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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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    August 31, 2017

    Get ready — the Wellfocused program is going mobile! The new app for the Wellfocused program, powered by Jiff, will make it even easier to incorporate well-being into your everyday life and earn points that translate into rewards.

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    Transplantation at Penn: Always Thinking Outside of the Box

    July 27, 2017

    In 1954, the kidney became the first human organ to be successfully transplanted in this country. Like many such events in medicine, it was not just a singular success but rather a turning point on a journey that continues to push the envelope of possibilities.

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    CEO's Corner

    July 27, 2017

    What do Costco, Google, Wegmans, the City of Austin, and Penn Medicine have in common? All were recently named among the top 10 in Forbes magazine’s annual list of “Best Employers in America.” In a survey largely driven by employee satisfaction, Penn Medicine was ranked #7 among hundreds of mid-sized and large employers nationwide.

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    Raising Organ Donor Awareness Systemwide

    July 27, 2017

    Penn Medicine has again partnered with the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education, and the Gift of Life Donor program in this year’s Donate Life Hospital Challenge to help raise awareness and educate people on the importance of organ donation and to encourage them to register as organ donors on their state registries.

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    A Surgical Triage for the Underserved

    July 27, 2017

    Many community health care clinics in Philadelphia – including those run by Penn’s faculty, staff, and students – treat medical issues in underserved communities but, when it comes to surgical care, this population often ends up in the ED. This scenario changed last summer with the opening of Penn Medicine’s Agnew Surgery Clinic, which provides these patients with easier access to surgical triage and, if necessary, elective surgery.

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    A Study in Leadership Perception: Reality vs Expectation

    July 27, 2017

    A recently published research study at Chester County Hospital examined leadership from two perspectives – bedside nurses and their immediate clinical managers. The nurse-driven study interviewed 11 focus groups to examine the leadership expectations of both sides.

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    The Helping Hands of Hall-Mercer

    July 27, 2017

    During the summertime, temperatures in Philadelphia can reach dangerous, even life-threatening levels and for those in our community who do not have homes, getting out of the heat can mean the difference between life and death. That’s where the outreach workers at Hall-Mercer Community Mental Health Center come in to help.

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    All Penn Medicine Hospitals Recognized for Stroke Quality Achievements

    July 27, 2017

    All five Penn Medicine hospitals have again received the annual Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Awards, as well as recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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    Awards and Accolades

    July 27, 2017

    Irene Hurford, MD, of Psychiatry, Carl June, MD, director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapy in the Abramson Cancer Center, Angela M. Mills, MD, of Emergency Medicine, and Ilene Rosen, MD, program director of the Penn Sleep Fellowship.

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    A “Wild” Delivery

    July 27, 2017

    Last month, an unlikely group of local medical professionals assembled at the Philadelphia Zoo to bring its newest addition into the world.

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