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Volume 7 Issue 14 July 13, 2012

PRESBYbulletin Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Focus on Nutrition

Penn Medicine CAREs Foundation Grant Recipients Congratulations to Presby’s most recent Penn Medicine CAREs Foundation Grant recipients, Michele Pastorius and Kim Lacy, who will be working hard over the next three months to help coordinate a retreat for local women suffering from the disease of addiction.

Elizabeth Stabler presenting at a recent dietician’s symposium

In June, registered dietitian Elizabeth Stabler spoke at a dietitian’s symposium on the use of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Nutrition Care Process in patient care documentation. The speech was so well received that Elizabeth was invited to present at other organizations. In a program evaluation, one of the attendants said “this is the best presentation on the NCP I have ever witnessed.” We are proud of Elizabeth’s expertise on the NCP process and her excellent presentation skills. Lauren Ginipro RD, LDN, also presented a basic nutrition class at the Red Cross House. This workshop was presented to folks who have lost their permanent housing and are temporarily being sheltered at the Red Cross House. Lauren has been invited back to make this workshop a monthly occurrence. Congratulations go out to Lauren for a job well done!

Michele, a nurse in Interventional Cardiology, her project partner Kim Lacy, have been actively working with women in Narcotics Anonymous (NA) for 25 years. Noticing the need for NA women’s retreats in eastern PA, Michele and Kim have been helping to lead the area’s first retreat in the Poconos on October 12-14th. Sixty women from NA groups from the West Philadelphia, Philadelphia and surrounding counties will attend the Nurture Your Core®: NA Women’s Retreat at Lake Ladore, where the goal is to help empower women in recovery from drugs and alcohol to live a productive, sustained, substance abuse-free life. “This is a group of at-risk women who have a hard time staying clean,” explained Pastorius. “The purpose of the retreat is to give them a chance to get away from all the distractions of daily life – including men, work and just general life stressors – and focus on the core of their being so they can have a better chance of caring for themselves and beating their addictions in the long run.” A weekend of events will encapsulate the retreat’s theme of “Mind, Body and Spirit.” Activities to help women focus on the core of their disease and improving their mind, body and spirit will include aqua aerobics, core strengthening, guest speakers and spirituality meetings. The $500 grant received from Penn Medicine CAREs will help Michele and Kim with supplies and other clerical needs leading up to the retreat. Penn Medicine CAREs Foundation Grant recipient Michele Pastorius, RN, CCRN, MSNEd

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Here’s tip #2 in the Presby Bulletin’s summer skincare series. Tip #2 Avoid direct exposure to midday sun: Avoid going outdoors from 10am – 4pm. This is when the sun’s rays are brightest, causing the most damage to the skin. If you have to go outdoors, be sure to lather on sunscreen.

Join Team UPHS/PENN for the MS Bike City to Shore It’s that time again! Get your bikes out, get some exercise, and feel the beach breeze at the finish line! Don’t forget to register for the MS Bike ride and join the UPHS/PENN team on Sept 29 as we ride and cross the finish line at Ocean City, NJ. We were the largest team last year and we hope to continue the momentum. So far we have 196 team members. Our goal is 300 or more! Choose the distance you want to ride: 25, 50, 75, 100 miles on Sept 29, or also do the ride back, 75 miles on July 30. For more information or to register, please visit

Employee Records & Paychecks Employee Records & Paychecks is a new tool that allows employees of UPHS to make certain changes to their employee records online, replacing paper-based methods. With this new tool, employees can: View electronic paychecks Change their name and address Update emergency contact information Designate bank accounts for direct deposit And more For more information, including a PowerPoint presentation and the FAQ’s, please visit: http://uphsxnet.uphs.upenn. edu/lawson/ERAP-TOOLKIT.HTML

Penn Medicine CAREs Foundation Grant Recipients (continued from front)

Other grant winners for this quarter – and the outreach activities they support – are: • Kris Gallagher, Plastic Surgery (HUP) - Interfaith Hospitality Network • Douglas Worrall, Medical Student (SOM) - United Community Clinic Vision Program • Sue Canning, Emergency Medicine (HUP) - Emergency Dental Care • Janelle Harris, Surgical Nursing (HUP) - Penn Careers in the City • Aliya Rogers, Wissahickon Hospice (HCHS HERO) - Health Education Referral Outreach Project • Vivian Prince, Nursing (CPUP) - Summer Skin Protection • Jeanie Carpenter, Business Development (CORP) - MELC Infant Friendship Center • Eric Morgenstein, Wissahickon Hospice (HCHS) - Camp Bright Feathers, Haven Youth Center • Zheya Jenny Yu, Psychiatry (PAH) - Raising Heathy and Happy Kids in East Asian Families • James Bobyak, Pharmacy (PAH) - Enhanced Medication Safety Using Pill Organizers • Michele Pastorius, Interventional Cardiology Unit (PPMC) - Nurture Your Core: Narcotic’s Anonymous Women’s Retreat The Penn Medicine CAREs Foundation Grants Program will be accepting applications for the next round of grants until September 1, 2012. Go to for more information and to apply.

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