Mark your calendars for PPMC’s annual Cultural Competence Conference. Join us on Friday, November 3, from 7 a.m. to noon in PHI-106 in the Heart & Vascular Pavilion.
PPMC’s Nursing Shared Governance Leadership Council organizes a t-shirt fundraiser each year to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Brendalyn Tanio, BSN, RN, PCCN, a clinical nurse III in Cupp 3 East and co-chair of the council, and Joseph Toth, BSN, RN-BC, a clinical nurse III in Cupp 4 East, organized this year’s fundraiser.
PPMC celebrated Health Literacy Month in October, which offered the chance to reflect on best communication practices and strategies.
This year’s hurricane and tropical storm season was reportedly the most active on record, visiting catastrophic damage across parts of the southern United States and the Caribbean. Penn Medicine remains committed to relief and recovery efforts to help those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
During National Healthcare Supply Chain Week, PPMC recognized the team that stocks and manages the supplies and equipment needed to provide quality patient care. The week put a spotlight on the unique role that the Materials Management department plays as a resource for all of Presby’s clinicians.
During National Physical Therapy Month, Penn Presbyterian and Good Shepherd Penn Partners (GSPP), the official therapy provider of Penn Medicine, celebrated the impact that Penn’s physical therapy staff make in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives.
Penn Medicine University City’s revamped Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is now seeing patients!
Summertime is known to emergency response teams and hospitals nationwide as “trauma season.” Like clockwork, diving-board concussions and grilling burns abound, and boats, bikes, and lawn mowers become common sources of injury. As August came to a close this year, though, the trauma team at Penn Presbyterian received a call that could be jarring even for staff trained to expect the unexpected.
Fall is the season of gathering and gratitude. During the month of October, Penn Medicine takes time to honor our staff and faculty, to reflect on the important role each member of our team plays in changing the lives of our patients, and to thank them for the dedication they show each and every day.
Between workshops, pet and music therapy sessions, a mobile fun cart, and more, the activities planned for the week have been designed to reward you for the excellent work you have done all year long.
Over the past 22 months, I have had a total hip replacement, four spinal surgeries, and most recently, a total knee replacement. Without exception, everyone I have dealt with – from surgeons, to personnel in admissions, nursing, food services, environmental services, and administration – have consistently been outstanding professionals who have fostered a nurturing and healing environment vital to my recovery.