Good People Doing Great Work

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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    UPHS Celebrates Employee Loyalty and Dedication

    October 26, 2017

    Congratulations to the 78 newest members of the UPHS 25-Year Club from HUP, CPUP and Corporate, This brings the total membership to 726!

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    Kim Wins first DAISY Nurse Leader Award

    October 26, 2017

    Ten years ago, HUP launched the monthly DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award to recognize individual nurses for extraordinary efforts at the bedside. In 2015, the inaugural DAISY Team Award was created, annually recognizing a group of nurses who collaborate to help a patient and/or family member.

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    Knowing the Facts Helps Alleviate Anxiety

    October 26, 2017

    Every year, an average of 4,000 HUP patients start chemotherapy infusion at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. Not surprisingly these first-time patients don’t always know what to expect and that can lead to anxiety and fear, adding on to what already is a very stressful situation. To help clarify the entire process – from check-in to infusion – an interprofessional team from HUP created an educational video.

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    School Supplies Make a Difference

    October 26, 2017

    Being prepared for school – with the right materials – leads to the right attitude towards learning. But for some parents and children living in shelters or facilities that assist families, finding the money to buy even simple supplies – like pencils, pens, erasers, paper, and a backpack – is hard.

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    Exposing Young People to the Arts

    October 26, 2017

    The world of dance mesmerized Leslie Trammell, of Pathology & Lab Medicine, at an early age. “The first time I saw a performance, I was in awe,” she recalled. This love of movement has remained with her throughout her life, beginning with training at Philadanco.

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    In Health Care, the People Make the Difference

    October 26, 2017

    Sanjay Mishra arrived in HUP’s emergency room last month after having collapsed at Philadelphia International Airport and been “shocked” back to life with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). He and his teenage children had been running to make a flight when it happened.

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