2018 PPMC Gala: A Night of Imagination, Inspiration, and Hope

At Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, “hospital heroes” can be found on every unit, every department, and every stage of patient care. Each year, leadership, faculty, and staff come together to celebrate the hospital’s achievements and commitment to changing and saving lives, and to recognize one of those exceptional hospital heroes. During the 17th Annual PPMC Gala, the spotlight was on M. Sean Grady, MD, and his many accomplishments in the field of traumatic brain injury.

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    Applauding Our Outstanding Docs

    April 26, 2018

    PPMC is appreciative of the incredible, innovative work of our physicians all year round, and National Doctors’ Day offers us another, official chance to recognize their resolve and flexibility in an ever-changing healthcare landscape, celebrate their contributions to Presby and our patients, and thank them for their commitment to creating a healthier community.

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    Podiatry Puts Their Best Foot – And Ankle – Forward at ACFAS

    April 26, 2018
    Congratulations to the Podiatric Surgery & Medicine team for their recent achievement at the 76th Annual American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon (ACFAS) Scientific Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. 
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    Presby’s Patient Safety Week Is a Touchdown!

    April 26, 2018
    PPMC kept the Super Bowl spirit alive and livened up the hallways with a “Fly, Presby, Fly – On the Road to Zero Harm” theme during the 13th Annual Patient Safety Fair! Teams from around the hospital put together displays (many of them Eagles-related) and presentations that highlighted their innovative practices and their role in cultivating a culture of safety.
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    System News Sneak Peek

    April 26, 2018

    During Volunteer Appreciation Week last month, PPMC held a celebratory luncheon in recognition of the incredible volunteers who donate their time, energy, and enthusiasm to improve the patient experience, engage with visitors, and support staff.

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    “Let’s Do Lunch” (And Learn)

    April 26, 2018
    PPMC is proud to have leaders in every corner of the hospital – heading departments, serving as mentors and resources for their colleagues, and collaborating with clinical and support teams alike to ensure the best patient care. On March 16, over 40 staff members gathered with their lunches and open minds for a “Focus on Leadership” Lunch & Learn led by CEO Michele Volpe. 
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    From Passenger to Lifesaver: A Great Save at 35,000 Feet

    March 29, 2018
    Air travel can be exhausting, and an in-flight emergency takes it to a new level. That’s what Jen Vuich, RN, CCRN, CEN, a clinical nurse in PPMC’s Emergency Department, discovered on a February flight to Florida, but by drawing on her training, her resolve, and her ability to make quick judgment calls, she was able to turn a stressful, unstable situation into a “great save.”
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    Presby Spreads the “Birds” Spirit

    March 29, 2018
    We’re all still flying high from the Eagles Super Bowl win! Celebrations were held across the health system, including watch parties for patients and their families, decorated patient care units, and other in-house displays of spirit.
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    Say Hello to the All-New Atwood Café!

    March 29, 2018

    The multi-phase renovation process is finally complete, and the newly refurbished and refreshed Atwood Café is open for service!

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    Taking Action in Honor of MLK’s Legacy

    March 29, 2018
    Back in February, employees across the health system honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of civic engagement, equality, and compassion with a day of service and reflection. But for PPMC’s Cultural Competence Committee, one day simply wasn’t enough.
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    Kick the Habit and Breathe Healthy

    February 23, 2018

    This month’s System News covers Penn’s research efforts on the mysteries of tobacco dependence and how basic science may determine the best strategies to help people. Are you trying to quit smoking? Penn Medicine’s WellFocused tobacco cessation program may be just the resource you were looking for.

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