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From Under the Radar to Over the Moon: How Three Patients with Slipping Rib Syndrome Got Their Lives Back

“When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras.” This aphorism encourages physicians to consider conditions that are more common rather than jumping to rare diagnoses. But Adam Shiroff, MD, FACS, has become quite adept at spotting a certain type of zebra: slipping rib syndrome.

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    PMX Week 2020: Prioritizing Presence and Patient Advocacy

    November 02, 2020
    “PMX Week is a time for us to reflect on what being present looks like in both our work and in our home lives. How can we show up and create connections with our patients and their caregivers? How can we be engaged with our colleagues and our community?” said Suzanne Smith, MEd, CHES.
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    Vantage Point: Margorie Michele, MPA, PhD, Chief Human Resources Officer

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    For many people, giving thanks is top-of-mind at this time of year. Given the range of challenges that 2020 has presented, it is perhaps more important than ever to communicate our appreciation for each other.
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    Earlier this fall, the Presby Pooches: Leashes of Love pet therapy program hit its three-year milestone! Out of an abundance of caution, PPMC’s four-legged friends have taken a break from visiting patient rooms, but they have been able to stop by a few times throughout the pandemic to comfort staff.
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    Difference Makers: A Source of Answers & Amiable Assistance

    October 08, 2020
    For more than 15 years, NaNa Mackie has served the information center of PPMC’s Emergency Department. As a unit clerk, she is often the first person patients see, the main point of contact for family members, and a helpful liaison for clinicians and staff.
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    Optimizing Surgical Spaces, One OR at a Time

    October 08, 2020
    Progress is constant at PPMC. For Mark-Alan Pizzini, MD, Presby’s ability to forge ahead with these plans even in challenging times demonstrates the hospital’s “dedication to creating state-of-the-art advancements that keep Penn Medicine the premier health system in the region.”
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    October 08, 2020
    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.
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    October 08, 2020
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    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has underscored that volunteering in vulnerable communities is more important than ever, but it has also made it more challenging, and not just because of the practicalities of physical distancing for safety.
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    This summer, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center hosted a series of virtual town halls focused on addressing systemic racism and cultivating a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equality within our walls and in our community.
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