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Putting the “Extra” in Extraordinary Care

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

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.

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

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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    Vonderheide to Lead Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center

    June 28, 2017

    Robert Vonderheide, MD, DPhil, has been appointed the new director of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, effective July 1. He currently serves as executive director of the ACC’s Translational Centers of Excellence, vice chair for research in Hematology-Oncology, and co-director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Penn.

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    Leadership News

    June 28, 2017

    Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD, has been named chair of Surgery, Patrick V. Norton has been named vice president for Public Affairs, and Charmaine Spence Rochester has been appointed the new chief financial officer for Chester County Hospital.

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    Awards and Accolades

    June 28, 2017

    David F. Dinges, PhD, Francis Marchlinksi, MD, Emma Meagher, MD, and Anil Rustgi, MD

  • State’s First High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Essential Tremor at PAH

    June 28, 2017

    In April, John Lukens, 61, became the first patient in Pennsylvania to receive MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment (MRgFUS) for Essential Tremor (ET). Gordon Baltuch, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery; Andres F. Deik, MD, of Clinical Neurology; and Robert W. Hurst, MD, of Radiology, worked as part of a multidisciplinary team to perform the procedure at Pennsylvania Hospital, the first in the area to offer this treatment.

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    Reaching for the Stars!

    June 28, 2017

    This month, Lancaster General Health celebrated six students who completed their internship with the health system’s Project SEARCH. The students, who are finishing their last year of high school, attended classes and completed worksite internships throughout Lancaster General Hospital.

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    PSOM's New Graduating Class

    June 28, 2017

    Members of the class of 2017 at the Perelman School of Medicine stand out as the some of the most accomplished and well-rounded graduates in the country, with 59 percent of the 176 graduating students obtaining dual degrees or certificates, including joint MD/PhDs or master’s degrees in subjects ranging from bioethics to business, seven times the national average.

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    A Place to Heal

    June 28, 2017

    Made possible through the generosity of Lawrence F. Flick, IV, the newly dedicated Flick Family Serenity Garden at Penn Presbyterian provides a calming green space in which visitors can experience the healing powers of nature.

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    CCH Closes One Door, Opens Another

    June 28, 2017

    As part of its 276,000 square foot expansion and renovation project, Chester Country Hospital closed the front door that guests have used for more than 30 years and opened its historic front entrance that dates back to 1925, when the building first opened.

  • THINK Before You Link

    June 28, 2017

    Over the past several years, the frequency of malicious software – or malware – attacks has increased exponentially. Indeed, in the last year alone, it has gone up more than 30 percent. The good news is that, as attempts to breach computers have reached new levels, so has the technology that protects us.

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