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Helping Lung Patients Breathe Easier with Earlier Diagnoses

As the bronchoscope gradually made its way down the patient’s trachea and into their airway, Christoph Hutchinson, MD, director of Bronchoscopy at Pennsylvania Hospital, could see that he was getting close.

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  • Theresa

    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    August 10, 2020
    Across Penn Medicine, critical work is taking place to determine how our health system can support Black and other minority employees, champion justice and equality in the communities we serve, and use this pivotal moment as a catalyst for sustainable, transformative change.
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    A Chat with PAH’s New Chaplain

    August 10, 2020
    When facing a crisis, Rev. Brian Dunlop is just the friendly face you want to see. For more than 20 years, Dunlop worked as a public insurance adjuster, helping people struggling with damage wrought by hurricanes and fires rebuild their homes and restore their lives.
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    A Banner Week for Dr. Braffman

    August 10, 2020
    Year after year, lists like Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors, and Philadelphia magazine’s “Top Docs” have included Michael N. Braffman, MD, among their ranks. But while these acknowledgments are certainly special, Pennsy’s house staff recently upped the ante as they recognized their beloved mentor.
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    Focused, Fearless, and Forward-Thinking: Lauding Pennsy’s Nursing Leaders

    July 08, 2020
    It’s the “Year of the Nurse” according to the World Health Organization — and what a year 2020 has been so far! All of PAH’s frontline nurses have overcome unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus, going above and beyond and giving their all.
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    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    July 08, 2020
    Over the past several months, I have been in awe of the extraordinary efforts of every Pennsylvania Hospital staff member as we’ve faced the coronavirus crisis.
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    Pennsy Takes Initial Integral Steps Towards Racial Justice

    July 08, 2020
    As the community reckons with COVID-19 concerns, economic anxieties, and the civil unrest sparked by the tragic deaths of multiple Black Americans, to say that the past several months have been difficult for the staff of PAH and indeed for the world would be an understatement.
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    Honoring a Nursing Team’s Herculean Efforts

    July 08, 2020
    In a time characterized by widespread uncertainty, health care professionals on the front lines have had to learn to expect the unexpected. For PAH’s 4 Cathcart nursing team, this was especially true when they learned that their plans to transition to 6 Schiedt needed to accelerate in an effort to prepare for a coronavirus surge.
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    PAH Celebrates Superheroes in Scrubs and Surgical Masks

    May 21, 2020
    It’s difficult to find a silver lining in the midst of a global pandemic that requires daily sacrifices, resilience, and courage. But a glimmer of hope in a bleak time shines in Pennsylvania Hospital’s extraordinary employees and their compassion, professionalism, and unity.
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    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    May 21, 2020
    Over the course of three months, COVID-19 has dramatically changed our lives. As we adjust to our “new normal,” never before have our roles as health care professionals been more difficult, nor have they ever been more critical to the well-being of our community.
  • Difference

    Difference Makers: Choosing Faith Over Fear on the Front Lines

    May 21, 2020
    Long before ventilators were making headlines, respiratory therapists like Pennsylvania Hospital’s Roy Beatty were working tirelessly to help patients breathe comfortably and independently.
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    Honoring an Unsung EVS Hero

    May 21, 2020
    Amidst the anxiety and adversity caused by COVID-19, Environmental Services technician Shakasee Daniels has continued to serve as a bright spot for the Pennsy community.
  • Investigators

    Introducing Pennsy’s Infection Investigators

    May 21, 2020
    PAH is stringently screening temperatures, restricting visitor access, requiring proper personal protective equipment, and cleaning and disinfecting in order to flatten the curve — but what happens when coronavirus exposures occur?
  • Retirement

    A Retirement to Remember

    May 21, 2020
    Last month, Pennsy said a fond farewell to Debra Runyan, MT(ASCP), CIC, who retired after 34 exceptional years of service.
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    Pennsy Pride 2020: A Spotlight on Nursing Excellence

    April 08, 2020
    Pennsy Pride Week is always an exciting time at Pennsylvania Hospital. Organized by the department of Nursing and held in February, the week offers a chance for the hospital’s tireless nursing staff to celebrate their colleagues’ achievements, reflect on the challenging but fulfilling work they do each day, and most importantly, take a well-deserved break.
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    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    April 08, 2020
    Since 2017, Pennsylvania Hospital’s leadership rounds — known as Proud Rounds — have evolved as institutional priorities have shifted in response to both internal and external feedback.
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    A Leader at the Bedside and Beyond

    April 08, 2020
    Penn Medicine’s Distinguished Nurse Clinician Academy has welcomed nine new nurses to the highly selective program.
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    Welcomes & Farewells

    April 08, 2020
    Read about the latest staff changes at Pennsylvania Hospital.
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    Penn’s Way Paves a Path to Wellness

    April 08, 2020
    During the Penn’s Way campaign each year, PAH staff have the opportunity to make an impact that touches their own patients and colleagues by electing to donate to a hospital-based program.
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    Side-by-Side Survivors: Mother and Daughter Duo Beat Breast Cancer

    March 03, 2020
    If you ask Molly Weingart about her experience with breast cancer, the first thing she’ll tell you is that Pennsylvania Hospital really should have given her frequent flyer status by now — or, as her mother Deborah Spitalnik suggested, a “get five surgeries, get one free” punch card.
  • Vantage

    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    March 03, 2020
    Hope, in all of its forms, plays a powerful role in health care and medicine. A terminally ill patient may hope to find spiritual comfort; a researcher may hope that they will discover new cures; and a volunteer may hope that they can bring a smile to an overwhelmed visitor’s face.
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    Kudos Corner

    March 03, 2020
    PAH’s operating room nursing team recently received a commendation by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) — a non-profit organization that promotes professional development and the advancement of perioperative nursing science.
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    MLK Day 2020: An Afternoon of Celebration and Contemplation

    March 03, 2020
    Every year, communities across the country honor the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a day of remembrance and action.
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    Kudos Corner

    January 30, 2020
    Congratulations to these exceptional Pennsy staff on their recent achievements! John Y.K. Lee, MD, MSCE, earned the AACR Early Cancer Investigator Award, Caitlin Smith was named CPUP Manager of the Year, and Barry Ogburn retired after 39 years.
  • Holiday Spirit

    Spreading the Holiday Spirit through Pennsy and Beyond

    January 27, 2020
    Another successful holiday season has come and gone at Pennsylvania Hospital. Units were decorated, meals were shared, and staff shared their season’s greetings with the community — and much more.
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    Vantage Point Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    January 27, 2020
    Pennsylvania Hospital saw significant innovative progress in 2019. We constructed our state-of-the-art Spine Center and opened the health system’s first downtown Cardiac Rehab.
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    PAH Achieves the “Gold Standard” in Maternal Care

    January 27, 2020
    Pennsylvania Hospital’s Women’s Health division has been recertified in Perinatal Care by The Joint Commission (TJC), making PAH the only hospital in Philadelphia and one of fewer than 100 institutions nationwide that has earned this honor.
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    Proudly Saluting Pennsy’s Veterans and Service Members

    December 03, 2019
    Pennsylvania Hospital — which has been involved in every war in which our country has participated — is proud to be home to so many employees who are veterans or currently active in the armed forces. Here are some of their stories.
  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    December 03, 2019
    Meetings held throughout Pennsylvania Hospital over the past year have opened with stories of near misses, good catches, and great practices learned from other locations.
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    Hats Off to Pat — A Learner, Leader, and Legend

    December 03, 2019
    Last month, PAH said a bittersweet farewell to Pat Lanzilotta, associate director for Engineering Services, after 49 years of dedicated service. Lanzilotta, who started his career at only 19 years old, witnessed decades of changes, challenges, and construction, and played an integral role in Pennsy’s continued growth.
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    PAH Walkers Fundraise with All Their Heart

    December 03, 2019
    This year, nearly 300 walkers from PAH joined more than 2,000 other Penn Medicine staff and supporters at Citizens Bank Park to promote the American Heart Association (AHA)’s mission to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans nationwide by 20 percent by 2020.
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    Reuniting with the “Stars” of the ICN

    November 05, 2019
    PAH rolled out the red carpet, decorated Elm Garden and the Pine Building grounds with golden star balloons and a mini-Hollywood Sign, and filled baskets with VIP passes for their superstar guests. These preparations weren’t for an awards ceremony or fundraiser, but for a special reunion for some very special individuals — the former patients of the Intensive Care Nursery.
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    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    November 05, 2019
    Last month, Kevin Mahoney, the new CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, held a town hall at Pennsylvania Hospital.
  • Success

    Pennsy Staff Pave the Way for Success

    November 05, 2019
    PAH hosted a celebratory ice cream social to introduce Penn Medicine’s new Success Share Incentive Program, which recognizes the contributions of staff across the health system.
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    PMX Week 2019: Celebrating Compassion, Empathy, and Self-Care

    November 05, 2019
    Penn Medicine Experience (PMX) Week is always an exciting time at Pennsylvania Hospital. Held in October, PMX Week offers a time for staff across the health system to take a breather and recognize the achievements of their colleagues, all while renewing their commitment to being compassionate.
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    Staff “Escape” the Classroom to Refresh Their Skills

    November 05, 2019
    To celebrate Sepsis Awareness Month this past September, the nurse managers and clinical nurse educators in PAH’s Emergency Department and Critical and Intermediate Care teams joined forces to try something new to Pennsy: a sepsis-themed escape room.
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    The ABCs of Periop Innovation

    September 27, 2019
    Only a year has passed since Jack Sariego, MD, MBA, FACS, CPE, took on the role of vice president for Perioperative Services at Pennsylvania Hospital, but it’s been a busy year characterized by quality improvements and enhanced operational efficiency — from introducing quarterly staff engagement surveys and town halls, to creating a new instrument reconciliation process to reduce daily tray turnovers.
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    Don’t Miss the 2019 Philadelphia Heart Walk!

    September 27, 2019
    According to the American Heart Association, someone dies from heart disease — the number one killer worldwide — stroke, or another cardiovascular condition every 43 seconds in the United States.
  • scholarship

    PAH Shines a Spotlight on Innovative Scholarship

    September 27, 2019
    Through the inaugural “Spotlight on Scholars” presentation, the PAH Library Committee sponsored a new take on the Interprofessional Grand Rounds in an effort to celebrate the innovative scholarship that physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and other staff members are engaged in.
  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    September 27, 2019
    While Ocrevus, an infusion treatment for multiple sclerosis, has been available at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, PAH is proud to now offer an additional access point in our Farm Journal Building.
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    From Conquering Cancer to Climbing Kilimanjaro

    September 03, 2019
    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: 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.
  • meals

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    Meet Farzana Rashid Hossain, MD: Women’s Health Champion & New PAH Addition

    July 02, 2019
    Since starting at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) in 2010, gastroenterologist Farzana Rashid Hossain, MD, has been committed to building a healthier Philadelphia community through science and social empowerment.
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    Diversity, Inclusion, and a Whole Lot of Fun

    July 02, 2019
    Last month, PAH’s Cultural & Community Awareness Council (CCAC) hosted their 3rd Annual Diversity Day, which brought together staff, visitors, and community members to enjoy some international dishes in the sunshine and celebrate the racial, ethnic, spiritual, gender, sexuality, and cultural differences that enrich Pennsy’s team and the surrounding community.
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    Speaker Series Celebrates “Nexus of Innovation and Healing”

    July 02, 2019
    The latest installment of the Franklin-Bond Speaker Series was focused on innovation in breast cancer therapies.
  • Brain

    Establishing a Safe Haven on Spruce

    June 06, 2019
    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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    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    June 06, 2019
    As our nation’s first hospital, PAH has a value that has survived for centuries and that continues to thrive today.
  • orysya

    An EVS Soup-er Star Goes Above and Beyond

    June 06, 2019
    Orysya Khanas, an Environmental Services service technician, was happy to help when she received a call from a colleague looking for some quick assistance in clarifying care instructions for a patient who spoke only Ukrainian.
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    History Comes Alive at the Philadelphia Science Festival

    June 06, 2019
    Pennsylvania Hospital’s historical significance can’t be overstated — it was already 25 years old when the fledgling United States declared independence, and has been a leader in medicine and patient care since 1751.
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    PAH Takes the Cake for 268 Years

    June 06, 2019
    Last month, PAH staff took time to relax and enjoy a slice of celebratory cake in honor of the hospital’s 268th birthday.
  • Spine Center

    Spotlight on the Spine Center

    June 06, 2019
    Whether caused by hunching over a computer, overuse during workouts, or a traumatic injury or disease, nearly 9 in 10 people will experience neck or back pain during their life.
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    From Triplets to Women’s Health Initiatives, the Best Things Come in Three

    April 29, 2019
    Not only had Laury and her husband, T.J., found out they were expecting triplets, but she had also developed anemia and preeclampsia and needed to deliver Theophilus (Theo), Magdalene (Maggie), and Zoe even earlier than expected.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    “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.
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    Rounding Rewind: Building a Resilient Workforce

    February 05, 2019
    The quarterly Schwartz Center Rounds provide a forum for staff across disciplines to come together and dig into what it’s really like to work at PAH.
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    Going Above and Beyond to Help Families Thrive

    January 30, 2019
    Though the Children’s Targeted Case Management program at Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center amps up their efforts during particularly stressful times like back-to-school season, Joelle Bradley, LCSW, recognized that across the board, the families they served were becoming poorer and needed additional supports.
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    Vantage Point Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    January 30, 2019
    Central to Pennsylvania Hospital’s mission is the firmly held belief that every member of our community deserves the opportunity to enjoy a healthy life with access to the resources they need to thrive, regardless of socioeconomic status.
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    Heimlich Heroes to the Rescue!

    January 30, 2019
    The Heimlich maneuver is a basic first aid technique that can save lives with only a few abdominal thrusts — but would you feel empowered and knowledgeable enough to do it if needed?
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    PAH on the Move: Revitalizing Spaces While Retaining History

    January 04, 2019
    Since 1751, Pennsylvania Hospital’s mission has been clear and consistent: promote the health and well-being of the community by developing and delivering the most innovative, cutting-edge treatments.
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    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    January 04, 2019
    Named after the hospital’s two founders — scientist, inventor, and statesman Benjamin Franklin, and pioneering physician and surgeon Dr. Thomas Bond — the Franklin-Bond Speaker Series offers an exclusive intellectual and social experience by providing an “insider’s view” of PAH’s groundbreaking biomedical research and patient care advances.
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    Another Groundbreaking “World’s First” at the Nation’s First

    January 04, 2019
    In yet another example of PAH’s innovative teams coming together to create advanced approaches and ensure better patient outcomes, this past fall saw another first-of-its-kind achievement at the nation’s first hospital.
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    Celebrating the Ho-Ho-Holidays at Pennsy

    January 04, 2019
    PAH kicked off the season with the 24th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center. The event is truly a community affair, and both those who utilize Hall-Mercer’s services and those who just need a hot meal are welcome.
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    A “Hearty” Congratulations to PAH’s Heart Walkers

    November 30, 2018
    Pennsylvania Hospital is known throughout the health system for its Heart Walk spirit, and this year’s campaign — spearheaded by Jeff O'Neill, AIA, ACHA, CHFM, senior director of Facilities Services, and Marco Georeno, MBA, associate director of Allied Health and Ambulatory Services and Behavioral Health — was just as strong and enthusiastic as ever.
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    A “Philly Special” Is Born at PAH

    November 30, 2018
    On February 4, the entire city of Philadelphia erupted into celebration following the Eagles’ Super Bowl LII win. Last month — nine months after the historic game — Pennsylvania Hospital began seeing the aftermath of some of those celebrations in none other than the Mother and Baby Unit.
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    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    November 30, 2018
    Held at the end of Penn Medicine Experience Week, our annual Patient Advocacy Awards gave us the opportunity to spotlight a group of compassionate and dedicated individuals who consistently go above and beyond for our patients and their families, and who have become role models for their colleagues.
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    Penn’s Way @ Pennsy Promotes Cancer Support

    November 30, 2018
    The annual Penn’s Way charitable giving campaign officially drew to a close last month, with staff across Pennsylvania Hospital and the health system showing their dedication to serving communities in need and supporting worthy causes.
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    Providing Preventive Care on a Plate

    November 30, 2018
    Pennsylvania Hospital is proud to announce that our Food and Nutrition Services team, led by director Carolyn Tobin, recently achieved Bronze status from the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals (GFHH) initiative — an impressive feat given that the hospital only made its GFHH pledge earlier this year!
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    PAH Strives for a Culture of Safety and Excellence

    October 26, 2018
    Pennsylvania Hospital’s Lisa McNamee, MSN, RN, a clinical nurse education specialist, and Joseph Gagnon, RN, knew something was wrong and that they needed to investigate. They had just received a heads-up from a lab scientist that a specimen sent from 4 Spruce had mismatched labeling; the medical record number (MRN) on the label did not match the MRN listed on the requisition.
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    2018 PMX Week: Pennsy Celebrates Compassion and Commitment

    October 26, 2018
    October’s Penn Medicine Experience (PMX) Week celebrations at Pennsylvania Hospital offered staff members across PAH and the entire health system the chance to highlight the accomplishments of their colleagues, recognize team successes and identify new areas of opportunity, and re-energize their efforts to “BE” compassionate, present, empowered, collaborative, and accountable across the continuum of care and in the local community.
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    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    October 26, 2018
    You may remember that after the results of the Engagement Survey were shared in July, I wrote that the combination of our outstanding employees, steadfast commitment to quality care, and dedication to forging new ground ensures that Pennsylvania Hospital never settles for “average.”
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    Becoming Better Allies and Advocates for Our LGBTQ+ Colleagues

    October 26, 2018
    PMX Week is all about celebrating the all-star staff who work hard every day to ensure an excellent experience, not only for patients and their families, but for their colleagues, too.
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    A Different Kind of “Great Save” Story

    October 26, 2018
    Feargal Roche, senior director of value analysis and Materials Management/CPD, was on his way to a staff meeting when he spotted something unusual in the parking garage. A group of staff members, including Juanita Mole, RN, of Clinical Resource Management, were huddled around a parked car with a screwdriver and a cardboard box.
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    PMX at PAH: Patients First at the Nation’s First (and Families, Too!)

    September 27, 2018
    Pennsylvania Hospital is ramping up the excitement for Penn Medicine Experience (PMX) Week! While leaders across PAH regularly recognize and celebrate their teams’ unwavering commitment and endless compassion, PMX Week offers the chance for the entire health system to celebrate.
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    Vantage Point: Theresa Larivee, Chief Executive Officer

    September 27, 2018
    Collaboration is the cornerstone of quality health care, and at Pennsylvania Hospital, our multidisciplinary teams excel at combining their expertise and perspectives, communicating effectively throughout the continuum of care, and coordinating their efforts in support of a collective goal.
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    Patient-Focused Progress in Perioperative Services

    September 27, 2018
    In September, the executive leadership team was excited to announce Joaquin (Jack) Sariego, MD, MBA, FACS, as PAH’s new vice president of Perioperative Services.
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    Pennsy CAREs: Inspiring and Supporting At-Risk Youth

    September 27, 2018
    As PAH continues reflecting on how the “BE Standards” define the Penn Medicine Experience, it’s also important to remember that many volunteer-minded staff members embody those characteristics outside of work, as well.
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    Celebrating PAH’s Commitment to Charity and Community

    August 31, 2018
    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: 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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