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See the Provider, Not the Waiting Room

As is the case for thousands of EDs across the country, it can be challenging for staff and patients alike when the waiting room is filled with illnesses and injuries of varying levels. However, through the Presby EnhancED initiative, PPMC’s ED leaders are working hard to re-engineer workflows, address capacity challenges, and transform the patient experience.

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    June 01, 2010
    Penn Presbyterian Fun Day at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom: July 17, 2010!
  • Heartfelt Thanks to Madhura Tamhankar

    May 28, 2010
    "I am eternally grateful to my team of doctors. I first met with Dr. Madhura Tamhankar, a neuro-ophthalmologist at Scheie Eye Institute, who examined me, sent me for an MRI and ably diagnosed me with a pituitary adenoma, which was pressing on my optic nerve, affecting my peripheral vision." Dr....
  • PPMC In the News: New Hope for Millions

    May 28, 2010
    An article in SELF magazine looks at one woman’s unexpected lupus diagnosis, and describes signs for a variety of auto-immune diseases. “There’s no question hormones play a role in autoimmunity,” says Fredrick Vivino, MD, chief of the division of Rheumatology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Low levels of androgens are...
  • A Look Back and Ahead to FY11

    May 20, 2010
    From the Desk of Michele Volpe: We have weathered many storms in the past two years as an organization, and I am very proud to say that this organization has grown stronger together as a result. We are starting to see that the steps we’ve taken over the last 18-24 months are making a difference.
  • In the PPMC Lab, Accuracy and Efficiency Matter

    May 07, 2010
    PPMC's Lab Professionals Up on the top floor of Wright-Saunders, a busy lab unit hums along as fluids and tissue are being meticulously analyzed. It's just another day in the PPMC labs which includes the inpatient and outpatient lab, blood bank, surgical pathology, STAT lab, and point of care testing....
  • Green Committee Celebrates Earth Day at PPMC

    May 05, 2010
    Members of the PPMC Green Committee PPMC's Green Committee organized a variety of events in honor of Earth Day, now celebrating its 40th anniversary. Information tables regarding recycling and other earth friendly topics and posters created by staff children were displayed in the corridor outside the cafeteria throughout the week....
  • PPMC Takes Kids to Work

    April 29, 2010
    Dressed in green scrubs with stethoscopes in hand, 120 children enjoyed the sixth annual Take Your Kids to Work Day program at PPMC on Thursday, April 22. The morning consisted of presentations in nutrition, radiology, cardiology, and pre-op, as well as a visit to the CUPP roof to check out...
  • PPMC Nurses Serve 300 People at Community Health Fair

    April 27, 2010
    For the second year, nurses at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center gathered experts in health and wellness together for a free community health fair in West Philadelphia. This year, more than 300 people attended the free "Spring into Health Community Day." Attendees received blood pressure and diabetes screenings, HIV testing, nutritional...
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