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From Physician to Patient: A Pulmonologist’s PPMC Experience

The old saying goes that doctors make the worst patients. After all, it can’t be easy switching from a supposedly indestructible, invulnerable paragon of health who has all the answers, to an overwhelmed patient who suddenly has to relinquish control and rely on the care of others.

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  • Presby Stars

    Our Shining STARs

    July 27, 2018
    Every month, PPMC staff members who embody Service, Teamwork, Achievement, and Respect, are named Presby STARs. In addition to earning recognition from their colleagues, these outstanding all-stars also receive a certificate from CEO Michele Volpe and a $100 award.
  • Nancy

    PPMC Nurse Brings Access to the Isolated

    July 27, 2018
    Nancy Bonalumi, RN, has long been invested in ensuring medical care and health education resources are readily available in underserved communities both near and far. For years, she has teamed up with Project Helping Hands, a nonprofit organization that deploys volunteer medical teams to remote areas in developing nations. 
  • Seminar

    Breaking the Silence Surrounding Suicide

    July 27, 2018
    The CDC reports that suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. (60 percent via firearm), and the rate has continued to rise in nearly every state, making it not only a mental health issue, but a public health crisis.
  • Breastfeeding

    Presby Celebrates Breastfeeding Awareness Month

    July 27, 2018
    In the United States and around the globe, the month of August is all about breastfeeding awareness! August 1—7 marks World Breastfeeding Week, which was first celebrated in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action.
  • Presby Votes

    Keeping Democracy Healthy and Empowering Patients

    June 29, 2018
    Think back to the 2016 general election… Regardless of your politics, like many American voters, you may have been counting down the days, ready to cast your ballot and show off your “I Voted” sticker long before the frenzied campaign season came to an end. Now imagine that the night before Election Day, you ended up hospitalized.
  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point: Julie Dees, MA, LPC

    June 29, 2018
    With fiscal year 2019 officially underway and my first year as director of Behavioral Health under my belt, now seems the perfect time to reflect on how far the department has come over this whirlwind year. I’d also like to provide a glimpse of our goals for the year, which incorporate an evolving vision, program expansion, and a broadened reach.
  • Thanks

    Heartfelt Thanks

    June 29, 2018
    I am so happy to say that I am writing today because I left the hospital genuinely happy with my experience. Your team made rethink these stereotypes, and I can honestly say that I’m now a “Penn girl.” I felt like an individual, not a number, and today, my hand is healing rapidly.
  • Nursing

    Compassion and Clinical Excellence: Kudos to PPMC’s Nurses

    June 29, 2018
    The annual UPHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Awards honor professional nurses, celebrate their achievements, and recognize their dedication to providing high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care.
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    Ten Years of Community Health

    June 29, 2018
    Community outreach is a hallmark of PPMC, and for the past decade, PPMC’s Community Outreach Council has been building a stronger, healthier community by providing free access to healthcare professionals through annual Community Health Fairs for the residents of West Philadelphia and Powelton Village.
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    Take Your Kids to Work Day Inspires Future Healthcare Leaders

    May 30, 2018
    "What do you want to be when you grow up?"You probably heard that question all the time as a child, and you may have asked it yourself a few times. With so many career options out there and so few chances to be exposed to the behind-the-scenes reality, though, it can be tough for young people to develop a vision for the future.
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