HUP in Nation's "Top Ten"

HUP has been named one of America's "Top Ten" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its July 17 issue. The publication's annual ranking of hospitals in America lists HUP as one of only 15 hospitals in the nation-and the only one in the Delaware Valley region-to be deemed an "Honor Roll" hospital for its exceptional performance in many specialty areas. HUP's exceptional performance was noted in the following 13 medical specialties: cancer; disgestive disorders; ear/nose/throat; geriatrics; gynecology; hormonal disorders; kidney disease; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; respiratory disorders; rheumatology; urology; and psychiatry. No other Philadelphia-area hospital was cited for excellence in as many specialty areas.

"The recognition of HUP as one of the nation's 'Honor Roll' hospitals is a tribute to the dedication and commitment of its faculty and staff in providing quality patient care," noted Dr. Peter G. Traber, CEO of UPHS and Dean of the School of Medicine.

Savings Bond Purchase

U.S. Savings Bonds may be conveniently purchased through payroll deduction. Simply stop by the Payroll Office, 310 Franklin Building, and fill out an authorization card. It's as simple as that. Once each month, Payroll authorizes the U.S. Treasury to issue bonds for those employees who have reached the purchase price, and the bonds are then mailed to employee home addresses. You may also wish to visit the government web site at www.savingsbonds.gov for additional information. Should you have any questions, contact Payroll at (215) 898-6301.

--Payroll Office

Financial Training

The June 2000 issue of The Bottom Line is now available at http://www.finance.upenn.edu/ftd/bline.html.

Check it out for information regarding:

  • FY 2000 Closing Information
  • BEN Update
  • Resource Transfer Instructions
  • FinMIS Tips & Tricks
  • Important Research Services News
  • Financial Training Department Calendar, June-September, 2000.

In addition, be sure to check out the information regarding Ben PAYS at www.upenn.edu/vpfinance/ftd/findoc.html.

--Barbara Murray, Manager, Financial Training Department

Faculty Master Nominations

The Office of College Houses and Academic Services is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Faculty Master of Hamilton College House. For more information, visit the College House web site at www.upenn.edu/resliv/chas/staff. Inquiries should be directed to David Fox, Associate Director for Academic Services, 112 Hamilton College House/6180 (dfox@sas.upenn.edu).

PPSA Election Results

The PPSA Board for 2000-2001 was elected at the May 24 meeting. Listed below are the new officers and board.

Chair: Anna M. Loh
Vice Chair: Beth Hagovsky
Chair Elect: Adam B. Sherr
Vice Chair Elect: Trish A. diPietrae
Past Chair: Terri White
Past Vice Chair: Adam B. Sherr
Members at Large:
Newly Elected--
Lyn Davis
Jack B. Lewis
Lynn M. Rotoli
Andrea L. M. Carroll
Rodney Robinson
Julie Stapleton Carroll

Preseason Soccer Camp

Summer Soccer Camp will be held August 7-11 for 13-18 year olds at Franklin Field. There will be two sessions, 9 a.m.-noon, and 4-7 p.m.

Either session is $150 per week and there are 36 slots available in each time period.

Directing the camp will be Penn's new women's soccer coach Darren Ambrose. For a brochure call (215) 898-2923.

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Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 1, July 18, 2000