May 13, 2016 |
SARAH S. PONDER, 96, an accountant, financial secretary, and longtime South Philadelphian known as "Sissy" or "Sis" to family members, died Saturday, May 7, at Good Shepherd Penn Partners at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Ponder was born on Sept. 21, 1919, in Hopewell, Va., to James and Anna Belle Smith. Her family moved to Philadelphia when she was an infant, and she attended public schools, graduating from South Philadelphia High School in 1936. She then took accounting classes at Temple University before joining the staff of Union Baptist Church in 1938.
March 22, 2016 |
The Health Care Innovation Accelerator Pitch Day staged by Penn Medicine was different from most start-up showcases. There seemed to be more at stake. You could almost hear the angst in the Jordan center auditorium last week as presenters addressed treatment issues, some verging on life and death, that harm patients and push America's health-care costs sky-high. So what ails the system? And what are the fixes? Pre-Op+ project presenter and anesthesiologist Marc Royo aims to change the down-to-the-wire nature of pre-screenings for patients with scheduled operations.
January 26, 2016 |
When expectant mother Brittany Gillette, 21, felt her water break at 5 a.m. Saturday, howling wind was stacking snow in front of her house and she feared she wouldn't make it to a hospital. Gillette quickly woke up her fiancé and her dad, who went outside to shovel a path for the car outside their West Philadelphia home. After a futile hour of work, they called an ambulance. The ambulance got as far as the corner and got stuck. "I was at the top of the block and they told me to walk to the bottom because they couldn't make it through," said Gillette.
December 6, 2015 |
When Emily Inverso, a pharmacist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, saw the name pop up on the emergency room admissions board, she did a double take. "I said, 'There's no way there could be another Dan Hussar.' " As soon as she could, she went up to the patient's room and knocked on the door frame. "Do you remember me?" she asked. "He said, 'Keep talking.' And before I could say another word, he said, 'Emily Inverso.' After so many years and so many students, he remembered.
January 4, 2015 |
G. Clayton Kyle, 90, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a Philadelphia endocrinologist who specialized in treating diabetes, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, of complications from a subdural hematoma at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr. Dr. Kyle spent his entire career at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and served as the chairman of its medical board from 1977 until 1979. He rose to the level of clinical associate professor of medicine. Dr. Kyle's work centered on controlling the negative effects of diabetes.
December 4, 2014 |
TWO CITY HOSPITALS have been tapped to help treat Ebola patients who land on American soil. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are two of 35 hospitals throughout the country chosen to house Ebola treatment centers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday. CHOP and HUP were selected by a panel of local, state and federal officials for inclusion in the program, which bolsters the three national treatment facilities at Emory University Hospital, Nebraska Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health, according to the CDC. "We were among the first in the nation to offer our special expertise in this global crisis, and we welcome the . . . confidence in our abilities," said Susan Phillips, Penn Medicine's senior vice president for public affairs.
November 23, 2014 |
A recent traveler to West Africa who was evaluated for Ebola at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania does not have the disease, the hospital said Friday. The patient's blood sample was tested at the state lab in Lionville, Chester County, and showed no evidence of the deadly virus, said Susan Phillips, Penn Medicine's senior vice president for public affairs. She said the hospital and the state lab have been in contact with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
December 6, 2013 |
WILLIAM ANDERSON'S grandparents had only one question last night as they sat in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. "Why?" Why would a group of armed thugs attack their grandson, a delivery driver for a Wynnefield pizzeria who police say has never had a run-in with the law? The short answer, according to police, is greed: The three men called Pete's Pizza, on 54th Street near Arlington, at 1 a.m. yesterday looking to rob one of the restaurant's drivers. Anderson, 30, answered that call, arriving at an apartment complex on 63rd Street near Jefferson in Overbrook to find a group of at least three attackers waiting for him. "They definitely had this planned," said Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division.
December 2, 2013 |
Lindenwold police Saturday night were searching for an intruder who they said shot a man at the Coachman Manor Apartments during an apparent early-morning robbery attempt of the victim's home. Ever Santos, 25, a resident of the Gibbsboro Road apartment, was shot multiple times shortly after 4 a.m., according to a statement from County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Lindenwold Police Chief Thomas Brennan. Santos was pronounced dead at 5:05 a.m. at Kennedy University Hospital-Stratford.
June 28, 2013 |
Wallace T. Miller Sr., 81, of East Falls, who rose from poverty in Appalachia to become one of the most accomplished radiologists of his generation, died Sunday, June 23, at his home of metastatic lymphoma. Dr. Miller was known as an outstanding clinical radiologist and charismatic teacher during the half-century he served on the staff of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He took top honors in his field, including the 1997 Gold Medal Award from the Radiological Society of North America, and won nearly every accolade possible for his work at Penn's medical school.