November 2
"Periop Jam 2013" – 4thAnnual PPMC Nursing Perioperative Conference 

November 2 & 3
PennMedicine Appearance & IdentityConference 

National Brain Tumor Society Race for Hope 5K Walk/Run

HAP Achievement Awards Presentation at PAH

November 9
2013 Penn Medicine Heart Walk 

November 15
Penn’s Way Campaign Ends 

November 18
10thAnnual Nursing Conference at PAH

November 21
The Great AmericanSmoke Out


"Periop Jam 2013" – 4thAnnual PPMC Nursing Perioperative Conference
November 2
/Free ContinentalBreakfast at 7:30 am.
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Scheie Eye Institute
Kozart Auditorium(Basement Level)
Presentations: 8:00 amto 12:45 pm
4 CE pending approval.
Free to UPHS employees; Free parking also available.
Registration required ata later date. Contact: 



Appearance & Identity Conference - LooksDO matter; Experts Explain Why
November 2 & 3
Join Penn's Center for Human Appearance andinternational experts for a discussion about issues of self and identity, theimpact of appearance on individual and corporate success, medical advances infacial aesthetics, as well as ethical and psychological considerationsregarding appearance interventions.
Register online today!



NationalBrain Tumor Society Race for Hope 5K Walk/Run
November 3
Steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Jointeam Penn Pioneers as a walker, runner or volunteer for this family-friendlyrace benefiting the National Brain Tumor Society. Penn is a flagship sponsor ofthis very worthy event. There is no registration fee for walkers and teamt-shirts will be available the day of the race for a donation. Volunteers get at-shirt for free for their dedication and time!
To register or donateto a specific participant click here.



HAPAchievement Awards Presentation at PAH
Monday, November4,
 at 2 pm, in the Zubrow Auditorium
Help celebrate the HAP (TheHospital and Health system Association of Pennsylvania) 2013Achievement Award presentation to our PAH colleaguesNovember 4.
HAPPresident, Andy Carter, will visit Pennsylvania Hospital to personally presentthe award to Maria Vacca, RN, BSN, PCCN, CIC,  Diane Angelos, RN, MSN,and fellow winning team members for their Patient Safety entry, Preventionof Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in a Neurological ICU Using aProactive Approach to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Bundle


2013 Penn Medicine Heart Walk
November 9
Philadelphia-Heart-WalkWalkalongside the Penn Medicine community, American Heart Association (AHA)and people of all ages from the Philadelphia area at the 2013 PhiladelphiaHeart Walk and support the fight against heart disease and stroke!

 PennMedicine will once again support the American Heart Association’s PhiladelphiaHeart Walk, held on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Citizens Bank Park. Thisyear, for the 15th Annual Heart Walk, the Penn Medicinechallenge is to raise $135,000 and recruit more employees, patients, friendsand families to walk with us than ever before.

 Byparticipating in the Heart Walk, you will help fund groundbreaking research todevelop new therapies and better treatment options for cardiovascular diseaseand stroke

Tobecome a team captain, register as a walker or make a donation, please click here, or contact KateBalog, Business Development Director for the American Heart Association, at215.575.5241 or If you are alreadyregistered, you are encouraged to view the Heart WalkParticipant Tool Kitfor fundraising ideas and resources.

PAHPenn Medicine Heart Walk team leaders are Danielle Heffner and Joanne Ruggiero.

Employeeswho sign up are also eligible for the 2013 incentives.  Learn more aboutthe Heart Walk IncentiveProgramtoday!


We are MAKING A DIFFERENCE through Penn’sWay
November 15, Campaign Ends

You are invited to participate in the Penn’s Way 2014campaign which kicked off October 1, and continues through Friday, November 15.

Penn’s Way, the Penn Medicine andUniversity of Pennsylvania  workplacecharitable giving campaign, continues to be recognized as one of the mostsuccessful and generous campaigns in the region. Unprecedented participationlevels last year enabled us to exceed our $1.4 million goal for localcharitable organizations. Through the combined strength of both the Universityand Penn Medicine faculty and staff, we are confident that this year’s campaignwill reach our goal of $1.45 million to support the communities in which welive.

Our PennsylvaniaHospital goal for the 2014 campaign is $111,000, with 90 percent participation.

People whowork in health care have a special commitment to making a positive impact onthe lives of others – and we share that commitment with the more than 6,000agencies supported each year by the Penn’s Way campaign through Penn Medicine,the Center for Responsible Funding, and United Way. All three agencies focus onthe health of our community, and together we can help build strongerneighborhoods, improve the quality of life and provide options for healthierliving for all people in our region.

To make a contribution, or to learn more about the Penn’s Waycampaign and the organizations you can support, please visit 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 on our PAH Intranet pagefor the complete list of Department Captains,to track our progress and learn about upcoming Penn’s Way events –  such PAH Penn’s Way Fairs. 

If youhave any questions, please ask your Department Captain, or one of the campaigncoordinators:

ThroughPenn’s Way, our collective generosity allows us to make a broader, moreimmediate impact on the vulnerable populations we serve and support thecommunities in which we live and work. Let us demonstrate the difference we canmake by helping others in the community and giving to organizations thatsupport our mission.  Each one of us can make a difference through Penn’sWay.


10thAnnual Nursing Conference at PAH
Nurses Thriving inan Age of Change
November 18
Pennsylvania Hospital
Zubrow Auditorium
Register via Knowledge Link (“10th Annual Nursing Conference”)
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Hospital Department of Nursing Education


The Great AmericanSmoke Out
November 21 - Makeit Your Quit Day!!!
UPHS isproud to join the American Cancer Society in promoting the Great American SmokeOut on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Did you know that tobacco use isthe single-most preventable cause of disease and premature death in the UnitedStates? In fact, tobacco use is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths in thiscountry.

This year you canearn Healthy Reward points for joining the Great American Smoke Out challengein the Healthy Rewards site and quitting for the day OR supporting a loved oneor co-worker quit for the day. Log in to join the challenge!    

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