News from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Volume 7 Issue 16 August 10, 2012 PRESBYbulletin Penn Presbyterian Medical Center PENN MEDICINE'S 5TH ANNUAL MAGNET GALA PPMC RECOGNIZED BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT A letter from PPMC's Michele Volpe, Executive Director; Kevin Fosnocht, MD, Chief Medical Officer; and Michael Becker, Chief Nursing Officer Faculty and Staff, ED nurses LeighAnn Mazzone, Diane Maccarone, Allen Fasnacht, Carmella King and Tiffany Harris On June 15, PPMC faculty and staff joined Penn Medicine colleagues at the fifth annual Magnet Gala. Held at Drexelbrook, the vent hosted over 700 attendees. Sponsorships and funds raised at the gala go to support the Donor Human Milk Bank, community service projects, and the purchase of scales for Congestive Heart Failure patients to self manage their weight at home. Allison Dietz and Erin Kuhn A sincere thank you to everyone for the great work that is being done at PPMC, which was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of the Best Hospitals. Penn Presbyterian was ranked third in the Philadelphia region and seventh in Pennsylvania, with eight highperforming specialties! We have much to be proud of. For more information and a full overview of our rankings, please visit the U.S. News & World Report website. Congratulations! Keep Your Skin Safe This Summer Here's tip #4 in the Presby Bulletin's summer skincare series. Tip #4 Monitor kids' sun exposure: Did you know that many cases of skin cancer and melanoma link back to bad sunburns and exposure as a child? Children especially need to stay out of the sun, wear sunscreen and other protective clothing like hats. The 2012 Quality and Patient Safety Awards Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Quality and Patient Safety Awards. This awar rd has s been a lo ong standin ng opport tunity for te eams to for rmally y document their r achievem ments in quality and patient t saf fety over th he last 12 month hs. Th he award ackn nowle edges UPHS dep partments who have e exhibited d leadershi ip and d inno ovation in ac ctivitie es tha at ensure high quality y clini ical outcomes, , patient sa atisfac ction, patient safet ty and d cost efficiency. To do ownlo oad yo our submis ssion appli ication, cl lick the link for the "2 2012 Qualit ty & Patie ent Sa afety Award Submissions" " on the in ntranet hom mepage un nder "Wha at's Hot." Applicatio ons must be sub bmitted by Septe ember 7, 2012. June Presby STAR Winne Winners inne Congratulations ngratulatio to the June 2012 Presby STAR winners, who eac each received ea $100 and a certificate recog cognizing their cog Presby STAR status. Henretta Bacchus � 3South Nursing Irene Messant � W Wound Care Verona Sparkman � 4South Nursing ing Tawanna Clayton � Food Servic ervic ervices Asha Gonsalves � 4East Nursing Apply Today for Your Penn Medicine CAREs Foundation Grant Don't forget � you can still apply for a grant from the Penn Medicine CAREs Foundation Grant Program to help fund your outreach projects. The e deadline for applications for the next t round of recipients is September 1, 2012. For more information or to apply, plea ase visit http://pennmedicine.org/community/. UNIVERSITY CITY FARMERS' MARKET Where: The Porch at 30th Street Station When: Wednesdays, 11am-2pm best in fresh foods and more!