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2014-09-11 16:28:10

New Facility Expands Penn Medicine's Footprint in University City, Paves Way for Year of Milestone Expansions for Penn Presbyterian Medical Center PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The dedication of Penn Medicine University City on September 12 will mark the grand opening of Penn Medicine's newest outpatient facility, which showcases a new model for patient experience and engagement. The facility was developed with a $38 million investment from Penn Medicine,...

2010-06-16 09:00:00

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority data shows that healthcare clinicians' disruptive behaviors negatively affected patient care while a Pennsylvania hospital works to reduce the number of adverse events in its facility by improving teamwork HARRISBURG, Pa., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Disruptive behavior was reported in 177 events submitted to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority from May 2007 to October 2009. In many of the events patient care was compromised, according to...

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...

2010-01-29 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...

2009-01-01 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of the West Penn Allegheny Health System and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital announced today the recruitment of nationally recognized burn surgeons Larry M. Jones, MD, FACS, and Roger R. Barrette, MD, formerly of the UPMC-Mercy Trauma and Burn Center. Drs. Jones and Barrette will direct the West Penn Burn Center, one of the country's preeminent programs for the treatment of burn injuries. West Penn is the region's only burn center...

2008-10-23 15:00:10

DocuSys, the leading anesthesia information management system (AIMS), medication management, and presurgical care management system provider, today announced it has signed an agreement with The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) to take over the maintenance of their AIMS environment. HUP is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and is ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. "After careful evaluation, we elected to...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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