A view down the hallway of a renovated patient-care unit in HUP Main

The New Look of HUP Main

Months before Penn Medicine celebrated the opening of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Pavilion, plans for a major update and reorganization of acute-care units staying at 3400 Spruce Street were taking shape.

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  • HUP unit secretary Veronica Elena, at right, with Todd Hecht, MD

    A Mystery Illness, a Puzzle Solved, a Beloved Colleague Cured

    March 01, 2023
    HUP secretary Veronica Elena was terribly sick and no one could figure out the cause. Hospitalist Todd Hecht, MD, connected the dots with the help of Penn’s specialists.
  • Patient Sophie Borrelli does exercises with the help of Matthew Prusinski, a physical therapist with Penn Therapy & Fitness

    ‘I’m Having a Stroke’

    March 01, 2023
    A month before starting college, 18-year-old Sophie Borrelli recognized she was having a stroke. She credits her Penn Medicine care teams for helping her regain her independence.
  • HUP Magnet Coordinator Amanda C. Ward wearing the DAISY Foundation shirt she designed

    HUP Nurse Wins DAISY Shirt Contest

    March 01, 2023
    Nurses – and the people who admire them – can now sport DAISY Foundation merchandise featuring a design by one of HUP’s nurses, Magnet Coordinator Amanda C. Ward.
  • Nurses from Silverstein 12

    Goodbye, Silverstein 12

    January 01, 2023
    Dozens of nurses who did stints on HUP’s longtime surgical unit joined a “decommission” celebration to mark the end of an era.
  • Rachel Kelz

    HUP Wins Prestigious Distinction for Surgical Quality

    January 01, 2023
    The American College of Surgeons’ new Surgical Quality Partner designation reflects the highest standards of patient care.
  • Florante Lomibao

    ‘My Music Practice Makes Me a Better Nurse’

    January 01, 2023
    HUP nurse Florante Lomibao, winner of Penn Medicine’s Got Talent, reflects on his nursing career, his guitar hobby, and what they have in common.
  • Liam Marucci, César A. Briceño, MD, and Nicole Wallace from the Ophthalmology clinic at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

    Why This Granddaughter Is Proud to Work at Penn Medicine

    January 01, 2023
    Kelsey Parchinski, a photographer in the Ophthalmology clinic, gets to witness her colleagues’ care and professionalism daily. But an experience involving her own grandmother made her even more proud to work here.
  • Abrahamsohn Christmas and Easter Committee volunteers stand at a table with gift-wrapped water tumblers

    HUP Spreads Holiday Cheer

    January 01, 2023
    A virtual concert by the Penn Med Symphony Orchestra, a pun-filled tree on the surgical ICU, and holiday gifts lightened the spirits of HUP patients and beyond.
  • A photo of two surgical hands making a heart-shape

    CNAs: Invaluable Partners in Patient Care

    December 01, 2022
    They treat patients like family, de-escalate conflicts, look after their colleagues, and spread joy in their units. Meet HUP’s 2022 CNA award winners.
  • Four questions for HUP nurse Susy Villalobos, president-elect of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses local chapter

    ‘We All Just Want to Be Heard’

    December 01, 2022
    Four questions for HUP nurse Susy Villalobos, president-elect of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses local chapter
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