How Innovation Helped Prepare for Pandemic

When Penn Medicine opened its drive-through COVID-19 testing site in a Radnor parking lot on a mid-March Monday, site lead Tracey Commack, MBA, Penn Medicine Radnor’s associate executive director, had one big worry: how would patients get their test results?


Three Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Our normal has always been a little extraordinary. Before the world turned upside down in so many ways due to COVID-19, we found familiarity in the way we took care of our patients, developed revolutionary ideas, implemented bold strategic moves and supported each other.


Food for the Body and the Soul

Chester County Hospital and the community it serves have had a special relationship for over 125 years.

Whats Next

What Comes Next The Impact of the COVID Economy

In addition to the efforts focused on finding new treatments for COVID-19 and a coronavirus vaccine, Penn researchers are also looking to the future and asking, what will the aftermath of the pandemic be for public health, health care delivery, and the economy?

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