Forcomplete events listing, please visit What’sNew on the Inside Penn Medicineweb site at:

April8 – Final Registration
2013Weight Watchers at Work Program 

April 15-28 
Annual Benefits Open Enrollment 

April 17 
History of Women’s HealthConference

April 18
Perioperative Services 2nd Annual Summit 

April 19 
FREE Oral, Head & Neck CancerScreening

April 21, 2013
18th Annual Dash for Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness

April 24
Thomas Story Kirkbride and the PennsylvaniaHospital for the Insane Lecture

April 25
Spring 2013 Penn MindfulnessProgram Registration Deadline

April 26
PAH Blood Drive

32nd AnnualMolly and Sidney N. Zubrow Lecture and Award Program 

May 6
NationalDoctors’ Day and National Nurses Week Celebration

May 10
Third Annual Rockin’ Docs for Diabetes Cure 

2013Pennsylvania Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament 

June 13
EmployeeService Awards 

April8 – Final Registration
2013 Weight Watchersat Work Program

PAHexpects to continue the ten Week Weight Watchers at Work Program for employees.If 20 registrants have registered by Monday April 8, the next ten week sessionwill begin Monday, April 15.
10 week program
$135 per employee
$130current, Lifetime, continuing member
Meeting time
Mondays at 3:30 pm
Location: TBD
Payment methods
CHECKS:Make checks payable to “Weight Watchers”
CREDIT CARD:  contact Susan Anthony atWeight Watchers (800) 456- 6363 x 1162

Any questions? Please contact:Nina Deats – or pager:215.422.9001



April 15-28
Annual Benefits OpenEnrollment

OpenEnrollment is just around the corner. Now is the time to understand thebenefits available to you and what’s changing. Human Resources is also placinga renewed spotlight on your health through our Wellfocused Healthy Rewards program!

Earned Premium Discount Extended toCovered Dependents (ages 18-26) – This Year is an Active Enrollment…You MustTake Action!

Toearn the premium discount this year, all dependents covered under amedical plan (ages 18-26) must be a non-tobacco user or enrolled in a tobaccocessation program by June 30, 2013. To receive the earned premium discountyou must certify to your tobacco use and then elect the tobacco user or non-usermedical contribution. If you do not make an active election, you will defaultto the same benefits you had last year; however, the earned premium discountwill not be applied and you will pay higher medical contributionsof $25.00 per pay/$650 a year.  

Quit Tobacco Use with the Help of Health Advocate
Enrollin Health Advocate’s FREE tobacco cessation program to set up your own plan toquit smoking or stop using other tobacco products with the help of a trainedcoach. This program allows you and your covered dependents 13 weeks ofcounseling, FREE nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) (patch, gum, lozenge), anda $0 co-pay for over-the- counter NRT and prescription smoking cessationmedications. If you are a tobacco user,you must enroll in the UPHS tobacco cessation program by June 30, 2013, toreceive the earned premium discount on your 2013 – 2014 medical contributions. Call866-695-8622 to enroll.

It Pays to “Know Your Numbers” — It’s FREE and May Save YourLife!
There is power in knowing yournumbers (glucose, cholesterol – total, HDL, LDL, blood pressure and Body MassIndex – BMI). These numbers are important indicators of your health. When theyare out of the normal range, it’s a signal that you could have a higher risk ofdeveloping certain diseases and conditions. UPHS medical plans cover preventivecare like annual physicals and biometric screenings at 100 percent. Take action! If you haven’t done sorecently, make an appointment today and know where you stand when it comes toyour health.

Earn a $150 HealthyCredit & Participate in the NEW WellFocused Healthy Rewards Program
WellFocusedhas several new programs that reward you for taking steps towards improvingyour health and well-being because the healthier you are, the more you canenjoy life and do your best. You can earn a $150 Healthy Reward Credit when youcomplete the online Well-Being Assessment, Know Your Numbers (blood sugar,cholesterol– total, HDL, and LDL, blood pressure and  BMI), have your biometric numbers fall withinhealthy ranges, and/or take healthy actions through a new and expanded Wellfocused online platform.  The new platform will be accessible throughthe HR & You Website beginning April 15,2013.

Raffle for Free Healthcare
Earnentry into a raffle for FREE healthcare for 2013-2014 when you complete theonline Well-Being Assessment and record “Your Numbers” during Open Enrollment.




April 17
History of Women’sHealth Conference

ZubrowAuditorium, Pennsylvania Hospital
7:30 am to 2:15 pm
Buffet lunch available again this year for only $10! 
For the complete program, click here.

Please RSVP by April 15 to Stacey Peeples at215.829.5434 or



PerioperativeServices 2nd Annual Summit
On April 18th,Perioperative Services is holding their 2nd annual summit in theZubrow Auditorium.  
This year’s theme is “A HealthyWork Environment.” The summit will tackle topics such as the elements ofteamwork, collegiality, collaboration, and commitment. This will be amultidisciplinary, interactive meeting with special guests from the PennLeadership Academy. This presentation is being hostedby the Perioperative Committee for Professional Excellence.



April 19
FREEOral, Head & Neck Cancer Screening
Friday, April19
11 am to 2 pm
PennsylvaniaHospital Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (adjacent to the SpruceBuilding)
811 SpruceStreet
Space islimited and registration is required.
To register, please call: 800.789.PENN.
For more information, please call 215.829.6466.
Sponsored bythe Joan Karnell Cancer Center and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Headand Neck Surgery.




April 21, 2013
18th Annual Dash for Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness
The 18thAnnual Dash for Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness is once again uponus. This year’s event will be held Sunday April 21, at thePhiladelphia Museum of Art.  There’s a new team name this year: TeamPENN MEDICINE. The goal is to recruit runners and walkers from allPenn Medicine entities, in addition to all the wonderful patients thatparticipate every year and to bringawareness to the critical need for more organ and tissue donors. All proceedsbenefit public education programs designed to increase the number of people who register as organ and tissue donors. 

Afterthe 2012 Donor Dash Penn had 167 registered team members and raised $8,804.They We are hoping to raise at least $10,000 this year and recruit at least 180team members. Last year’s team ranked fourth out of 360 teams forenrollment. This year we are striving to be number one! 

Ourultimate mission this year is to have people from all Penn Medicine entitiesjoin our team, hencywhy the team name had been changed to Team PENN MEDICINEthis year. 

Click here to go directly tothe Team PENN MEDICINE website where to register to walk or run with theteam.  All are welcome to join this inspiring event. 

 TheDash for Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness consists of a 5K (3.1 miles) and a10K (6.2 miles) run and 3K (1.8 miles) walk designed to celebrate the successof transplantation and highlight the critical need for more registered organand tissue donors. Locally, 6,468 men, women and children are currently waitingfor the gift of a life-saving organ transplant. Nationally, more than 112,000people are waiting.

If youhave any questions, please contact Team Captain Rebecca L. Farrell, BSN, RN, CCTN, Liver Transplant Coordinator,Penn Transplant Institute at 215.662.4181s or



ThomasStory Kirkbride and the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane Lecture
Helen McClelland Conference Room |5:30 pm
Guest Lecturer: Nancy Tomes, StateUniversity of New York, Stony Brook
Please RSVP at leasttwo (2) days prior to the event by contacting:
Stacey Peeples at 215.829.5434 or



April 25
Spring2013 Penn Mindfulness Programs Now Enrolling!

RegistrationDeadline: April 25 (for mostprograms). 
Click on the links below for moredetail and to register.

Mindfulness-BasedStress Management Programs

Spring Special Events: featuring SharonSalzberg!

AdvancedPrograms (mindfulness experiencerequired)

Mindfulness Meditation and Movement

Other Events

Registration Information

  • ​Space limited for all programs.
  • Registration Deadlines apply for all programs. See program descriptions for details.
  • Click on the links above to register or to read program descriptions.
  • Questions: email: or call: 215-615-2774.
  • Full refunds available up to 48 hours prior to program start. After then, no refunds.

Save the Date

  • Summer Intensive Mindfulness Retreat: July. More details and registration info later in Spring. for experienced meditators
  • Fall Mindfulness Programs begin late September, registration begins August.



April 26
PAH Blood Drive
Pennsylvania Hospital-American Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, April 26, 2013
7:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m.
McClelland Conference Room
2nd floor,Pine Building West
Click Here to Schedule an Appointment
Contact Blood Bank at 215.829.3218
Not sure if you’re eligible to donate?  Click Here



April 29
32ndAnnual Molly and Sidney N. Zubrow Lecture and Award Program
TheThirty-Second Annual Molly and Sidney N. Zubrow Lecture and Award Program willbe held Monday, April 29, at 5 pm in the Zubrow Auditorium. A reception willfollow in the Great Court on the first floor of the Pine Building. All areinvited to attend to hear guest lecturer EzekielJ. Emanuel, MD, PhD, chair,Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Penn, discuss the pressingneed for health care reform in the US, the challenges looming, and the futureof American medicine. The Molly and Sidney N. Zubrow Lecture and Award Programwas established by Dr. and Mrs. Zubrow in 1981 to highlight humanism inmedicine. For more information and to RSVP please contact GretchenMurphyin Development at 215.829.6975 or



May 6
National Doctors’ Day and National NursesWeek Celebration
In the spirit of collaboration between ourphysicians and nurse colleagues, Pennsylvania Hospital Administration, Nursing andProfessional Services look forward to hosting a breakfast in honor of National Doctors’ Day and National Nurses Week, on Monday, May 6th. Detailsto come. 





May 10
Third Annual Rockin’ Docs for Diabetes Cure

Friday, May 10, 7:30 PM

3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Featuring theseRockin’DocsBands
Shadow Merchant • Blue Bizness • Suzie Brown • Rightback
Representing the following Hospitals:
University of Pennsylvania Health System • Abington Memorial Hospital •Einstein Medical Center • Holy Redeemer Hospital • Aria Health • RWJ Hamilton •Doylestown Hospital
MC: MarilynRussell, BEN FM
Advance: $27 • Day of Show: $30
For tickets and more event information:



June 10
2013 Pennsylvania Hospital Auxiliary GolfTournament
Monday,June 10, 2013
RadnorValley Country Club
Onehundred percent of of net proceeds go to support Patient Care Programs atPennsylvania Hospital
Formore information contact Gretchen Murphy at 215.829.6975 or via email at



June 13
Employee Service Awards
Headups for all PAH staff celebrating a milestone year of employment:  this year’s Employee Service Awards eventwill be held Thursday, June 13. More info to come!





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