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Celebrating PAH’s Commitment to Charity and Community

BE-ing an active participant in communities near and far is fundamental to PAH’s mission and culture, whether staff are promoting awareness, fundraising, or volunteering their time.

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  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    August 31, 2018
    Pennsylvania Hospital is dedicated to caring for those in need both on our units and in our community. When the hospital was founded, the Good Samaritan parable was integrated into the official seal, and a commitment to helping and supporting vulnerable individuals and families has been deeply rooted in our practices ever since.
  • Breastfeeding

    Solutions for Women Shines a Spotlight on Breastfeeding

    August 31, 2018
    Free family – and baby – friendly activities were also held for members of the community. The theme of this year’s celebration was “Breastfeeding: A Foundation for Life,” as indicated by the extra-large building blocks available to play with.
  • Supportive

    Going from Surviving to Thriving with an Extra Level of Care

    August 31, 2018
    While medical treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy continue to evolve and reduce mortality, cancer patients and their caregivers still need additional supports to address the blows that their mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being can face after a cancer diagnosis.
  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point: CEO Theresa Larivee

    July 27, 2018
    Pennsylvania Hospital is built on a foundation of clear communication. It informs the way we discuss health goals and treatments with our patients, how we foster collaboration across departments, and how we share innovative breakthroughs with our local community and beyond.
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    Promoting Pennsy Pride from the Top Down

    July 27, 2018
    Over the years, Pennsylvania Hospital’s leadership rounds have shifted in their approaches, but they were primarily focused on regulatory concerns. Now, the “Proud Rounds” program offers the leadership team the opportunity to strengthen PAH’s hospital-wide communication strategy, regularly meet staff “where they are,” and more meaningfully connect with every level and department on a rotating basis.
  • Diversity

    Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at PAH

    July 27, 2018
    Pennsylvania Hospital is dedicated to creating a workforce reflective of our diverse patient population, as well as providing all patients with excellent, culturally sensitive care. PAH’s Cultural & Community Awareness Council (CCAC) works tirelessly throughout the year to provide staff with resources and experiences that broaden cultural awareness, promote inclusion, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.
  • Mercer

    Hall-Mercer Helps the Homeless Beat the Heat

    July 27, 2018
    For those experiencing homelessness, high temperatures and vulnerable circumstances can quickly become detrimental to their health – and potentially deadly.
  • Engagement

    Turning Engagement Up a Notch at PAH

    June 29, 2018
    Conversations about the evolution of workplace culture are occurring across industries (How can work be made fun? What does a good work-life balance look like?), and while Penn Medicine landed the #6 spot of Forbes’ ranking of “America’s Best Employers” earlier this year, there are always opportunities to improve.
  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point: CEO Theresa Larivee

    June 29, 2018
    With fiscal year 2019 upon us and the results of our Fall 2017 Engagement Survey available, now is the perfect time to reflect on how far Pennsylvania Hospital has come in the past year and to reestablish our goals to ensure our institution is exceptional in every way.
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    Roll Out the Red Carpet ‒ It’s Awards Season at PAH!

    June 29, 2018
    Now in its 30th year, Pennsylvania Hospital’s annual Emil and Lynn Hubschman Award recognizes an exemplary staff member who embodies PAH’s hallmark characteristics by modeling empathy and enthusiasm, maintaining a collaborative spirit, and demonstrating outstanding performance of their responsibilities.
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