for her brain tumor, Shellyn Burgess fell down the stairs, backwards, in the home of her aunt, Mary Davis, where she’s currently living. Davis was frightened but rather than rush Burgess to the ER, she call...Full story

CEO Column

Ralph-Muller
As a staff member, you see Penn Medicine’s quality, dedication, and compassion on a daily basis. Now, a new program makes it easier for you and your family to gain quick, convenient access to the same outstanding care as well. The Penn Pri...Full story

A New Strategic Alliance

The Health System has formed a strategic alliance with Lancaster General Health (LG Health) to jointly develop innovative programs and initiatives to benefit both organizations across our respective mission areas, especially in the delivery...Full story

Leadership Appointments at Penn Medicine

Pat-Wren
Patricia Wren has been promoted to VP, Human Resources for the Health System. With this promotion, sheassumes the HR responsibilities of Judy Schueler, who is now senior advisor to the CEO, overseeing important initiatives currently underwa...Full story

An Exhibit to Warm the Spirit and Soothe the Soul

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For the last four years, the “Celebration of Art and Life” -– an exhibition dedicated to the memory of Bernett L. Johnson, Jr., MD, HUP’s former chief medical officer -- has created a colorful but calming influence on patients, families and...Full story

Making AEDs Accessible, Approachable, and Easy to Spot

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If someone collapsed and stopped breathing in a public place, you might know to start CPR but would you know where to find an automated external defibrillator (AED)? Thanks to a nationwide contest launched by Penn researchers and designers,...Full story

PAH Opens City’s First All-Private Maternity Suite Unit

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Nearly 5,000 babies are delivered each year at Pennsylvania Hospital, the most in the city. Now, the hospital’s new Well Mother Baby Unit offers three full floors of all private rooms dedicated solely to new mothers and their newborns. PA...Full story

Recognizing Leadership and Innovation

Congratulations to the 2013 winners of CEQI’s Quality and Safety Awards. This recognition acknowledges departments throughout the Health System that have exhibited leadership and innovation to ensure high quality clinical outcomes, patien...Full story

Cool Facts and Figures about Penn Medicine

Did you know: Penn Medicine pharmacists dispense more than 12 million prescriptions and doses of medications each year. The first transfusion of human blood was performed at Penn in 1795. The first public broadcast of a human surgery w...Full story

System News Digital Edition -- January 2014

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