Congratulations to the 78 newest members of the UPHS 25-Year Club from HUP, CPUP and Corporate, This brings the total membership to 726!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is your department or area planning to do some holiday outreach in the community? We’d love to share the story of how you brightened the season for others.
The Penn Medicine CAREs grants help physicians, staff and students give back to communities throughout the region – from Philadelphia to Lancaster and Chester Counties to the suburbs and shore communities of Southern Jersey.
For the third year, the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship at HUP has provided nursing students from Villanova and Penn with real-life oncology nursing experiences.
To the staff of the Emergency Department— I wanted to let everyone that has ever helped me know that I can’t thank them enough. From the waiting room and security staff who are so kind and patient.
Jennifer Amajirionwu, unit secretary on Dulles 6, has always been deeply invested in giving back to the community, primarily drawing from her own resources to support local underserved communities struggling with homelessness or addiction.