The Penn Medicine CAREs grants help physicians, staff and students give back to communities throughout the region – from Philadelphia to Lancaster and Chester Counties to the suburbs and shore communities of Southern Jersey.
Research shows that nurses are more likely to be overweight, have higher levels of stress, and get less sleep. In an effort to reverse this unhealthy trend, the American Nurses Association named 2017 as the year of the healthy nurse and created the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge.
At a special recognition event, HUP Nursing celebrated the many nurses who received awards for their achievements.
Congratulations to the HUP and CPUP nurses who received this year’s UPHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Awards!
Rhoads 2, HUP’s neurointensive care unit, worked on several initiatives during the year that successfully improved patient care, earning this year’s Victoria Rich Patient Satisfaction Award.
Family members often stay close to their loved ones in intensive or critical care units, not wanting to leave their bedside, even for a quick cup of coffee or a snack. But now, a new initiative from Volunteer Services is bringing a little sustenance to them through its Caregiver Coffee Cart initiative.
Every year during Medical Laboratory Professionals Week at HUP, staff in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine go all out to celebrate. From the annual employee picnic to the Decorate Your Door contest, the events honor and celebrate the department’s contributions to Penn Medicine and the health care field.
Every May, HUP’s Hand Hygiene Committee celebrates WHO World Hand Hygiene Day. This year's theme was "Fight Antibiotic Resistance."
Unit secretary Wanda Warren is a critical member of the Rhoads 3 patient care team. She is the person everyone depends on for answers. She has a wealth of knowledge from all of her years of working at HUP. For those qualities and more, Warren has been named this year’s recipient of HUP’s Helen Lysun Award for unit secretaries.
Sheila Cummings, BSN, of Internal Medicine, has participated in outreach activities for most of her life, especially when it comes to helping the homeless.
Thanks to a lot of imagination and enthusiasm on the part of employees, kids who attended HUP’s Take Your Child to Work Day learned a lot about the ins and outs of patient care.