Inspire

An Ability to Inspire Others

Each year, HUP Nursing chooses one person to receive Joan Bretschneider Shared Governance Leadership Award, named for the person whose dedication and leadership helped bring HUP’s Nursing Shared Governance Structure to fruition.

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    The Road to Error-Free Specimens: An Award-Winning Initiative

    July 01, 2019
    Working in partnership with Lab Medicine and with an IS analyst, they developed a new protocol to ensure proper continuity. The team also created an electronic tutorial regarding this new process so that nurses could access these teaching materials in the moment.
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    DAISY Winners

    June 26, 2019
    Congratulations to the latest winners — from April 2018 to March 2019 — of the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award, which recognizes individual nurses and nursing teams for extraordinary efforts at the bedside.
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    UPHS Nursing Excellence Awards

    June 26, 2019
    At the 19th annual UPHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Awards, 45 nurses from across Penn Medicine were honored for their clinical excellence and the critical role they play in patients’ lives. Each of the five award categories recognizes a specific area of expertise.
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    Having an IMPaCT on Discharged Patients

    June 26, 2019
    As a social worker on the Internal Medicine service, John Schafhauser, MSW, often works with community health workers (CHWs) from Penn Medicine’s IMPaCT program who help support patients from local communities who may be at high risk for readmission once discharged.
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    A Fast Track to ED Care

    June 26, 2019
    In many busy EDs — especially those in the city — people with less serious conditions (such as pain, coughs or sore throat) often spend hours waiting, as those with much more serious issues are taken in for treatment. To help these “low acuity” patients get the help they need — and on a much faster basis — HUP has opened the ED Fast Track.
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    Biking News for the HUP Campus!

    June 26, 2019
    In many busy EDs — especially those in the city — people with less serious conditions (such as pain, coughs or sore throat) often spend hours waiting, as those with much more serious issues are taken in for treatment. To help these “low acuity” patients get the help they need — and on a much faster basis — HUP has opened the ED Fast Track.
  • Family Teaser

    A New Meaning for “Penn”

    June 26, 2019
    When Monica Raab and her husband, Bill DeJesus were unable to get pregnant, they decided to see an infertility specialist. Thanks to some familial connections — which Raab said were “fated” — they ended up at Penn Fertility Care, seeing Clarisa Gracia, MD, chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
  • Dog

    Find Your Joy… with a Pup!

    June 26, 2019
    As part of National Employee Health and Well-Being Month in June, the Wellfocused team brought a variety of activities to HUP throughout the month.
  • unit sec

    Veronica Elena: Making Each Day a Little Brighter

    June 04, 2019
    Unit secretaries wear many hats. “You’re a logistics operator, an air traffic controller, a peer mediator, a service recovery expert,” said Colleen Mattioni, DNP, RN, interim chief nursing officer.
  • kids

    A Great Day for Kids to Learn

    June 04, 2019
    More than 700 kids — ages 8 to 15 — came to HUP this spring to celebrate Take Your Children to Work Day. And they had plenty to keep them busy!
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