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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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    Presby Celebrates System-Wide Success

    November 05, 2019
    To celebrate the launch of Penn Medicine’s Success Share Incentive Program and thank staff members for their dedication and hard work, employees from across PPMC were invited to take a well-deserved break, snack on soft pretzels, water ice, and breakfast bars, and learn more about this exciting new program.
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    PMX @ PPMC: A Week of Compassion, Gratitude, and Fun

    November 05, 2019
    Last month, employees across the health system celebrated the annual Penn Medicine Experience (PMX) Week. At PPMC, a jam-packed schedule of activities gave staff a chance to relax, honor the accomplishments of their colleagues, and focus on compassion.
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    Meet the Presby Nurse Who Cheers on Her Patients — and the Eagles

    November 05, 2019
    When she’s not in scrubs, Gabriela Bren, BSN, RN, can be found on the field cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.
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    Presby Nurses Change the World One Child at a Time

    September 30, 2019
    Healing the Children (HTC) is a non-profit organization that provides free medical care to children across the globe, regardless of their family’s finances, insurance status, or location.
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    Our Shining STARs

    September 30, 2019
    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.
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    Behavioral Health Superstars Named “Influencers of Healthcare”

    September 30, 2019
    Through PPMC’s Center for Opioid Recovery and Engagement (CORE), Julie Dees, MA, LPC, director of Behavioral Health Services, and Nicole O’Donnell, a certified recovery specialist (CRS), have transformed the way Penn Medicine cares for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).
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    Celebrating Spine Surgery Success

    September 30, 2019
    This summer, PPMC was named a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).
  • Heart Walk

    Mark Your Calendars: 2019 Philadelphia Heart Walk

    September 30, 2019
    According to the American Heart Association, someone in the United States dies from heart disease — the number one killer worldwide — stroke, or another cardiovascular condition every 43 seconds.
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    Slipping Through: One Patient’s Road to a Rare Diagnosis

    September 03, 2019
    Ashleigh Berge was preparing for a run when she started feeling intense pain on the upper right side of her abdomen. Every stretch and step made it worse.
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    Vantage Point: Anthony Vaul, Environmental and Distribution Services

    September 03, 2019
    This summer, I stepped into the role of senior general manager of Environmental and Distribution Services at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. I began my environmental services career as a housekeeper, and I’ve had the privilege to build upon my experience and evolve as an EVS leader in management positions at institutions throughout the region,
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