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A Spotlight on the Women Who Shaped Presby

In the late nineteenth century, women across the country began to break down the systemic gender barriers barring them from studying and practicing medicine — and in 1871, one found her way into a leadership role of the hospital that would later become Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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    PPMC Rakes in the Recognition

    November 27, 2017
    CEO Michele Volpe notes that these designations “demonstrate PPMC’s consistent, unwavering dedication to patients. It takes a true team effort to achieve such top distinctions, and everyone should take pride in their contributions.”
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    Nominations Are Open for the M.L.K. Community Award

    November 27, 2017

    The 22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Awards committee is seeking nominations for individuals whose dedication to local engagement, community service, and social justice exemplifies the ideals Dr. King espoused.

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    Don’t Miss PPMC’s 8th Annual Cultural Competence Conference

    October 26, 2017

    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.

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    Selling Shirts to Spread Awareness

    October 26, 2017

    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.

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    Overcoming Health Literacy Hurdles

    October 26, 2017

    PPMC celebrated Health Literacy Month in October, which offered the chance to reflect on best communication practices and strategies.

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    Helping Hands After Harvey, Irma, and Maria

    October 26, 2017

    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.

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    Saluting PPMC’s Supply Superstars

    October 26, 2017

    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.

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    Props for PT Partnership

    October 26, 2017

    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.

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    Wound Care Center Is Up and Running

    October 26, 2017

    Penn Medicine University City’s revamped Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is now seeing patients!

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    SEPTA or Simulation, Presby’s Trauma Team is Prepared

    September 28, 2017

    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.

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