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Lab Medicine: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Every day, between 12,000 and 15,000 specimens— blood samples and other fluids — make their way to Lab Medicine. Many come from HUP’s inpatient units and outpatient practices in the Perelman Center, but they also arrive — via courier — from the other Penn Medicine hospitals, physician practices and outpatient collection sites.

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  • Garden

    New Plantings Bring Color to Transplant House

    September 27, 2018
    The Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House became even more welcoming this summer, thanks to a significant “face lift” to its front yard.
  • School Drive

    Supplies Lend Great Start to School Year

    September 27, 2018
    For close to 10 years, HUP’s Nursing Network Center has held successful back-to-school drives, helping families who can’t afford basic supplies … and this year’s proved to be the best yet!
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    Many Hands Make Many Meals!

    September 27, 2018
    Earlier this summer, HUP’s HR team volunteered their time at MANNA, a nonprofit which delivers meals to individuals in the Greater Philadelphia area who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses and are at nutritional risk due to the disease or treatment for the disease.
  • Pipeline

    Changing Lives

    August 29, 2018
    The Penn Medicine High School Pipeline Program helps change the lives of high school students, providing a major step up in realizing their career goals. But it’s not easy.
  • advisory

    Ramping Up Employee Engagement

    August 29, 2018
    Studies show that the higher the engagement level of employees, the better the patient experience, outcomes, and satisfaction levels.
  • RITN

    Practicing Preparedness

    August 29, 2018
    To ensure that these patients receive the best possible responses, each of these hospitals – all members of the national Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) – must run annual exercises. This past June, HUP ran its first full-scale joint exercise – with CHOP— to simulate the necessary preparations for receiving patients.
  • Thank you

    Heartfelt Thanks

    August 29, 2018
    “I am writing in appreciation of your wonderful medical team on Rhoads 2.”
  • Fundraising

    Kudos to the “Expectorants”

    August 29, 2018
    For the 6th consecutive year, the Expectorants team – from Silverstein 11 –participated in the Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run/Walk.
  • Awardss

    Celebrating the Importance of CNAs

    July 30, 2018
    Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) represent an essential part of the patient-care team. In assisting the medical staff, CNAs not only provide physical care for patients but also emotional and spiritual support, truly making a difference in the lives of patients and families.
  • Team

    Meehan Receives 2018 Reilly Leadership Award

    July 30, 2018
    Every year, HUP recognizes an employee whose leadership qualities emulate that of MaryEllen Reilly, the hospital’s former VP of Clinical and Administrative Operations.
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