||Members of the media and public are invited to
attend the annual blood drive jointly sponsored by the Hospital
of the University of Pennsylvania’s Department
of Emergency Nursing and the Red Cross. The Hospital of the
University of Pennsylvania Emergency Nurses Department is celebrating
Emergency Nurses Week October 8-14. Emergency Nurses Day is
Wednesday, October 11. This year’s theme, “Emergency
Nurses: Always ready. Always caring.” reflects the dedication
of emergency nurses in the United States and around the world.
Since 1989, the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) has celebrated
the second Wednesday in October as Emergency Nurses Day, a
day set aside to honor emergency nurses for their commitment
to patient care. Starting in 2001, ENA expanded the celebration
to devote an entire week to honoring emergency nurses, because
one day is simply not enough to recognize all contributions
made by emergency nurses.
||Tuesday, October 10
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
||Penn Tower Lobby
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Editor's Note: All are welcome and encouraged
to attend. All donors will get a free t-shirt.
Free parking available in Penn Tower garage.
PENN Medicine is a $2.9 billion enterprise
dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical
research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists
of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in
1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of
Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn's School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt
of NIH research funds; and ranked #3 in the nation in U.S.News &
World Report's most recent ranking of top research-oriented medical
schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the
School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education
and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and
leaders of academic medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three
hospitals, all of which have received numerous national patient-care
honors [Hospital of theUniversity of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania
Hospital, the nation's first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical
Center]; a faculty practice plan; a primary-care provider network;
two multispecialty satellite facilities; and home care and hospice.