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Congrats to Cardiac Surgery – 2017 Quality & Patient Safety Award Winners

From the moment a patient steps on campus until their last follow-up call, PAH is committed to making their experience as stress-free as possible. Still, no amount of hospitality can make up for how overwhelming a lengthy hospitalization can be. That’s where the PAH cardiovascular surgery team's focus on expediting the process without compromising quality, safety, and comfort come in.

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    ‘Tis the Season of CARE-ing and Sharing

    November 27, 2017

    The season of giving and gratitude is upon us, and we couldn’t be more thankful for the contributions to the community that PAH’s CAREs grant recipients and staff volunteers have made all year round, such as Emine Karamete, a medical technologist.

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    Supporting Women with New Solutions

    November 27, 2017
    PAH recently celebrated the grand opening of the new Solutions for Women boutique, located at 700 Spruce Street in the Duncan Building.
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    Patients First at the Nation’s First!

    November 27, 2017
    October’s Penn Medicine Experience Week celebration at Pennsylvania Hospital offered the chance to honor our dedicated clinicians, administrators, faculty, and staff, to reflect on the important, positive role each member of the PAH team plays, and to thank them for the commitment they show to every patient, every day.
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    Pedaling with a Purpose

    October 26, 2017

    Congratulations to the cyclists who participated in the 2017 Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society! This year marked the 21st ride for the UPHS/PENN team, which nabbed the spot as the event’s largest corporate team for the tenth year running and the top fundraiser for the eighth year.

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    New Extended Hours and Services

    October 26, 2017

    PAH’s Outpatient Pharmacy recently celebrated the expansion of their hours with an open house. Over 500 guests had the chance to meet the pharmacy team while enjoying snacks, giveaways, and a Fitbit raffle.

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    Hailing Our Josie King Heroes

    October 26, 2017

    PAH’s Nursing Quality and Safety Council recently honored the Cardiac Cath Lab team with the second annual Josie King Hero Award in recognition of their efforts to reduce risk adjusted bleeding events and kidney injuries following cardiac catheterizations and interventions.

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    Saving Lives with High Fives

    October 26, 2017

    “Did you wash your hands?” It’s a question our parents asked persistently when we were kids, but while hand-washing may seem like common sense, even adults need a reminder now and then.

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    Pennsy Rewind

    October 26, 2017

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Physical Therapy Month, Health Literacy Month – October was a popular time for national health campaigns and celebrations. At PAH, our dedicated clinical, administrative, and support staff made each issue count by scheduling activities and fundraisers, introducing new initiatives, and shining a spotlight on the patients they serve year round.

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    PAH Explores the Science of Soothing Scents

    September 28, 2017

    From testimonials about crystal healing, to recipes for herbal balms and teas, alternatives for standard treatments have experienced a surge in popularity – both among the public and in the healthcare field. While some approaches fall in the realm of pseudoscience, others like aromatherapy have made their way into hospitals as legitimate pain and anxiety management methods, including at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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    Care for Care Providers

    September 28, 2017

    Last year, the Pennsylvania Hospital Care for the Care Provider Committee conducted an assessment of work-related stress with the goal of developing a second tier of the Care for the Care Provider program.

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