Volume 18, Number 21
October 12, 2007
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WE ARE MagneT!
“I hear patients say how different HUP care is
now, and they particularly comment about
our nurses…This success reflects the
ongoing, day-to-day care.”
— Arthur Rubenstein
Victoria Rich and William Hudson,
her co-chair of the Shared
Governance Leadership Council.
HUP’s Magnet celebration was both exuberant
and energized. The Allspice Café was decorated
with balloons, streamers, photographs, and much
more (thanks to early morning efforts by several
motivated employees on the Magnet celebration
committee). Lasting from 6 am on Tuesday to 3 am
on Wednesday, the celebration included a free
meal, an hourly raffle, and a free ‘souvenir’ photo.
DJ Jeff Shapiro, of Nurse Recruitment, kept
Sy mbols of everyone moving to the music as did performances
by Tamika Patton, of Internal Medicine, and Hip-
E x c e l l e n c e The MAGNET pin Hop and the 76ers dance team.
Chief nurse executive Victoria Rich, PhD,
Every HUP nurse now proudly wears a for the Health System and dean of the thanked everyone for their support in achieving
symbol of HUP’s excellence: the Magnet pin. School of Medicine, added his Magnet status… and applauded members of the
“Receiving a pin is a powerful hallmark of congratulations to this “crowning glory” Magnet celebration team for their hard work.
achievement throughout our lives,” noted accomplishment. “When I first came to Adding their congratulations were Garry Scheib,
Victoria Rich, PhD, executive nurse officer of Penn in 2001, the School of Medicine was HUP’s executive director; CEO Ralph Muller; and
UPMC, at last month’s pinning ceremony. “Pins among the best, and our research had been Arthur Rubenstein, MBBCh, executive vice
symbolize accomplishments. And the Magnet strengthened, but patient care lagged president of the University of Pennsylvania for the
pin symbolizes the best of the best. behind. I knew we could do better. Health System and dean of the School of
“Only four percent of hospitals receive “Change is difficult, but the changes in Medicine.
Magnet accreditation,” she continued. “We are patient care throughout the hospital have
Look inside for more photo coverage
treasures of the globe. We care for people who been extraordinary,” he continued. “Nothing
of our Magnet celebrations!
can’t care for themselves.” is as great as this Magnet accomplishment.
Arthur Rubenstein, MBBCh, executive I’m proud to be a part of you.”
vice president of the University of Pennsylvania (Continued on page 2)
Magnet celebration photos by Chris Simonsen, Sally Sapega, and courtesy of Nursing Spectrum. Photos of Magnet pinning ceremony by Daniel Burke.
(L. to r.) Nyree Lyons, Jessica Lazzeri, Joanne
Jones, and Juliane Jablonski.
Sy mbols of and Afaf Meleis
E x c e l l e n c e
(Continued from page 1)
Afaf Meleis, PhD, dean of the HUP executive director Garry
School of Nursing, echoed Scheib added his congratulations
Rubenstein’s sentiments. “Patient as well, thanking the unit council
care has been transformed, and it chairs, the clinical directors,
is because of you.” She also spoke clinical nurse specialists, managers
of the Egyptian meaning of the and educators at the pinning
pyramid (the symbol of nursing ceremony for “allowing shared
excellence in Magnet). “It stands governance to become a part of
for generation, transformation, and HUP. It has had such a positive
transmission of energy,” she said. impact that we’re spreading the (L. to r.) Lindsay Aaronson, Robin Wesley, Noreen McHugh, Joanne Miles, Garry
“You are all agents of generating concept throughout HUP so we can Scheib, Paul Harrington, Therese David, Bill Hudson, Ida Eckhardt, Chris Simonson
and transmitting your knowledge become an even better hospital.” and Rose McGrath.
and of transforming nursing UPHS chief medical officer and
practice. The scholarly knowledge we senior vice president PJ Brennan,
read about in journals has been put MD, who served as Rich’s co-chair
into action at HUP.” during the Magnet journey, noted
Not only patients benefit from how nurse/doctor interactions
this change, she continued. “The have changed since his graduation
School of Nursing is also one of the from medical school 25 years ago.
beneficiaries of your knowledge. “We’re unique because we were
It helps us recruit the best and the able to transform our environment
brightest students, who choose and the model of care,” he said.
HUP as their first choice to work “The nurses and doctors at HUP
when they graduate,” she said. are in a partnership.
“I applaud all of you on behalf “You provide the care and
of everyone at the School support and the level at Mary Lou Pauciello (r) and Felicia Gooden
of Nursing.” which it’s delivered.”
Victoria Rich and
Early birds Marge Bowen, Ida Eckhardt, and Betty Ann Boczar.
(l. to r) Jennifer Moore-Marks, Tamika Patton, Therese Kornet (with the Magnet award), Cathy Schantz, and Jesenia Trejo.
Jeff Shapiro with members of the 76ers dance team.
Victoria Rich and Florence Nightingale (aka Robin Wesley)
WE ARE MagneT!
C e l e b r a t i o n
Being in the hospital on your
anniversary is no fun but, thanks to
the kind and generous nurses on the
Founders 5 SICU, to Volunteer Services,
and to Patient and Guest Services,
CHANGES IN All Spice Café Mark and Kristen Salzman’s 25th
anniversary became something
special. The nurses decorated Mark’s
Since its renovation, the food at the HUP cafeteria —
room and ordered a cake, and a harpist
better known as the Allspice Café — has noticeably
from Musicians on Call played several
improved. This has been, in large part, due to the quality
pieces in honor of the special event.
of ingredients. “The Allspice Café uses all healthy
ingredients, such as trans-fat-free cooking oil and
spreads along with poultry that’s free of antibiotics,” said
Corey Diluciano, assistant director of Operations. Helping People
To maintain the quality of its offerings — and to
include more upscale entrees — the Café will
All the Time
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implement price adjustments at some of the stations for
the first time in three years. “The cost for food, supplies, Karriem Ali Transport Danielle Mouradijian SICU
and transportation has increased everywhere, not just at James Brown CICU Chan Nguyen CICU
HUP,” he said. “But we surveyed surrounding restaurants Thomas Buechle Rhoads 7 Lap Nuygen Pharmacy
and hospitals, and, even with the adjustments, we will
Kathie Carpenter Respiratory Therapy Michael Patton Respiratory Therapy
continue to remain the best value in our market.”
The price change will not only allow the Café to Jason Chenault Patient Registration Dettondea Privott HUP Registration
expand its menus over the upcoming weeks and months, Raymond Chmielewski Radiology Fredericka Reed CICU
but will also provide more flexibility in its combo Debra Dearstyne Rhoads 7 Ayanna Rees Labor & Delivery
pricing. “People will be able to combine side dishes from
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different stations,” Diluciano said. “The average cost of an
entrée, two sides, and a medium fountain soda will cost Darryl Johnson Transport Ralph Shupard Maintenance
less than $5.50. That’s less than at CHOP.” Maureen Jullen Clinical Staff Practitioners Suzanne Neff-Snedeker Respiratory Therapy
The price increase will go into effect on Monday, Maryann Lerro Clinical Resource Management Frank Steenberg Transport
October 15. “We want to continue to provide the highest
Rachel McKnight CICU Tara Tabella Rhoads 7
quality products at the best value possible while keeping
our prices the most competitive in the market.”
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