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                                                                                                                         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.

                                                              Victoria Rich
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
                                                         Sandra Jost

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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
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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
                                                                   Jennifer Derkerlegand            Physical Therapy      Holland Robinson                             Rhoads 7
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.”

    “I went to the doctor’s office after suffering from
chest pains. I had a CAT scan and learned that I had
an aneurysm of the aorta…. a life-threatening
condition. I was immediately rushed to the
emergency room at Penn. Dr. Joseph Bavaria [of
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is my ‘True Life Hero!’ This is my opportunity to
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thank him for saving my life from the bottom of my
                                                               hospital and, most of all, to my husband and me.”
now very healthy heart.”


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