Women Visitors

Board of Women Visitors: Always a Patient Advocate

Over the years, thanks to multiple fundraising efforts, the BWV has contributed nearly $40 million to literally hundreds of projects, all with an eye to advance patient care and improve the patient- and family-centered experience.

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  • Back to School

    Back to School Drive a Success!

    October 03, 2019
    During its annual Back to School drive, the Nursing Network Center collected over 50 book bags along with many boxes of crayons, pencil, markers and many binders and composition books.
  • Connelly

    Connelly Wins Leadership Award

    October 01, 2019
    Maryellen Reilly was a respected, valued and well-loved leader in the HUP community. The year after she died, a special annual award was created to recognize an employee who has the same profound impact as she did. This year’s award went to Frank Connelly, assistant executive hospital director.
  • newsletter safety

    Safety a Top Priority

    October 01, 2019
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that three-quarters of the 25,000 reported incidents of workplace violence — ranging from threats and other verbal abuse to physical assaults and worse — occur in health care and other social service settings.
  • lit

    Health Literacy: Easy as “A PIE”

    October 01, 2019
    Health literacy is the ability of patients to access and understand health information in order to make informed health decisions.
  • HUPS

    Sprucing Up HUP West

    October 01, 2019
    There hasn’t been a lot of fanfare but, little by little, even as the Pavilion (HUP East) is being built across the street, HUP West is being spruced up!
  • pipeline

    Penn Medicine’s Pipeline Program: Transforming Lives

    September 03, 2019
    For over a decade, Penn Medicine’s Pipeline Program has helped to transform the lives of high school students in West Philadelphia, showing them that a good education, hard work, and determination can make career dreams come true.
  • social worker

    Making the World a Better Place

    September 03, 2019
    Social workers are key members of the health care team who provide patient and family support on many levels.
  • honoring a life

    Honoring a Life Cut Short by Violence

    September 03, 2019
    Jarell Christopher Seay was just 18 years old in 2011— six weeks from his high school graduation — when he was shot on his front porch… with his father by his side.
  • thank you

    Heartfelt Thanks

    September 03, 2019
    Read the grateful words of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania patients.
  • looking back

    Looking Back

    September 03, 2019
    Our “Looking Back” mini-series continues its focus on HUP in the early years.
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