Support Associates: An Integral Part of Patient Care

Nursing associates are, basically, the engine that keeps patient care units humming along — the wind beneath their wings.

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    Another “Look Back” at HUP

    February 28, 2020
    Next in our continuing series about the history of HUP West comes the D. Hayes Agnew Memorial Pavilion, which, in 1897, was added to HUP’s growing footprint.
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    A Silver Award and Closure: Rewards for Giving Back

    February 28, 2020
    Since starting as a Daisy scout at the tender age of 5, 14-year-old Emily Gilmore has worked her way through the many levels Girl Scouts offers, earning numerous badges along the way.
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    “What Good Shall I Do Today?”

    February 28, 2020
    This quote by Benjamin Franklin, demonstrates the importance the University founder placed on helping others. And this desire to do more is still an important component of Penn Medicine.
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    Creating a Beloved Community

    February 28, 2020
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, envisioned the way the world could be.

    Helping Make the Holiday Joyous in our Communities

    January 24, 2020
    The holiday season can be difficult for those less fortunate in our surrounding communities. Money for presents is often not a part of the budget but, thanks to outreach efforts of many of our employees, the holidays were happier for those in need.
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    “Decking” the Units of HUP

    January 24, 2020
    HUP’s annual tree-decorating contest helps to brighten the season, with staff “decking the halls” of patient-care units with festive and fun decorations.
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    Breaking Through the Darkness

    December 03, 2019
    At HUP’s first annual inpatient “Light the Night Walk,” John Ragg told participants about his own battle on Rhoads 7 against adult acute myeloid leukemia in 2015.
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    Selfless, Caring, Understanding, Calming

    December 03, 2019
    At this year’s patient advocacy recognition ceremony, HUP CEO Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, told award recipients that compassion — the theme of this year’s Penn Medicine Experience Week — “is one of many words that people used to describe you. Selfless, caring, feeling, understanding, calming, empathetic … Your relentless focus on patients provides a source of inspiration for us.”
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    Oncology Nursing Fellowship Reaches Out to the “Best and Brightest”

    December 03, 2019
    After witnessing the exceptional nursing care his wife received as she battled and ultimately lost her life to ovarian cancer, Fred Flynn created the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship in her memory, determined to not only raise the visibility of oncology nursing as a potential career path but also inspire many of the “best and brightest” undergraduate nursing students to enter the field.
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    That’s a Wrap!

    December 03, 2019
    Just in time for cooler weather, the Pavilion’s exterior “jacket” is now completed!
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