advocacy awards

Selfless, Caring, Understanding, Calming

At this year’s patient advocacy recognition ceremony, HUP CEO Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, told award recipients that compassion — the theme of this year’s Penn Medicine Experience Week — “is one of many words that people used to describe you. Selfless, caring, feeling, understanding, calming, empathetic … Your relentless focus on patients provides a source of inspiration for us.”

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    Breaking Through the Darkness

    December 03, 2019
    At HUP’s first annual inpatient “Light the Night Walk,” John Ragg told participants about his own battle on Rhoads 7 against adult acute myeloid leukemia in 2015.
  • nursing fellowship

    Oncology Nursing Fellowship Reaches Out to the “Best and Brightest”

    December 03, 2019
    After witnessing the exceptional nursing care his wife received as she battled and ultimately lost her life to ovarian cancer, Fred Flynn created the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship in her memory, determined to not only raise the visibility of oncology nursing as a potential career path but also inspire many of the “best and brightest” undergraduate nursing students to enter the field.
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    That’s a Wrap!

    December 03, 2019
    Just in time for cooler weather, the Pavilion’s exterior “jacket” is now completed!
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    Helping the Homeless

    December 03, 2019
    Staff, family and friends from Founders 12 volunteered at Chosen 300 earlier this year, helping to serve dinner to the homeless at the non-profit’s West Philadelphia location, which offers a hot meal to the homeless 6 days out of the week.
  • holidays

    Holiday Outreach?

    December 03, 2019
    Is your department or unit planning holiday outreach to our communities? If so, please let HUPdate know!
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    There’s No Place Like HUP

    November 04, 2019
    With themes of the importance of compassion and trust, PMX included a week filled with a variety of activities.
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    Tell Us Your Stories

    November 04, 2019
    The Listening Lab, which launched with eight stories from across the Health System, will remain in HUP’s main Ravdin lobby through November 9 and in the Perelman Center from November 13 to December 2. From there it will move to facilities throughout UPHS.
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    Reaching 25 Years: It’s All About Dedication and Excellence

    November 04, 2019
    This year, 76 employees from Corporate Services, HUP, and CPUP reached their 25-year milestone at Penn Medicine, a testament to their dedication to excellence and to the organization. “When asked, employees say they stay because like to be part of a great team.
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    Goldilocks and the Three Chairs

    November 04, 2019
    With a variety of furniture from many manufacturers on display – from recliners and sleep sofas to tray tables and bedside cabinets— the PennFIRST team invited staff, patients, and visitors to try them out and let them know which they thought would be best for the patient rooms of HUP East (the Pavilion) and possibly HUP West.
  • salmon

    Funding and Food for Cancer Patients

    November 04, 2019
    Thanks to some persuasive sales techniques during their Nurses Week T-shirt sale and a Penn Medicine CAREs grant, staff in the Center for Human Phenomic Science were able to donate $1000 to the Cathy Miller Cancer Fund.
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