Turning Engagement Up a Notch at PAH

Conversations about the evolution of workplace culture are occurring across industries (How can work be made fun? What does a good work-life balance look like?), and while Penn Medicine landed the #6 spot of Forbes’ ranking of “America’s Best Employers” earlier this year, there are always opportunities to improve.

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  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point: CEO Theresa Larivee

    June 29, 2018
    With fiscal year 2019 upon us and the results of our Fall 2017 Engagement Survey available, now is the perfect time to reflect on how far Pennsylvania Hospital has come in the past year and to reestablish our goals to ensure our institution is exceptional in every way.
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    Roll Out the Red Carpet ‒ It’s Awards Season at PAH!

    June 29, 2018
    Now in its 30th year, Pennsylvania Hospital’s annual Emil and Lynn Hubschman Award recognizes an exemplary staff member who embodies PAH’s hallmark characteristics by modeling empathy and enthusiasm, maintaining a collaborative spirit, and demonstrating outstanding performance of their responsibilities.
  • Girls

    Healthy Communities Start with Healthy Girls

    June 29, 2018
    Compassionate and driven staff can be found in every corner of PAH, and many of them continue their work outside the hospital by promoting health and wellness in West Philadelphia. Nadera Oglesby, a unit clerk on 7 Cathcart, has long been invested in community outreach, and her dedication to spreading positivity, solving problems, and helping others in need doesn’t waver, even in challenging circumstances.
  • Nursing

    Recognizing Pennsy’s Nursing All-Stars

    June 29, 2018
    The annual UPHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Awards honor professional nurses, celebrate their achievements, and recognize their dedication to providing high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care. Outstanding individuals throughout the health system are recognized by Nursing leadership and their peers for the outstanding efforts to promote excellence in patient care.
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    GSSP Helps You Have a Safe and Active Pregnancy

    June 01, 2018
    Join Good Shepherd Penn Partners for their first “How to Have a Safe and Active Pregnancy” class on Tuesday, June 5th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.! This $10.00 class will take place at GSPP’s PAH location on the first Tuesday of every month and aims to educate pregnant women and new moms on exercise and fitness during and after pregnancy.
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    Meet MARTTI, Pennsy’s Master of Languages

    May 30, 2018
    It's no secret that Pennsylvania Hospital's staff members work tirelessly to ensure a comfortable, safe experience for every patient who seeks care, but medical appointments can still be confusing and overwhelming. Add a language or cultural barrier into the mix, and unclear communication can lead not only to misunderstandings and frustration, but also to direct effects on patient outcomes.
  • PAH Birthday

    Happy Birthday to the Nation’s First!

    May 30, 2018
    Pennsylvania Hospital recently celebrated its 267th birthday! While it may not have been a milestone, Pennsy still celebrated in style, with hospital leaders volunteering to serve up tasty treats.
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    A Top Doc’s Journey to Authenticity

    May 30, 2018
    In a candid, self-affirming essay for the 2018 “Top Doctors” issue of Philadelphia magazine, PAH’s own Adriana Castro-Convers, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center, describes her “incredible journey” towards genuine self-acceptance and self-expression as she came to terms with her transgender identity.
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    PAH Connects with Caregivers in a Supportive, Safe Space

    May 30, 2018
    A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and distressing not only for the patient, but for everyone in their circle. To provide different levels and types of support to patients and loved ones alike, the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital has an ever-revolving calendar of complementary therapies, workshops, events, and groups aimed at offering education and encouragement and building a safe, hopeful community.
  • Safety

    Patient Safety Is the “Reel” Deal at Pennsy

    April 26, 2018
    Staff members and visitors were seeing stars as they strolled down PAH’s hallways during the 2018 Patient Safety Week! This year’s theme was “Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Patient Safety,” and staff were encouraged to spotlight their quality and safety improvement projects, innovative harm prevention strategies, and patient safety success stories.
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