Establishing a Safe Haven on Spruce

Providing compassionate care for individuals with behavioral health issues has been at the core of Pennsylvania Hospital’s mission since the hospital first opened its doors.

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  • Feature

    Creating a Fair and Just Culture at PAH from the Top Down

    April 05, 2019
    Despite our best efforts, humans still aren’t perfect, nor are the systems we create. Even the most careful nurse, detail-oriented physician, or conscientious transporter can make mistakes, but in health care, mistakes can have serious consequences.
  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    April 05, 2019
    Just as health care and patients’ needs continue to expand and change, Pennsylvania Hospital continues to evolve as an institution.
  • Patriot

    Celebrating Two Committed Pennsy Patriots

    April 05, 2019
    A drive to make a difference through service is a common trait shared by staff members at PAH. As if promoting the health and well-being of patients wasn’t enough, many employees also give back by volunteering in the community and even serving in the military.
  • Pete

    “Patch-Em-Up Pete” Makes a Lasting Impression

    April 05, 2019
    The Philadelphia Inquirer dubbed him the “Groin Crusher,” but Pete Schiavo prefers nicknames that don’t make him sound like an amateur wrestler or a medieval torture device.
  • Circle

    PAH Joins Pastoral Care’s “Circle of Friends”

    April 05, 2019
    Each year at HUP’s Gospelrama event, the Pastoral Care team takes time to recognize staff members whose generous, empathetic, and compassionate attitudes supports Pastoral Care in meeting the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families.
  • Public Health

    PAH Tackles a Pervasive Public Health Crisis

    March 01, 2019
    Every day, another revelation, statistic, or heartbreaking story related to the ongoing opioid epidemic keeps the crisis on the front page. It’s a lot to digest, but while it may seem like a problem too complicated to tackle, Penn Medicine’s opioid task force continues to make strides in research, prevention, and treatment, with staff from PAH playing key roles in this vital work.
  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    March 01, 2019
    As health care evolves and becomes more complex, every staff member plays an integral role in Penn Medicine’s continued success.
  • Cath Cart

    Celebrating a Calm and Compassionate Cathcart Clinician

    March 01, 2019
    The DNCA honors nurses across all settings and annually welcomes into its highly selective fold those gold-standard individuals who continuously drive forward Penn’s culture of service and clinical excellence.
  • Town Hall

    Town Hall Invites Open Conversations

    March 01, 2019
    Last month, a senior leadership panel held two town hall meetings to packed audiences in the Zubrow Auditorium to address PAH staff members’ questions, share hospital priorities, and, as noted by emcee and chief human resources officer, Christine Tierney, RN, MSN, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, to address any juicy “rumors” staff may have heard.
  • MLK

    MLK Day 2018: Celebrating Unity, Equality, and Community

    February 05, 2019
    Fifty-one years have passed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but communities across the country continue to honor his vision of equality, justice, and activism with a day of remembrance and action.
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