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Understanding – and Respecting – Patient Goals

Americans with a serious illness are not getting the end of life care they want. According to a 2017 report by the Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly 50 percent rated it as “fair” or “poor.” And, while four out of five Americans say they want to die at home – surrounded by loved ones – a majority die in the hospital, connected to life-support systems in intensive care units.

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CEO’s Corner

Over the past five years, we’ve been excited to bring Chester County Hospital, Lancaster General Health, and Princeton Health into Penn Medicine, but that’s only one way in which we’ve grown our footprint to help more patients across the region.

Excellence

Penn Medicine Recognizes Nursing Excellence

The Nursing Clinical Excellence Awards recognize nurses from throughout Penn Medicine for exemplary practice, leadership, research and innovation, and relationships with community, patient, and family. This year, 41 nurses were recognized for their contributions and dedication.

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CCH Clothing Closet Gets a Makeover

Chester County Hospital’s Clothing Closet, created by the department of Social Work, had existed for years, helping patients who did not have appropriate clothing to wear at discharge, for example, after a sudden trip to the ED wearing only nightware.

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    Presby Celebrates a Decade of Community Health

    June 29, 2018
    Last month, at PPMC’s 10th Annual Community Health Fair, residents of West Philadelphia and Powelton Village were invited to take advantage of free medical screenings, CPR and first aid training and to listen to presentations on a variety of health topics, common health issues, and community resources.
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    Being in the Right Place at the Right Time

    June 29, 2018
    John Grimmie and Chet Zaremski had just finished teaching the Advanced Cardiac Life Support class at the Penn Medicine Simulation Center at Penn Medicine Rittenhouse when they were alerted by PMR security guards Raphael Benitez and Anthony Barton about an elderly man outside who was gasping for breath.
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    Oh Baby PAHs Unforgettable Delivery Story

    June 29, 2018
    More than 5,000 babies are born at Pennsylvania Hospital each year – more than any other hospital in Philadelphia! Nevertheless, some babies aren’t interested in a seamless delivery in a private maternity suite, instead preferring a more dramatic, public entrance.
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    Awards and Accolades

    June 29, 2018
    From appointments to prestigious journals to awards in clinical science, Penn Medicine clinicians have a lot to be proud of. Congratulations to our most recent high-achievers!
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    LG Health Docs Rocked at Docstock

    June 29, 2018
    Rain didn’t dampen the fun at Lancaster General Health’s inaugural Docstock event where physicians, advanced practice providers and their families gathered together to put on a show. Like Woodstock, but with docs!
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    Princeton Health Gives Back

    June 29, 2018
    "For the first five years, our food drive coincided with our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute to amplify his message of serving one's community," said Joanne Banner, Human Resources client service manager, who coordinates the food drive.
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    Global Health Photo Contest Winners

    June 29, 2018
    Each year the Center for Global Health holds a Global Health Photo Contest. Submissions come from from Perelman School of Medicine students (MS, MPH, PhD) and trainees (residents, fellows), from their domestic or global health experiences.
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    Penn Medicine Magazine is Available Online

    June 29, 2018
    Penn Medicine is published three times a year for alumni and friends of Penn Medicine.
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    Penn Medicine Cherry Hill Accentuates Its Strengths

    June 29, 2018
    The central registration team at Penn Medicine Cherry Hill (PMCH) is a great team that works well together. So great, in fact, they received CPUP’s “Team of the Year” Award. To help staff maintain a supportive and compassionate organizational culture, Tracey Commack, PMCH associate director, reached out to Penn Medicine Academy (PMA) to facilitate its StrengthsFinder session.
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    CEO’s Corner

    May 30, 2018
    An exceptional patient experience extends beyond providing excellent clinical care. It encompasses every aspect of a patient’s journey, at each step during their time with Penn Medicine.
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