Despite COVID, Holiday Spirit Fills the Units

COVID-19 forced many holiday traditions to be cancelled this year, and HUP's well-loved annual tree decorating competition on patient care units was almost one of them.

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  • 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.
  • Reich

    Reich Receives Leadership Award

    October 08, 2020
    The Maryellen Reilly Leadership Award honors the legacy of a former leader who forever left her mark on HUP.
  • Patient

    Moving Heaven and Earth to Save Her Dad

    October 08, 2020
    Last month, Yvan Pierrelouis, an active lieutenant with 30 years of service with the NY police department, received a police escort from Philadelphia back to his home to continue his recovery from COVID 19.
  • Back to school drive

    NNC Back to School Drive a Success

    October 07, 2020
    Not even COVID could stop HUP’s Nursing Network Center from collecting supplies for its annual Back to School drive.
  • Support Group

    ACC Virtual Support Groups Help Patients Stay Connected

    August 28, 2020
    Louise Neigel, a patient at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, first learned about the Writing a Life patient writing workshop two years ago while undergoing chemo treatment at the Perelman Center.
  • Pantry

    HUP Pantry Tackles Employee Food Insecurity

    August 28, 2020
    Keeping staff employed during the pandemic has been a priority for Penn Medicine and HUP leadership, but other external COVID-related factors, such as the loss of a spouse’s job or children no longer receiving lunch at school, often place a strain on the family’s finances.
  • difference

    Difference Makers Warm Welcomes and Kind Words

    August 28, 2020
    Monroe Melchor is an ambassador hospital concierge, but thanks to his warm welcomes for those who come to the Perelman Center for treatment, he is unofficially known as the “Director of Peri-Op First Impressions,” said Jasmine Kain, associate director of Perioperative Services.
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