Meet MARTTI, Pennsy’s Master of Languages

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.

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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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    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 magazinePAH’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. 
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    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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    Seizing the Moment and Forging Into the Electronic Future

    April 26, 2018
    A year and a half has passed since PAH rolled out PennChart, advancing our traditional documentation system and paving the way for implementation across the health system. Integral to the process was Joel Betesh, MD, who was invited to highlight Penn’s print-to-electronic migration at the 2018 AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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    Doctors’ Day: Celebrating Compassion and Commitment

    April 26, 2018
    PAH is proud to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of our doctors all year round, and National Doctors’ Day gives us a special, dedicated time to thank them for their devotion to the health and wellness of our local community, celebrate their innovative spirit and flexibility as healthcare continues to advance and evolve, and acknowledge their years of sacrifice and training in pursuit of this calling.
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    System News Sneak Peek

    April 26, 2018
    During National Nutrition Month, aside from offering healthy cafeteria options and encouraging staff to adopt healthy food and lifestyle choices, PAH’s Food & Nutrition teamed up with the Emergency Food Pantry at PAH’s Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center to stage a food drive. 
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    Put Your Hands Together for PAH’s “Helping Hands” Winner!

    April 26, 2018
    Congratulations to the latest winner of PAH’s Helping Hands Award – Nikki Waller, a scrub technician in Obstetrics! This award was created by the Ancillary Care Council to recognize ancillary team members in Nursing and Perioperative Services who go above and beyond to make a difference in the care and experience of each patient.
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    Mark Your Calendars and Save Lives

    April 26, 2018
    PAH encourages you to “spring” into action and save as many as three lives with only a pint of blood and less than an hour of your time. On Friday, May 11, PAH will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive in the Pine Building’s McClelland Conference Room between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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