Unit Secretary Honors

Unit Secretary and Nursing Support Associate: Essential Staff of Patient Care Units

The work of both the unit secretary and nursing support associate paves the way for a smooth working environment on patient care units, allowing the clinical team to focus on what they do best.

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  • Regina Cunningham

    This Year Everyone was a Patient Advocate

    December 01, 2020
    Over the past 12 years, the HUP Patient Advocacy Awards have recognized more than 120 employees who have consistently gone above and beyond for patients, families and colleagues.
  • 50 Years

    50 Years in the OR and Still Loving It

    December 01, 2020
    Ann Dakunchak, BSN, who works in the OR, and her husband Peter, moved to Philadelphia in 1970.
  • Meeting in PCAM

    Joint Efforts Deliver Food and Jobs

    December 01, 2020
    Thanks to the efforts — and innovative thinking — of Rosemary Thomas, MPH, director of Operations in the Penn Medicine Center for Health Equity Advancement (CHEA) and her team, the Share Food Program was able to deliver food to vulnerable populations who couldn’t leave their homes during the pandemic while helping to keep people employed.
  • carnell

    Carnall Recognized for Dedication and Leadership

    November 03, 2020
    Fifteen years ago, Joan Bretschneider, PhD, RN, helped created shared governance at HUP, a structure which championed — and ultimately changed — the role of nurses as decision makers.
  • Difference Makers

    Difference Maker: Changing Plans Helps a Patient

    November 03, 2020
    The patient arrived at the Perelman Center for his appointment, driving in from Lancaster to see Allyson Pishko, MD, of Hematology-Oncology at the Abramson Cancer Center.
  • communication

    Overcoming New Challenges in Patient Communication

    November 03, 2020
    Health literacy — the ability to understand health information from a clinician — is vital in keeping patients healthy.
  • Making Connections

    Making Connections to HUP East

    November 03, 2020
    Now that the external construction on HUP East (the Pavilion) has been completed for a number of months — and work inside the facility continues — the next stage is starting to take shape: erecting the four bridges that will connect it to its surrounding facilities.
  • PMX week

    HUP Celebrates Employees During PMX Week

    November 03, 2020
    At HUP, the annual Penn Medicine Experience usually includes many onsite activities throughout the week.
  • Team

    EVS: Working on the Front Line to Keep Us Safe

    October 08, 2020
    The HUP EVS staff made this TikTok video in a style that has been popular on social media this year, but of course, their job is the opposite of ‘going viral.’
  • Difference Maker

    Hanton Recognized as Woman of Achievement

    October 08, 2020
    Joce-Lyn Hanton, an EVS assistant director at HUP, was selected as one of The Philadelphia Tribune’s Women of Achievement.
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