Why Did You Become a Nurse?
Was it because you always had a gift for nurturing
and caring for people in crisis? Did you want
to earn a good living and still have time to
raise a family? Did you want a job that would
challenge and inspire you, in which no two days
would ever be the same? Was it some combination
of all of the above?
At Pennsylvania Hospital, we want your nursing
career to be everything you thought it could
be. As the nation's first hospital, we
have a long history of educating nurses, helping
them achieve a work-life balance, and providing
them with leadership opportunities at the highest
levels – in fact, our Chief Executive Officer,
Kathleen Kinslow, and our Chief Operating Officer,
Ron Kumor, were both trained as nurses.
Our nurses know that they're valued and
appreciated by our management, physicians, and
patients. Here's what just a few of them
have to say about working here:
“Pennsylvania Hospital's administration
is very supportive and attentive to our nursing
staff and our needs.” – Corinne
Lynyak, RN, ICN
“The On-Site MSN program is convenient
and free, and it's a great educational
opportunity.” – Kristine Meagher,
RN, Medical/Surgical Float Pool
“Pennsylvania Hospital has a friendly,
community feel in a center city teaching facility.” – Patricia
Macolino, RN, Per Diem Critical Care
“I enjoy working at Pennsylvania Hospital
because we are a FAMILY!”
– Michele Kilcullen, RN, Charge Nurse,
Nurses create the culture at Pennsylvania Hospital,
and we are also at the heart of cultural change.
Recently, our nurses were involved in the grass
roots development of Relationship Based Care,
a patient-centered care model that is designed
to ensure that the patient's interests
always come first. It is why we are all here.
When we constantly keep in mind “the best
interest of the patient” in everything
we do, we easily achieve our goals. Relationship
Based Care is designed to do just that.
At Pennsylvania Hospital, we look forward to
being the place where you can see your nursing
career soar. We hope that you will join us.