For more than 20 years, Gospelrama has been a part of Black History Month at HUP. Each year, employees, their families and friends, and members of the community look forward to this evening of music and words.
A few years ago, Timmi Kilgore, patient service associate in CPUP, enrolled her then 9-year-old daughter in a summer program for 5 to 12-year-old children sponsored by Blessings, an organization which, according to its website, helps to “encourage, enlighten, and instill in children the knowledge that there are no limits to what they can achieve.”
Dana Scatton was just 17 years old when, last December, she was diagnosed with DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma), an inoperable brain tumor with an average survival rate of less than a year. Dana was also 32 weeks pregnant.
Last month, the Distinguished Nurse Clinician Academy inducted nine new members into their ranks from throughout Penn Medicine. Academy members are chosen for their exceptional clinical knowledge and interprofessional skills as well as a passion for their work.
Last month, HUP celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of hope and inspiration. This year – 50 years since his death – is an especially bittersweet recognition, said CEO Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN.
Kudos to Adele Caruso, DNP, CRNP, a nurse practitioner in Urology, and Corinna Sicoutris, ACNP, MSN, director of Advanced Practice, for their recent accolades!
The beginning of a new year is often a time to stop smoking – a fresh start. But according to Frank Leone, MD, “The minute a smoker says, ‘I want to quit smoking,’ an internal voice is saying ‘but maybe not now.’ It’s a conflict they can find difficult to solve.”