March 5
12th Annual Patient Safety Fair 

March 7
Here, There, and Elsewhere: Medication Distraction at theBedside – PAH Patient Safety Lecture

March 13
PAH Town Meeting

March 13
Brown Bag Medicine Review

March 13
Women and the Civil War Lecture

March 14
PAH’s Schwartz Center Rounds

March 19-22
American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days at the JKCC

March 19 & 20
JKCC Colon and Uterine Cancer Awareness Program

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

April 24
Thomas Story Kirkbride and the Pennsylvania Hospital forthe Insane Lecture

April 29
32nd Annual Molly and Sidney N. Zubrow Lecture and AwardProgram

 

 

March 5
12th Annual Patient Safety Fair
In recognition of National Patient SafetyWeek at PAH, the 12th Annual Patient Safety Fair will be heldTuesday, March 5, from 11 am to 2 pm in the Pine Building Basement. Be sure tostop by for information and prizes. Sponsored by the Patient Safety Deltas, theFair will offer patients and visitors information throughout the week in thehospital lobby. Posters will remain on display all week in the PortraitGallery.

 

 

March7
Here, There, and Elsewhere: Medication Distraction atthe Bedside – PAH Patient Safety Lecture
Pleasejoin us and Dr. Mary Gallagher Gordon PhD as she discusses medication safetyand distractions at the bedside. Thursday,March 7 from 2-3 pm in the Zubrow Auditorium.
GuestLecturer: Mary Gallagher Gordon PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, director, Undergraduate ClinicalEducation and senior administrator, Clinical Compliance for the Division ofNursing, Drexel University.

 

 

March 13
PAH Town Meeting
Thenext PAH Town Meeting will be Wednesday March 13 at 12:00 pm and 10:00pm, in the Zubrow Auditorium. 

 

 

March 13
Brown Bag Medicine Review
ThePAH Department of Pharmacy presents a Brown Bag Medicine Review, Wednesday,March 13, from 10:30 am to 2 pm, in the Elm Garden Cafeteria. Do you havequestions about the prescriptions, vitamins or herbal medications you’retaking? Then gather them up, toss ‘em in a bag and bring ‘em to the Cafeteriato review them with a pharmacist.

 

 

March13
Womenand the Civil War Lecture
Helen McClelland Conference Room |5:30 pm
Guest Lecturer:  Judith Giesberg, Associate Professor,Villanova University
Please RSVP at least two (2) days prior to the event by contacting:
Stacey Peeples at 215.829.5434 or stacey.peeples@uphs.upenn.edu.

 

 

March 14
PAH’s Schwartz Center Rounds

12 pm in the Zubrow Auditorium
All hospital staff welcome! Lunch is provided for you to takewith you after the session, partially funded by the Schwartz Center Rounds,which are designed to provide a forum where health care professionals fromvarying disciplines can discuss important emotional and social issues thatarise in caring for patients in order to improve communication amongcaregivers, explore the human dimension of health care, gain insight into thenon-clinical aspects of care and strengthen interdisciplinary teamwork.

For more information visit http://www.theschwartzcenter.org/

 

 

March 19-22
American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days at the JKCC
Thedaffodil is the first flower of spring and a symbol of hope. CelebratingDaffodil Days is much more than enjoying beautiful flowers; it’s about sharinghope for a world free of cancer. The Joan Karnell Cancer Center is takingorders for daffodils which will be available for pick up between March 19 and 22. Helpthe American Cancer Society paint our hospital yellow. Proceeds from DaffodilDays benefit American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy, and patientservices.  Bunches of ten daffodils will cost $10 and a potted plant costs$12. There are also two special items available – a Boyds bear and a bunchcost $25, and a vase and a bunch are $15. Donations of any amount are alsoaccepted as Gifts of Hope.  For moreinformation or to place an order, please contact Marylou Osterman at 215.829.6466or ostermam@pahosp.com.

 

 

March 19 & 20
JKCC Colon and Uterine Cancer AwarenessProgram

Marchis Colon and Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer Awareness Month at PAH. Didyou know that approximately 90% of colorectal cancers are thought to bepreventable? Orthat uterine cancer is the most common cancer of a woman’s reproductive system?

Don’tmiss the Joan Karnell Cancer Center’s upcoming program about Colon and Uterine Cancer Awareness. Itwill be held on Tuesday and Thursday(March 19 and March 21) from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Elm Garden Cafeteria at PAH. Come talkto health care professionals and learn more about colonand uterine cancer prevention.

Topics to be discussed:

  1. Riskfactors for colon and uterine cancer as well as signs and symptoms to look for
  2. ColonCancer Screening: facts and myths
  3. Nutrition:foods to eat that reduce your risk for colon and uterine cancer
  4. Genetics:how your family history affects your risk for colon and/or uterine cancer
  5. Prevention:what steps you can take today to reduce your risk

 

 

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 whoregister as organ and tissue donors.

Click hereto go directly to the Team PENN MEDICINE website where to register to walk orrun with the team.  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 rebecca.farrell@uphs.upenn.edu.

 


April24
ThomasStory Kirkbride and the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane Lecture
Helen McClelland Conference Room | 5:30pm
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 stacey.peeples@uphs.upenn.edu.

 


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 andHealth Policy at Penn, discuss the pressing need for health care reform in theUS, the challenges looming, and the future of American medicine. The Molly andSidney N. Zubrow Lecture and Award Program was established by Dr. and Mrs.Zubrow in 1981 to highlight humanism in medicine. For more information and toRSVP please contact Gretch Murphy in Development at 215.829.6975 or Gretchen.Murphy@uphs.upenn.edu