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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 17, 2009

Penn Nursing Researchers: Nursing Needs a Bailout, Federal Scholarships Needed to Fix the Nursing Shortage

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers from the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing say having enough nurses to meet a national shortage is a “mathematical improbability” unless nursing schools admit more students through federal financial support in a potential bailout, according to an article in today’s issue of Health Affairs.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 12, 2009

Penn Conducts Largest National Study on Hospital-Patient Satisfaction as It Relates to Nurse Work Environments

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing conclude patients report higher satisfaction in hospitals that offer better work environments for nurses or smaller patients-to-nurse ratios, according to a new study published in today’s issue of Health Affairs.

The national study is one of the largest to date, involving 98,000 nurses in 430 acute-care hospitals in California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida.

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Media Contact: | | June 9, 2009

Karen Glanz Is Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA -- Karen Glanz, a globally influential public-health scholar, has been named the ninth Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

The appointment was announced today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Interim Provost Vincent Price.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 6, 2009

Living Independently for Elders Celebrates 10 Years of Caring for Seniors in West Philadelphia With Block Party

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Living Independently for Elders program will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a neighborhood party on Saturday, May 16. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4508 Chestnut St.

Since 1998, LIFE has provided all-inclusive health care to more than 650 Southwest and West Philadelphia seniors.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 6, 2009

Living Independently for Elders Celebrates 10 Years of Caring for Seniors in West Philadelphia With Block Party

PHILADELPHIA — The Living Independently for Elders program, a service owned and operated by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing al-inclusive health care to more than 650 Southwest and West Philadelphia seniors with a cake-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 13. from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 6, 2009

Living Independently For Elders to Honor Its Founders

PHILADELPHIA — The Living Independently For Elders program of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will honor its four founders at a wine and cheese reception on Monday, May 11, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the LIFE center, 4508 Chestnut St.

LIFE allows low-income seniors who would otherwise need nursing-home care the option to remain in their homes and receive all preventative, primary, acute and long-term health services at the LIFE center.

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