• Next Magnet Monday – November 12
  • FOHC AnnualReception & Civil War Lecture Series Kick Off –October 17
  • Philly AANN FallFling – October 18
  • Cultural Diversity Conference 2012 – October26
  • 8th Annual History of Women’sHealth Conference Call for Papers  –Deadline November 2
  • 2012 Penn Medicine/Philly Heart Walk! – November 4 
  • Penn’s Way 2013 – Until November 16
  • Mental Health During the Civil War:  Thomas Story Kirkbride and the PAH for theInsane Exhibit – Until September 1, 2013

NextMagnet Mondays – October 8 & November 12

Comejoin PAH Nurse Educators as they present topics that will give you knowledgeand skills to improve patient outcomes and the work environment on Magnet Mondays from 12 to 1 pm in theZubrow Auditorium.

“MagnetMondays are an excellent opportunity to learn skills that can help nursesexpand their knowledge and achieve better patient outcomes,” said Bruce Boxer, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, CPHQ,director of Nursing Professional Practice, Education and Quality. “This seriesconsists of programs with educational offerings presented by PAH Clinical NurseEducation Specialists who tailor each topic to make them applicable to everyNursing practice. All are welcome to take advantage of these offerings and letus know what other topics to be addressed. We are always open to suggestions!”


October8          Benchmarking and Data — We CANbe the Best!

November12     Quality Improvement-Step by Step

December17     Applying Ethical Principles to YourPractice

Applicationfor Nursing Contact Hours has been made and pending approval will be granted tonurses attending this program in its entirety and submitting an evaluation ofthe program. Pennsylvania Hospital is an approved provider of continuingnursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver bythe American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Thereis no commercial support for this educational offering. PA Nurses and ANCC COAdo not endorse any commercial product which may be discussed in this offering.This program meets ADA requirements and is wheel chair accessible.



FOHCAnnual Reception& Civil War Lecture Series Kick Off – October 17

Pleasejoin us on Wednesday, October 17, at 5:30 pm for a lecture and receptionhonoring our valued donors. The Friends of the Historic Collections areinvited to the Helen McClelland Conference Room, 2 Pine West, to hear Joseph-James Ahern, senior archivist,University of Pennsylvania Archives, discuss “TheUniversity of Pennsylvania and Medical Education in the Civil War Era.”  Ahern is the author of Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (Arcadia Publishing 1997) and theon-line publication, University of Pennsylvania in the Civil War(2011).  Lightrefreshments will be served. Please RSVP by October 15, to Stacey Peeples, PAH curator-lead archivistat 215.829.5434 or stacey.peeples@uphs.upenn.edu. 



Philly AANN Fall Fling – October 18

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) issponsoring a fullday of Neuroscience CEU’s open to all neuro nursing geeks and all seeking CNRNre-certs and nursing continuing education. Thursday, October 18, from 7:30 amto 5 pm.

Morning schedule
7:30 – 8:00       Registrationand Welcome

8:00 – 9:00       NeuroEndocrine: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Karen March, RN - Penn Nursing Alumni

9:00 – 9:10       Break

9:10 – 10:10      NewInterventional Techniques in Neuro Radiology

Mandy J. Binning, MD 

10:10-10-20      Break

10:20-11:20      Epilepsyand Medical Treatment: Why It Works and Why It Doesn’t

Amanda Krause, RNand Brian Litt, MD - Penn Medicine 

11:20-12:20      Epilepsyand Surgical Treatment:

Why It Works and Why It Doesn’t

KathrynMcGill-Armento, RN and Gordon Baltuch, MD – Penn Medicine 

12:20 – 1:30      Lunch

Afternoon schedule

1:30- 2:30         Updatesin Battlefield Medicine: Mild TBI Care Program and Policies

Katherine Helmick,RN  

2:30 – 2:40       Break

2:40- 3:40         MinimallyInvasive Spine Surgery

Sarah I. Woodrow, MD 

3:40 – 4:40       UnderstandingBrain Tumors

Alisha Amendt, CRNP- Penn NSU Alumni  

4:40-4:45          Evaluationsand Closing Remarks



Cultural Diversity Conference 2012

JoinPenn Presbyterian’s Cultural Diversity Committee on October 26, forits third annual Cultural Diversity Conference, Health Care Reform:Reshaping Access and Delivery of Care to Vulnerable Populations. Thisyear’s conference will focus on issues around health care reform includingpolitics and ethics, health disparities, and the future of charitable care withspecial guest speaker The Honorable Chaka Fattah, US Congressman,Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District.

When:     Friday, October 26, 7:00 am - 4:00pm

Where:   Philadelphia Heart Institute, Room 106 – 1stfloor conference room

Who:       The principal audiences are nurses, nursemanagers, social workers, and allied health professionals. However, theconference is open to anyone interested in attending.

Cost:       $5 for UPHS employees and students with avalid ID; $20 for non-employees

               *Check or cash (in person) isaccepted.


  • Rep. Chaka Fattah - U.S. Congressman, Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District 
  • Keynote Speaker: Rita K. Adeniran, DrNP, RN, CMAC, NEA, BC - Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Global Nurse Ambassador, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 
  • Robert I. Field, JD, MPH, PhD - Professor of Law, Earl Mack School of Law at Drexel University and Professor of Health Management and Policy, Drexel University School of Public Health
  • Gail Kimble - Chief Human Resource Officer, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Kathleen Witta, RN, MSN, GNP-BC, GWOCN - ACE Unit, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Thomas M. McCormick, Jr., MBA - Associate Vice President, Patient Accounting, Penn Medicine –Corporate Finance

Forquestions, please contact CrystalMitchell at Crystal.Mitchell@uphs.upenn.edu or Colleen Bynum at Colleen.Bynum@uphs.upenn.edu.

Formore information, or to register, please clickhere



Join PennMedicine/PAH and Support the 2012 Philly Heart Walk!

We arepleased to announce that once again Penn Medicine will support the American HeartAssociation’s Heart Walk, on Sunday, November 4, from 8 am to 12pm, at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia. Our challenge is to recruit the Philly's largest Heart Walkteam and reach our organizational fundraising goal of $130,000 – $15,000 of which will be designated for PAH – to aid inthe fight against heart disease and stroke – the first and fourth leadingcauses of death in the US.

Heart disease and stroke are issues that truly impact the fieldsof medicine and health care and touch our families, friends and all thecommunities Penn serves. The Heart Walk is a great opportunity to get involvedwith your co-workers, patients, and loved ones to meet new people, interact with ourpatients, be physically active, raise money to support the vital work of theAmerican Heart Association and have fun. Walk with us and register today here and be sure to indicate that you want to join the Pennsylvania Hospital“group” when you sign-up online.

Luann Brady, chiefadministrative officer in the Cardiovascular Service Line, has been named thecompany leader for this year and will manage Penn Medicine's Heart Walkefforts. The Facility leaders for Team PAH are Matthew Menard, physician liaison Community Relations coordinator,and Kristine Renshaw, BSN, RN, CardiologyServices coordinator.Tolearn more about the 2012-13 Heart Walk visitpennmedicine.org/heartwalk.



Penn’sWay 2013

AllPAH staff and employees are invited toparticipate in the Penn’s Way 2013 campaign which continues through Friday,November 16. People who work in health care have a specialcommitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others – and we sharethat commitment with the more than 6,000 agencies supported each year by the Penn’sWay campaign through Penn Medicine, the United Way, and the Center forResponsible Funding. All three agencies focus on the health of our community,resources to prepare children to achieve, building adult independence, andstrengthening neighborhoods and communities. Our Pennsylvania Hospital goal for the 2013 campaign is $108,000, with90 percent participation.

To make a contribution, or to learn more about the Penn’s Waycampaign and the organizations you can support, please visit www.upenn.edu/pennsway. There you willfind agency information, answers to frequently asked questions, and a link to DONATE ONLINE.  You may also click the Penn’s Way banner onour PAH Intranet page to track our progress, learn about Penn’s Way events –like our PAH Penn’s Way Fair on Wednesday, October 24 – and meet the more than100 PAH volunteers making this year’s campaign possible.



8thAnnual History of Women’s Health Conference Call for Papers  – Deadline November 2

PAHwill host its eighth annual History of Women’s Health Conference Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Interested speakers are invited to senda one to two page proposal orabstract of their topic by Friday, November 2, for consideration. 

TheHistory of Women’s Health Conference focuses on areas of women’s health fromthe 18th century to the present and strives to foster aninterdisciplinary work environment. Topics of interest may include, butare not limited to: overall women’s health/consumer health, obstetrics andgynecology (fertility, infertility, birth control, menopause), femaleadolescent health (cultural influences, body image, puberty, eating disorders),mental health, aging, the female figure in popular culture, access to healthcare issues, minority health, nursing, midwifery, and female healers. 

JacquelineH. Wolf, PhD, professor of the history of medicine, Department of SocialMedicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, willbe the keynote speaker, presenting “CuttingRisk: Obstetricians’ Evolving Views of Cesarean Sections, 1870-2010.”  She is the author of Deliver Me from Pain:Anesthesia and Birth in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009) and Don’tKill Your Baby: Public Health and the Decline of Breastfeeding in the 19thand 20th Centuries (Ohio State University Press, 2001).

Thefirst History of Women’s Health Conference was in 2006, as part of PAH’scelebration in honor of Hospital co-founder Benjamin Franklin’s 300thbirthday. Each year since, scholars from the humanities and health careprofessionals gather to discuss the past, present and future state of women’shealth.  The conference is jointly sponsored by the Department ofObstetrics and Gynecology and the Pennsylvania Hospital HistoricCollection. 

Please e-mail proposals to: StaceyC. Peeples,curator-lead archivist, PAH, at peepless@pahosp.com.

Formore information, please or e-mail call Stacey at 215-829-5434. 


Historic Civil War Exhibit at PAH – UntilSeptember 1, 2013
MentalHealth During the Civil War:  ThomasStory Kirkbride and the PAH for the Insane Exhibit – Until September 1, 2013

Besure to visit the Historic Library and Hallway on 2 Pine to experience Mental Health During the Civil War: ThomasStory Kirkbride and the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane. Thisone-of-a-kind exhibit will explore the treatment of the mentally ill during theCivil War period of 1861-65. Brought to PAH by the Hospital’s own Curator andLead Archivist, Stacey Peeples, thisexhibit will be on display until September 1, 2013.


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