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125 Years of Service to its Community

In the last decade of the 1800s, the town in the heart of Chester County – West Chester – was a thriving community of 8,000 people. There were many educational institutions, as well as churches, commercial businesses, rail service, a newspaper and an established fire company — but no hospital.

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CEO's Corner

Given the tumultuous past few months, I wanted to revisit the vital role government, at every level, plays in health care and reiterate Penn Medicine's responsibility to work with government officials and effect positive change in health care policy.


CAR T Receives FDA Approval!

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in August approved chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR T) therapy developed by researchers at Penn to pediatric and young adult patients with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), who have run out of convenional treatment options.


Perelman School of Medicine's 2017 White Coat Ceremony

This White Coat ceremony at the year’s Perelman School of Medicine honored the convergence between PSOM’s prestigious legacy as the nation’s first medical school and its reputation as an innovative leader in medical education.

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    Building the Future of Penn Medicine through Employee Health and Wellness

    September 28, 2017

    To raise awareness about high blood pressure, PennFIRST is partnering with the Penn Medicine Center for Healthcare Innovation to offer free on-site blood pressure screenings for construction workers on the site of the new Pavilion.

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    Giving Back During "Back to School"

    September 28, 2017

    Whether you’re moving your teenager into college or trying to coax your new kindergartener onto the bus, back to school season can be tough. For underserved families who simply cannot afford a cart full of pencils, notebooks, and binders, though, there is an additional level of stress.

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    How PPMC’s Trauma Team Prepares for the Worst

    September 28, 2017

    Every two weeks, a Trauma Center unit receives a call to attend a patient with an acute traumatic injury in need of immediate medical attention. The page sounds exactly like a normal trauma page, so staff members believe they are attending to a real patient – until they spot the simulator smuggled in by staff from the Penn Medicine Clinical Simulation Center.

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    Penn's Way Campaign Now Underway!

    September 28, 2017

    This year’s Penn’s Way Campaign has kicked off, with a fundraising goal of $1.6 million. Over 5,000 organizations will be represented through three umbrella organizations: United Way, Penn Medicine and, new this year, the Philadelphia Alliance for Change (PAC).

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    Awards and Accolades

    September 28, 2017

    Lancaster General Health recently achieved Premier Level Certification from the International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS), the highest possible level for geriatric fracture care programs.

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    New Health Equity Fields in Penn Chart

    September 28, 2017

    New Health Equity fields in Penn Chart will help staff learn more about their patients and thus provide better care.

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    Join us for the 2017 Philadelphia Heart Walk!

    September 28, 2017

    The American Heart Association’s Philadelphia Heart Walk will be held on Saturday, November 4, at Citizens Bank Park. The 2017 Penn Medicine challenge is to raise $200,000 and recruit more employees, patients, friends and families to walk with us than ever before!

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    Looking Back to Look Forward

    August 31, 2017

    When examining how becoming part of Penn Medicine has provided resources for advancement and opportunities for expansion without erasing a hospital’s past, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center – once a humble, 45-bed hospital in a green and open West Philadelphia – provides a textbook case.

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    CEO's Corner

    August 31, 2017

    The health care industry is, by nature, one whose success is built on change and evolution. It is our ability to adapt and innovate that makes this field both rewarding and resilient. What other industries might see as a challenge, we view as an opportunity. From our dedication to groundbreaking medical research to our steadfast commitment to finding ways to improve patient care, Penn Medicine is always at the forefront of change.

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