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Meet HUP’s New Chief Nurse

Boston had been home to Jacqueline Somerville, PhD, RN, for many years before her recent move to Philadelphia to become HUP’s chief nursing executive. But the very things she loved about Boston – “the gritty neighborhoods, the history, the universities, the energy” – she has found again in Philly.

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    Stango Named Top Nursing Support Associate of the Year!

    December 28, 2017
    Patient care units depend on nursing support associates to keep the unit organized while supporting the needs of both staff and patients. Colleen Stango of Dulles 6, who received this year’s Nursing Support Associate Award, goes above and beyond.
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    Recognizing Those Who Served

    December 28, 2017
    Last month, a special celebration was held to recognize and honor the 2,000 members of the Penn Medicine family who served in the military or continue to serve in Reserve or National Guard forces.
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    Meditation Helps Staff Relax

    December 28, 2017
    For the past several months, Rabbi Simcha Zevit, staff chaplain at HUP, has been leading Mindfulness Meditation sessions for the nursing staff, social workers, and other members of the patient care team on Rhoads 3.
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    Education and Follow-Up Leads to Lower Readmissions

    December 28, 2017
    Transitions in Care, a new pilot study on Silverstein 11 that focuses on standardizing the transition of care to home with a proactive approach to education, significantly dropped 30-day readmission rate of patients with COPD.
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    Giving Kids Mobility

    December 28, 2017
    Lee Leibowitz recently received a Penn Medicine CAREs grant to support the Jillian’s Jitterbug Foundation, which helps get kids moving, but not in the typical way. 
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    Are You Doing Holiday Outreach in the Community?

    November 27, 2017
    Are you or your department planning holiday outreach efforts in the community? I’d love to share your story in HUPdate
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    HUP’s New MICU: A New Care Model and a Focus on Patients and Families

    November 27, 2017
    HUP’s new MICU will help meet the increasing demand for critical care services at HUP. Located on Donner 3, the unit comprises several patient- and family-centered features, for example, the unit secretary sits at a welcome area right by the front door.
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    Good People Doing Great Work

    November 27, 2017
    This year’s winners of the Patient Advocacy Recognition Award – which include doctors, nurses, an EVS worker, security officer, and valet at the Perelman Center – represent several areas within Penn Medicine’s continuum of care, all playing an important role in providing the best experiences for our patients and their families.
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    Halloween at HUP: Pumpkins and Precious Preemies

    November 27, 2017

    There were no Trick-or-Treaters but Halloween was still alive and well at HUP last month, with two special activities.

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    PM Experience Week

    November 27, 2017
    Penn Medicine Experience Week acknowledges the great things our employees do every day. “Staff don’t always realize their impact on patients and families,” said Tonita Chapman, senior clinical operations consultant. “Penn Medicine Experience Week is one way of letting them know how valued they are.”
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