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PPMC Creates a Culture of Security, Prevention, and Accountability

Because hospitals can pose hazards for patients, visitors, and staff members alike, PPMC is committed to adapting our security strategies to meet changing standards and to providing employees with the tools to prevent and appropriately respond to crises.

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  • Volpe

    Vantage Point: Michele Volpe, Chief Executive Officer

    August 31, 2018
    FY18 was marked by innovative work across departments; a commitment to volunteerism and community outreach; improvements in patient outcomes and staff engagement; promising preliminary data for the safety survey; and higher volume with shorter downtime periods between surges.
  • Jazz

    Jazzing the Neighborhood Up a Little

    August 31, 2018
    Nothing could curb the spirits of the 1,500 attendees who braved the off-and-on rain showers to support the 12th Annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival at Saunders Park Green earlier this summer.
  • Cares

    PPMC CAREs About Mobility, Movement, and Motivation

    August 31, 2018
    While all of PPMC’s staff members are dedicated to helping our patients live their best, healthiest lives, some team members take it a step further by continuing their work outside of the hospital and in the community.
  • PB 3

    From Physician to Patient: A Pulmonologist’s PPMC Experience

    July 27, 2018
    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.
  • 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.
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