Clinicians are leveraging data-driven technology to transform the way we deliver the best care to each patient. And nowhere is the success of this partnership more evident than at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation.
Academic medical centers are important community anchors in cities across the nation. We’re an economic engine and an educational pipeline for the next generation, but the drive to serve our community at large – far beyond the boundaries of our campus and in ways that transcend health care – is also a critical part of our mission.
After graduating from college but before starting her MPH degree at the Perelman School of Medicine, Elaine Tran became very involved with Walk With A Doc, an organization started by a cardiologist who, wanting to instill positive behavior changes in his patients, invited them to walk with him on a regular basis. It was an instant hit and spread quickly throughout the country. But no chapter existed in Philadelphia.
After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, stories emerged of bystander courage that took place before first responders arrived. Concertgoers used shirts, belts and other makeshift tourniquets to stop the bleeding of those who were shot or severely injured.
Jane Chen, a programmer in the Office of Medical Affairs, works remotely from Houston. When Hurricane Harvey hit, her coworkers in Philadelphia were all concerned for her.
Last month, the Penn Medicine Orchestra had the opportunity to learn from the best. Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra joined them in a rehearsal, playing with them but also providing some teaching as well.
A new exhibition opening at Pennsylvania Hospital will highlight the hospital’s involvement in World War I, providing a glimpse into the pivotal role that PAH nurses played both abroad and in maintaining a high standard of care for those on the home front.
Cesar Briceño, MD, of Ophthalmology, traveled to Colombia, South America earlier this year for the Colombian Pediatric Ophthalmology Society but he also spent time providing comprehensive eye exams to children and adults in Leticia, an area in the Amazon rainforest (in the southernmost region of Colombia) that has poor access to healthcare resources.
Jacqueline Gannon Somerville, PhD, RN, has been appointed HUP’s chief nursing executive, and James Weinstein, CPA, has joined Penn Home Care and Hospice Services as its chief financial officer.
For the past two years, The Chester County Hospital Foundation has welcomed hospital patients and the greater community to honor doctors, nurses or other team members from CCH who have touched their life or the lives of their family members.
LGH hosted a special luncheon at its Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute to celebrate the 94th birthday of its namesake.
Penn Medicine won the Achievement in Planning Award from the New Jersey Planning Officials (NJPO) for the repurposing of a vacant building that now serves as the location for Penn Medicine Cherry Hill.
Penn Medicine is committed to providing a personalized health care experience tailored to the unique needs of our nation’s veterans.
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.