October’s Penn Medicine Experience (PMX) Week celebrations at Penn Presbyterian provided the opportunity to celebrate our entire healthcare community and honor the accomplishments of our team.
Penn Medicine hospitals have once again been ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, and PPMC’s dedication to excellence has not gone unnoticed – both in our community and nationwide.
At PPMC, the commitment to providing outstanding care doesn’t end at medical and surgical intervention. Sometimes just spending some time with a furry friend is all our patients need to feel a boost of positivity, and soon enough, pet therapy at Presby will become a reality.
As PPMC continues to undergo refreshing renovations, so too does Penn Medicine University City. Slated to open in October 2017, PMUC’s newly updated, state-of-the-art Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is designed to better serve patients with acute or chronic wounds and infections.
Long before there was a buzzing, 178,000 square-foot acute care center serving hundreds of patients a day, there was a two-and-a-half acre property in 19th century West Philadelphia owned by reverend Ephraim D. Saunders.
For over 10 years, Shon Johnson, CNA, a unit secretary in PMUC’s Surgery Center, has made it her mission to give back to as many underserved young people in her Delaware County community as possible, often collaborating with school counselors and social workers.
On Friday, June 2, an unlikely group of local medical professionals assembled at the Philadelphia Zoo to bring its newest addition into the world. Crammed into a small OR, the multidisciplinary group combined their veterinary, surgical, obstetric, and anesthesiology skills to successfully deliver a five pound baby western lowland gorilla following a labor that was nearly life-threatening for mother and baby.
With fiscal year 2018 officially underway, I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on the many changes PPMC has experienced over the past year, and how they have contributed to even more ambitious plans for the year ahead.
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has again received the annual Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Awards, as well as recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
It can often seem like there is an unending barrage of bad news flooding social media feeds and news outlets, but trauma care providers witness the physical and emotional effects of violence firsthand. On June 9, PPMC staff joined hospitals nationwide to support the American Hospital Association’s annual “Hospitals Against Violence Hope” (#HAVHope) campaign and show their commitment to combating violence in our community.
Kevin M. Fosnocht, MD, Chief Medical Officer and an associate professor of Clinical Medicine, received the David M. Kozart, MD, Medical Staff Award during the Semiannual Medical Staff meeting on June 7th.