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From Conquering Cancer to Climbing Kilimanjaro

Jennifer Vrana has been in the midst of an adrenaline rush for 18 years. Following the attacks on September 11, 2001, the Philadelphia police officer headed to New York City to join the bucket brigade at the World Trade Center site.

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  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    September 03, 2019
    Earlier this summer, I was invited to participate in Penn Medicine’s #WomenOfPenn blog post campaign. I discussed what I’ve learned during my nearly 30 years in academic medicine with Serena Dasani, MD, MPH, a recent Penn medical school graduate who is now spending her first year of residency with us at Pennsylvania Hospital.
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    Meet Pennsy’s Human Resources Team

    September 03, 2019
    Learn about the mission, impact, and more of Pennsylvania Hospital's HR team.
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    When Meals Become Medicine

    September 03, 2019
    When we think about the ever-growing variety of treatments that get patients on the road to health, we often envision prescription pills or immunotherapies and infusions. However, healthy food is also a vital form of medicine, especially for those dealing with serious illnesses.
  • Rollin

    No Colon, Still Rollin’

    July 31, 2019
    Mark Mumbauer is a man of many skills. He’s a member of Penn Medicine’s Information Services team, an avid cyclist, and a generous volunteer who has won multiple Penn Medicine CAREs grants.
  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    July 31, 2019
    This month’s What’s New shares the experience of a patient whose battle with ulcerative colitis led him to Pennsylvania Hospital. Not only does this story illustrate the collaboration between the Gastroenterology and Colon and Rectal Cancer teams, but it also demonstrates our commitment to untangling even the most complicated cases in an effort to improve the health and wellness of every patient who comes through our doors.
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    Tears, Tales, and a Towering Legacy: PAH Says Farewell to an Icon

    July 31, 2019
    Back in 1974, the restoration of the historic Pine Building hadn’t yet been completed, the final class had just graduated from Pennsy’s School of Nursing for Women, and the hospital was still more than 20 years away from becoming part of the health system. The decades of dizzying change that followed could have thrown anyone for a loop — but not Marcia Steinhart, RN.
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    Pennsy’s Grounds at a Glance

    July 31, 2019
    Trees and flowers and herbs, oh my! Take a walk around PAH’s vibrant, but therapeutic grounds, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by dozens of types of plants and greenery, all of which are managed by lead horticulturist Dan Bangert and his grounds-keeping team.
  • Prescription

    Keeping Unused Meds Safe from Misuse

    July 31, 2019
    If you’ve walked past PAH’s Outpatient Pharmacy lately, you’ve probably noticed the bright green drop box in the waiting room. Part of the hospital’s new drug take-back program — one of the latest initiatives to combat the opioid crisis — this receptacle offers a convenient place for individuals to drop off their leftover, unused, and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.
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    Celebrating the Compassion, Community Focus, and Clinical Excellence of PAH’s Nurses

    July 02, 2019
    PAH’s nursing staff often juggle the roles of caregiver, advocate, coach, cheerleader, and mentor for their patients and peers alike, but Nurses Week offered a chance to take off a few of their many hats and celebrate with their colleagues.
  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    July 02, 2019
    Pennsylvania Hospital has recently celebrated several great successes — the opening of our Spine Center and Cardiac Rehab, the renovation of the Spruce Building and relocation of the Crisis Response Center, the growth of our Franklin-Bond speaker series and establishment of the First Hospital Historic Preservation Committee, and so on.
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