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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

    April 29, 2019
    As Pennsylvania Hospital continues to grow and evolve, every PAH team member has the power to effect change and propel positive transformation — all you need to do is bring your ideas to the table.
  • Docs Together

    Expressing Gratitude for PAH’s Invaluable Physicians

    April 29, 2019
    Held on March 30 each year, National Doctors’ Day offers patients, staff, and community members the opportunity to celebrate the compassionate individuals who often have a life-changing — or even lifesaving — impact on the people they serve.

    When It Comes to Patient Safety, All PAH Staff Are VIPs

    April 29, 2019
    Safety stories, celebrations, and snacks abounded during Patient Safety Week 2019 at PAH.
  • Science 2

    Join Penn for a Celebration of Science!

    April 05, 2019
    Penn Medicine is excited to be a partner in the 2019 Philadelphia Science Festival, a nine-day celebration that engages the community with the ways that science and technology touch our everyday lives.
  • 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.
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