Holidays

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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  • Dianne Awards

    Shining a Light on Nursing Excellence

    August 10, 2020
    Each year, Penn Medicine celebrates the UPHS Nursing Excellence Awards, shining a light on registered nurses throughout the Health System who every day give their most to improve the health and outcomes of patients.
  • Daisy

    DAISY Award Recognition

    August 10, 2020
    The DAISY Award celebrates the incredible work nurses do every day.
  • UnSung Heroes

    The Unsung Heroes of Human Resources

    August 10, 2020
    When COVID-19 struck, heroes stepped into action in all kinds of jobs… including Human Resources. “COVID broadened the scope of HR,” said Denise Mariotti, HUP’s chief HR officer.
  • Books

    Syntegration: A New Approach to Planning the Future of Women’s Health

    July 08, 2020
    Clinical departments at HUP are re-imagining what health care can and should look like. Some changes, such as properly spaced seats and readily available hand sanitizer in the waiting area, are new in response to new safety needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • NARCAN

    Narcan Nasal Spray Can Save Lives

    July 08, 2020
    Although news stories about COVID-19 have pushed the opioid epidemic from people’s minds, the crisis is still simmering in the communities we serve. In fact, for those addicted to opioids, the impact is far greater.
  • office

    HUP’s Expanded Capacity Management Center Keeps Pace During COVID Surge

    July 08, 2020
    With the opening of Penn Medicine’s newly renovated and expanded Capacity Management Center earlier this year, transferring patients into HUP, Penn Presbyterian, and Pennsylvania Hospital became a faster and more efficient process. And, as it turned out, the improvement came just in time to handle the COVID surge.
  • box

    Books Can Heal

    July 08, 2020
    To support essential workers, along with small businesses, during the pandemic, Eugenia South, MD, of Emergency Medicine, collaborated with Harriet’s Book Shop, a black-owned small business that supports women authors and artists, to donate books to those working on the front line.
  • wheels

    Keeping the Wheels of Care Turning Smoothly Behind The Scenes Heroes

    June 01, 2020
    As the pandemic worked its way into our region, HUP’s clinical staff mobilized to provide necessary care on the front line. And while they battled COVID 19, behind-the-scenes work helped keep day-to-day operations as smooth as possible.
  • Patient Ready

    Making HUP East Patient Ready 15 Months Ahead of Schedule

    June 01, 2020
    When construction on the Pavilion (HUP East) was allowed to continue despite statewide shutdowns of many other building projects, an idea surfaced: could space in the facility be made patient-ready before a surge hit?
  • Mart and Colleen

    Recognizing Our “Distinguished” Nurse Clinicians

    April 02, 2020
    Each year, Penn Medicine’s Distinguished Nursing Clinician Academy brings in new members who not only exemplify clinical excellence but also exhibit compassion and empathy in the direct care of patients and families.
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