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2014-01-28 12:23:55

Funds raised through 150 mile cycling event will support breakthrough research, education and patient care. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia's first annual Ride to Conquer Cancer launched on Tuesday to raise vital funds for the cancer programs at Penn Medicine. Funds raised will be used immediately to support breakthrough cancer research, education and patient care programs at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center. "We are absolutely thrilled to...

2013-07-22 08:28:32

- D2S2 shows 29% reduction in all-cause 30-day readmission rates - PHILADELPHIA, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RightCare Solutions, Inc., an evidence-based technology organization specializing in hospital care transitions and readmission management, announced today that a pivotal study examining the impact of RightCare Solutions' D2S2 care transitions software platform on all-cause 30-day readmissions met its primary endpoint showing a 29% reduction in all-cause 30-day readmission...

2013-02-04 16:26:13

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joseph W. St. Geme, III, M.D., has been named physician-in-chief of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1, 2013. Dr. St. Geme comes to Philadelphia from Duke University where he has served since 2005 as the chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Chief Medical Officer of Duke's Children's Hospital....

2012-07-16 18:20:28

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report has released its 23rd annual Best Hospitals rankings and a new hospital has seized the No. 1 spot. The rankings are freely available at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and will be featured in the upcoming Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100603/PH13717LOGO) Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is #1 on the U.S. News Honor Roll this year, displacing Baltimore's Johns Hopkins...

2012-02-09 10:03:00

-- In 3 Adults, Repeat Dose Safely Improves Vision -- A Joint News Release from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gene therapy for congenital blindness has taken another step forward, as researchers further improved vision in three adult patients previously treated in one eye. After receiving the same treatment in their other eye, the patients became better able to see in dim light, and...

2011-07-18 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group has released the 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, its 22nd annual publication of the analysis. The rankings are freely available at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and will be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which will go on sale August 30. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100603/PH13717LOGO ) The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among...

2010-09-15 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continual effort to alleviate the nationwide nursing shortage, the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future is hosting the Promise of Nursing for Pennsylvania gala to raise funds and provide scholarships to help ease the nursing shortage in Pennsylvania. All proceeds from the event, which is being held in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 16, will support regional nursing school grants, faculty fellowships and student scholarships....

2010-06-11 08:10:00

An Ethical and Clinical Exploration of the Pros & Cons of Robotic Surgery PHILADELPHIA, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robotic surgery -- is it truly an advance for modern medicine, or just a product of slick consumer advertising campaigns and targeted marketing to physicians? Advocates say robots help surgeons perform surgery with greater access, visibility and precision all which reduce pain and blood loss, shortening hospital stays and ultimately getting patients back to work...

2010-04-14 23:01:00

Penn Also Stands among the Top Five Nationally for Pediatrics, Women's Health, Internal Medicine and Drug/Alcohol Abuse PHILADELPHIA, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has been ranked #2 among the nation's research-oriented medical schools, according to the annual survey by U.S. News & World Report, rising from #3 in last year's survey. The prestigious survey of the nation's 126 fully-accredited medical schools ranked Harvard...

2010-01-29 08:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At approximately 2:30 pm on Monday, January 25th "Penn Medicine Team One" -- the first medical team from Penn Medicine to fly to Haiti to provide expert medical care -- departed from the Philadelphia International Airport. The nine-member team was bid farewell by fellow colleagues shortly before boarding a bus for the airport and consisted of orthopaedic and trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists, critical medical and surgical care nurses, OR and...