The stresses of working on the frontlines of the medical profession are legend, and data shows that physicians are at greater risk of depression and depressive symptoms than the general population and double the average suicide rate.
On March 25, the Penn Medicine family got bigger, and its connections to the community of West Philadelphia grew closer, with the transition of the former Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Mercy Philadelphia campus.
Throughout the pandemic, nursing leaders at Pennsylvania Hospital have shared wellness resources, created a Wall of Gratitude, and even distributed aromatherapy towelettes, all in an effort to alleviate burnout and help their staff engage in self-care.
In the months leading up to emergency authorization of the COVID-19 vaccines, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health began preparing for the vaccine's arrival and distribution to our employees and community.
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