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MAY 5, 2006
  Invitation to Cover: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Celebrates National Nurses Week May 5-12th
  Recognizing Nursing Excellence at PENN

(Philadelphia, PA) - The 1,600 nurses at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) focus everyday on providing superior care to patients and their families. In recognition of National Nurses Week, HUP has planned a week’s worth of activities and seminars to encourage its nurses to spend some “quality time” on themselves by attending pre-scheduled awards ceremonies for clinical excellence and special seminars on health-care issues.

“Our approach to National Nurses Week is to honor the valuable role of nurses by presenting a series of ceremonies and seminars that recognize their many contributions and also advance their knowledge of topics that may be of special interest to them,” explained Victoria Rich, PhD, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at HUP. “We are committed to the highest standards of patient care, education and research.”

Note: Media only please -- these events are not open to the public

WHAT: Come meet our nurses and sit in on any of our activities planned for National Nurses Week
WHEN: Friday, May 5 - Friday, May 12
See schedule below
WHERE: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street (34th & Spruce Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

HUP Nursing Grand Rounds
Frontline Leadership Presentation
Monday, May 8
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Flyers/76ers Surgery Theatre
Ground Floor, White Building

Nursing Lunchtime Seminar
Mindful Practice -- Bringing Excellence to the Bedside
Presented by Michael J. Baime MD
Tuesday, May 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dulles 106 Conference Room

Nursing Lunchtime Seminar
Reducing Our Stress Levels
Presented by Carolyn Grande, MSN, CNRP
Wednesday, May 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dulles 106 Conference Room

UPHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 5
2 - 4 p.m.
Dunlop Auditorium Stemmler Hall
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
(Across the courtyard from the Rhoads Pavilion at HUP)

Editor's Note: If you plan on covering any of the events listed above, please register in advance with Susanne Hartman at (215) 349-5964 or


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