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Pennsylvania Hospital: A Remarkable Legacy

Co-founders Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Bond believed that all of Philadelphia’s citizens deserved a chance to be healthy, regardless of their station in life. They were inspired to build Pennsylvania Hospital – the nation’s first – to care for all those in need.

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CEO's Corner

Though the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has not moved forward in Congress, it’s more important now than ever to reaffirm our values and commitment to the patients and families we serve.

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OncoLife: 10 Years of Helping Cancer Survivors

Recognizing the need to help cancer survivors get the information they need, the staff of OncoLink created OncoLife, a simple program that creates customized cancer survivorship care plans. Now, celebrating the program’s 10th anniversary, OncoLife’s creators have a lot to be proud of. Since going live, more than 63,000 plans have been created worldwide.

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2017 Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Gala: By the Numbers

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center’s 16th Annual Gala was held in March. Proceeds from the London-themed event will contribute to the future work of Penn Orthopaedics at PPMC and the creation of the Penn Orthoplastic Limb Salvage Center, dedicated to saving threatened limbs and enhancing the quality of life of patients.

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    Match Day 2017

    April 27, 2017
    Last month, at Penn’s annual Match Day, 169 students at the Perelman School of Medicine waited anxiously to learn where they’d be heading for their residency. Jean Alponte Padilla and his family celebrate the news that he’ll train in internal medicine at HUP after graduation.
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    3D Printing Opens New Possibilities at Penn Biomedical Library

    April 27, 2017

    The idea came to Barbara Kountouzi, head of Digital Media & Virtual Services at the Penn Biomedical Library, in 2014, but she thought it was a long shot at the time. After all, as she points out, she’s a librarian. What does she know about the latest in 3D printing?

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    “Topping Out” at Lancaster General Hospital

    April 27, 2017

    In 2015, Lancaster General Hospital broke ground on a six-story expansion of the hospital – the Frederick Building. This month, hospital leaders gathered to celebrate the placement of the final steel beam with a topping-out ceremony.

  • New CAREs Grant Recipients

    April 27, 2017

    Congratulations to the latest recipients of Penn Medicine CAREs grants!

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    Mingle to Assume Chief HR Officer Role for UPHS

    April 27, 2017

    Regina Mingle will become the Health System’s chief HR officer and senior VP, effective May 1. She will replace Pat Wren, who will retire at the end of the month following more than 18 years at Penn.

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    Awards and Accolades

    April 27, 2017
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    PM@WORK: Staying On Task With Project Management

    April 27, 2017

    Proficiency is critical, especially with accelerated growth of the Health System. That’s why Penn Medicine Academy has been partnering with the Corning Center for Learning™ since 2014 to offer the Essentials of Project Management course.

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    Lancaster General's State-of-the-Art Energy Center

    March 29, 2017

    While a loss of electricity can be an inconvenience for some, in a hospital environment, it can easily be the difference between life and death. That’s why Penn Medicine’s Lancaster General Health has invested in a $28 million “Energy Center of the Future” – a state-of-the-art trigeneration energy center to improve system reliability and increase energy efficiencies.

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    CEO's Corner

    March 29, 2017

    When hospitals go “green,” the resulting healthy environment not only benefits patients and staff, but also the communities they serve – and our world at large. That’s why Penn Medicine has made signficant strides in becoming more energy efficient and sustainable.