Treating the Whole Person

Many cancer centers throughout the country are providing patients with more than conventional medicine, striving to treat the “whole person” and not just the disease. For example, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, more than a third of all cancer patients in this country use complementary therapies, such as massage or aromatherapy. 

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CEO’s Corner

An exceptional patient experience extends beyond providing excellent clinical care. It encompasses every aspect of a patient’s journey, at each step during their time with Penn Medicine.


FDA Approves Penn’s CAR T Therapy for Common Form of Lymphoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded its approval for the nation’s first personalized cellular therapy for cancer, which was developed at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. 


PM Named Among Nation’s Top 10 Employers!

Penn Medicine has been named #6 on Forbes magazine’s annual “Best Employers in America” list ranking large employers across the nation, up from #7 in 2017. Other organizations listed in the top ten include Google, Trader Joe’s, and the Michelin Group, placing Penn Medicine among some of the most prominent companies in the nation – and first both in Pennsylvania and among all health care employers.

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    Maternal Fetal Medicine at Princeton Earns Top Accreditation

    April 27, 2018
    Maternal Fetal Medicine at Princeton Medical Center (PMC) has earned accreditation in fetal echocardiography from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). It is the second clinical practice in New Jersey and the first across Penn Medicine to do so.
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    PPMC Recognizes Vital Volunteers

    April 27, 2018

    Thousands of volunteers across Penn Medicine donate their time, energy, and unwavering enthusiasm to make the patient experience as comfortable and positive as possible. During Volunteer Appreciation Week last month, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center honored its incredible group of volunteers for their unmistakable impact on PPMC’s patients and their families with a week of activities and a celebratory luncheon.

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    System News Wins Gold Award for Excellence

    April 26, 2018
    Congratulations to members of the publications team in Penn Medicine Communications and Creative Services.
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    Match Day 2018

    April 26, 2018
    Hugs, tears of joy and high fives were the order of the day for graduating students from the Perelman School of Medicine, as they discovered where they would be spending the next three or more years of residency training at the annual Match Day. 
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    CEO’s Corner

    March 29, 2018

    The growing problem of opioid addiction has rightfully taken position as one of the top public health issues of our time, and reversing its course will take a multi-pronged approach. Penn Medicine is taking critical steps across our hospitals, outpatient practices, and classrooms to better protect and treat patients, educate our health care professionals and trainees, and share our experiences with others in our field.

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    “Heroic Efforts” Transform a Triathlon Tragedy into a Remarkable Recovery

    March 29, 2018

    Joe Sweeney, a volunteer firefighter, was 58 years old, in good shape, and a veteran of Chester County’s annual Marshalton Triathlon, but it was his wife Bernadette who pedaled into the lead. Everything took a turn, though, when she heard Joe yell her name and looked around to see him slipping from his bike. “Heart Attack Hill” had lived up to its name.

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    Daphne Owen: Next Generation Leader

    March 29, 2018
    Daphne Owen, MD, a third year resident in Emergency Medicine at HUP, received the 2018 Next Generation Leader Award from the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in recognition of her exemplary professional success and her deep commitment to give, advocate, and volunteer. 
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    An Outpouring of Love, Support, and Flower Petals

    March 29, 2018

    Pennsylvania Hospital staff joined forces to ensure that a young woman recently admitted with stage 4 melanoma with metastasis to her brain, could walk down the aisle before her surgery. While the bride hoped to organize a small ceremony – no fanfare required – her care team had something bigger and more beautiful in mind.

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    Princeton’s Animal-Assisted Therapy Helps Engage Kids

    March 29, 2018
    When children and adolescents first enter the outpatient center of Princeton House Behavioral Health in Hamilton, NJ, they are often reserved and nervous. But then a black cockapoo named Sadie pokes her head in, and the walls start to come down. 
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    Recognizing Winners in Quality and Patient Safety

    March 29, 2018
    The annual UPHS Quality and Safety Awards recognize achievements in quality and patient safety.  This year, more than 120 submissions from multidisciplinary teams throughout Penn Medicine demonstrated the breadth and impact of these initiatives on patient care.