Transplantation at Penn: Always Thinking Outside of the Box

In 1954, the kidney became the first human organ to be successfully transplanted in this country. Like many such events in medicine, it was not just a singular success but rather a turning point on a journey that continues to push the envelope of possibilities.

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CEO's Corner

What do Costco, Google, Wegmans, the City of Austin, and Penn Medicine have in common? All were recently named among the top 10 in Forbes magazine’s annual list of “Best Employers in America.” In a survey largely driven by employee satisfaction, Penn Medicine was ranked #7 among hundreds of mid-sized and large employers nationwide.


Raising Organ Donor Awareness Systemwide

Penn Medicine has again partnered with the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education, and the Gift of Life Donor program in this year’s Donate Life Hospital Challenge to help raise awareness and educate people on the importance of organ donation and to encourage them to register as organ donors on their state registries.


A Surgical Triage for the Underserved

Many community health care clinics in Philadelphia – including those run by Penn’s faculty, staff, and students – treat medical issues in underserved communities but, when it comes to surgical care, this population often ends up in the ED. This scenario changed last summer with the opening of Penn Medicine’s Agnew Surgery Clinic, which provides these patients with easier access to surgical triage and, if necessary, elective surgery.

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    A Study in Leadership Perception: Reality vs Expectation

    July 27, 2017

    A recently published research study at Chester County Hospital examined leadership from two perspectives – bedside nurses and their immediate clinical managers. The nurse-driven study interviewed 11 focus groups to examine the leadership expectations of both sides.

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    The Helping Hands of Hall-Mercer

    July 27, 2017

    During the summertime, temperatures in Philadelphia can reach dangerous, even life-threatening levels and for those in our community who do not have homes, getting out of the heat can mean the difference between life and death. That’s where the outreach workers at Hall-Mercer Community Mental Health Center come in to help.

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    All Penn Medicine Hospitals Recognized for Stroke Quality Achievements

    July 27, 2017

    All five Penn Medicine hospitals have 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.

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    Awards and Accolades

    July 27, 2017

    Irene Hurford, MD, of Psychiatry, Carl June, MD, director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapy in the Abramson Cancer Center, Angela M. Mills, MD, of Emergency Medicine, and Ilene Rosen, MD, program director of the Penn Sleep Fellowship.

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    A “Wild” Delivery

    July 27, 2017

    Last month, an unlikely group of local medical professionals assembled at the Philadelphia Zoo to bring its newest addition into the world.

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    Help Support Alzheimer's and Aging-related Research at the IOA

    July 27, 2017

    Register now to join Penn Medicine's 6th annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk on Sunday, September 24, 2017 and help raise vital research dollars.

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    Putting the “Extra” in Extraordinary Care

    June 28, 2017

    Everyone appreciates a little something extra – something unexpected. None perhaps more than patients (and their caregivers) experiencing a hospital stay. The more than 2,700 volunteers who serve across the Penn Medicine system are bringing these “extras” to patients and caregivers each and every day.

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    CEO's Corner

    June 28, 2017

    Penn Medicine’s teaching mission is a cornerstone of every domain of our work. It’s a daily investment in the future health and wellness of our city, and our society. Through our institution’s graduate medical education enterprise – the programs that train newly graduated medical students as physicians – we are growing and developing the next generation of doctors, to serve our nation’s population as it grows and ages.

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    Penn Medicine Named Among Top 10 Best Places to Work in U.S.

    June 28, 2017

    Penn Medicine has been named #7 on Forbes magazine’s annual “Best Employers in America” list ranking mid-sized and large employers across the nation. Other organizations listed in the top 10 include Costco, Google, and REI, placing Penn Medicine among some of the most well-known and influential companies in the nation.

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    UPHS Recognizes Nursing Excellence

    June 28, 2017

    Nurses are the most trusted professionals in this country, according to the results of a Gallop poll released late last year. Indeed, they’ve been in the number one spot for the past 15 years and it’s easy to see why. Nurses provide the “human connection” for patients and their families in an environment that can often seem alien and frightening, especially with the growing reliance on technology.

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