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Volume 7 Issue 16 August 10, 2012

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ED nurses LeighAnn Mazzone, Diane Maccarone, Allen Fasnacht, Carmella King and Tiffany Harris

A letter from PPMC’s Michele Volpe, Executive Director; Kevin Fosnocht, MD, Chief Medical Officer; and Michael Becker, Chief Nursing Officer Faculty and Staff,

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.

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!

Allison Dietz and Erin Kuhn

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.

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.

The 2012 Quality and Patient Safety Awards Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Quality and Patient Safety Awards. This awarrd hass been a lo ong standin ng opporttunity for teeams to forrmallyy document theirr achievem ments in quality and patientt saffety over thhe last 12 monthhs. Thhe award ackn nowle edges UPHS deppartments who have e exhibitedd leadershiip andd innoovation in acctivitie es thaat ensure high qualityy cliniical outcomes,, patient sa atisfacction, patient safetty andd cost efficiency. To doownlooad yo our submisssion appliication, cllick the link for the “22012 Qualitty & Patieent Saafety Award Submissions”” on the inntranet hom mepage unnder “Whaat’s Hot.” Applicatio ons must be subbmitted by Septeember 7, 2012.

Henretta Bacchus – 3South Nursing Irene Messant – W Wound Care Verona Sparkman – 4South Nursing ing Tawanna Clayton – Food Servic ervic ervices

Apply Today for Your Penn Medicine CAREs Foundation Grant

Asha Gonsalves – 4East Nursing

UNIVERSITY CITY FARMERS’ MARKET Where: The Porch at 30th Street Station When: Wednesdays, 11am-2pm best in fresh foods and more!

Don’t forget – you can still apply for a grant from the Penn Medicine CAREs Foundation Grant Program to help fund your outreach projects. Thee deadline for applications for the nextt round of recipients is September 1, 2012. For more information or to apply, pleaase visit

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