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    Through Her Eyes: Bringing History to Life at the Philadelphia Science Festival

    April 23, 2019

    To say that Philadelphia was a busy place to be in the summer of 1776 would be an understatement. But, there’s another part of this story that many likely haven’t heard, and that’s the story of Pennsylvania Hospital nurse Lucy Finley.

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    Unity in Community

    May 19, 2017

    After a winter that felt like it could last forever, spring is in full swing. For some, spring means flowers (and sometimes allergies), baseball, and rain showers, but for Penn Medicine, it’s one of the busiest seasons for health fairs, 5K fundraisers, and other community events. One of those 5K fundraisers held earlier this month was the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s inaugural “Nurses Week” 5K.

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    From the Rain, There Comes a Rainbow

    May 10, 2017

    It rained hard on Thursday, March 10, 2011. So hard that track practice at Saucon Valley High School was cancelled, leaving sophomore Amanda Illingworth a bit stranded and looking for a ride home. Little did she know the ride she accepted would change the course of the rest of her life.

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    Nathan Francis Mossell, Penn Medicine's First Black Graduate

    February 06, 2017

    Nathan Francis Mossell’s is a figure which looms large in Philadelphia medical history, not just for the barriers he broke but for those he helped others break throughout his life—and the tale of his rise to prominence in the field started right here in the fall of 1879.

  • CSI: Penn Medicine?

    November 14, 2016

    Rhonda Browning doesn’t play a forensics expert on TV, but she is training to be one in real life. With the proliferation of crime dramas like Law & Order SVU, NCIS, and the CSI franchise, forensics has become a big topic – people are interested in it, self-declared Sherlocks around...

  • Costume Halloween Party at the ICN! (Slideshow)

    October 31, 2016

    Heroic firefighters, wickedly adorable witches and even a very hungry caterpillar made appearances at HUP’s Intensive Care Nursery on Friday. Penn’s littlest patients donned costumes of all sorts to celebrate their first Halloween with a family party. As the babies showed off their costumes, family members shared pizza, snacks and...

  • Stop the Bleed

    September 12, 2016

    Penn Medicine's Patrick K. Kim, MD, Trauma Program Director for the Penn Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery, answers questions from a group of Philadelphia nurses on wound care and tourniquet application. While students were picking out their outfits and sharpening pencils, and teachers were preparing their...

  • Taking a New Look at Older Patients

    August 31, 2016

    Awardees and leaders of the Geriatric Resource Nurse-led Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program It’s no secret that caring for ourselves and our well-being becomes more complex as we age, but changes, including a new program at Penn Medicine, are critically needed to care for the nation’s aging population. In fact, in...

  • What Nurses Wish Patients Knew

    April 13, 2016

    Good communication is essential to successful therapeutic relationships. This is all the more evident when talking about the interaction between patients and nurses. The exchange of information not only can lead to better compassionate care and outcomes, but it also puts patients at the center of the clinical decision making...

  • A Tradition of Nursing Excellence

    January 25, 2016

    Penn Medicine recently created the Distinguished Nurse Clinician Academy. Its members are chosen for their exceptional clinical knowledge and interprofessional skills as well as a passion for their work … at the bedside. The Academy’s goal is to spread this level of clinical excellence through UPHS as well as into...

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