Pennsylvania Hospital Stories of Healing, Health, and Hope
Read Pennsylvania hospital stories of healing, health, and hope. Pennsylvania hospitals are working to improve patient care, connect with patients and families, and make their communities healthier.
The symbol of the blue and white “H” stands for safe, quality care at the most vulnerable times in life.
It also stands for all the work being done beyond the walls of hospitals throughout Pennsylvania communities.
Learn more about the Pennsylvania hospital community’s commitment to a Healthy Pennsylvania.
Abington Health Home Care provides services for persons who are too sick or disabled to care for themselves,
yet well enough not to be admitted to a hospital or nursing home.
Abington Health’s Community Chronic Care Management Program helps people with chronic illness manage their health and the changes brought about by illness.
Allegheny Health Network: Urgent Care Center Fills Critical Community Need for Care
Allegheny Health Network opens an urgent care center for a
community in need of medical care and services close to home.
Aria Health Torresdale's Emergency Department’s expansion and reengineered process for assessing and treating patients allows for sharply reduced wait times and a more streamlined process for patient care.
Main Line Health's Bryn Mawr Hospital provides stroke patients with life-saving care in its state-of-the-art neuro-interventional lab.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Project SEARCH provides on-the-job training and employment opportunities for individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s “Good Catch” and “Safety Coach” programs are part of its culture of patient safety.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Violence Prevention Initiative
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia applies a tiered-risk public health model to interrupt the cycle of violence and and provide hope and healing to youth in the community.
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh’s Center for
Prader-Willi Syndrome is the world’s only comprehensive, hospital-based inpatient
program for medical, behavioral, and rehabilitation management of this
condition in children and adults.
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh’s Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program offers Locomotor Training to children and youth as part of a multidisciplinary approach to regain maximum function possible from spinal cord and other injuries.
Crozer-Keystone Health System created a series of free events to help the local community receive important health screenings.
Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Passport to Health
Program is helping to educate the community’s children about disease prevention
and healthy lifestyles.
Fox Chase Cancer Center’s “Be the Breakthrough” educational campaign and clinical trials offer patients promising new treatments not otherwise available.
Fox Chase Cancer Center: The Power of Screening
Fox Chase Cancer Center provides breast, skin, and prostate
cancer screenings to people where they live and work throughout southeastern
Fox Chase Cancer Center’s commitment to next-business-day
appointments though its Rapid Access Services helps to relieve some of the
anxiety that cancer patients face.
Fulton County Medical Center: Doing the Right Thing
The Fulton County Medical Center provides compassion and
care for a child with severe burns without knowing if that care would be paid
for by her family’s insurance company.
Fulton County Medical Center’s physical and occupational therapists worked to help a toddler with physical challenges finally take her first steps.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network provides personalized
feeding rehab treatment plans that helped one young patient establish positive
interactions with food and regular meal times.
Good Shepherd Rehab Network provides
comprehensive concussion care to a patient with misdiagnosed neurological
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network works one-on-one with patients to develop individualized physical therapy programs.
Grand View Hospital’s Get Fit with a Doc program is helping community members get into shape and lose weight while learning about improving their health.
Heritage Valley Health System: LifeSmart Program Helps Individuals to Make Health a Priority
Heritage Valley Health System’s LifeSmart Program is designed to help individuals make healthy food choices, increase physical activity, and develop skills in making lifestyle changes.
KidsPeace Psychiatric Hospital’s implementation of “quiet carts” and “toolboxes” teach young patients how to calm down and entertain themselves.
KidsPeace Psychiatric Hospital has reinvented the traditional safe room and turned it into a soothing relaxation space that appeals to the senses.
A new program at KidsPeace Psychiatric Hospital teaches pre-adolescents to look within themselves to find their own super powers to help manage their behavior.
Lancaster General Health: Vital Partner in Community Health Efforts
Lancaster General Health is partnering to make the community a better place to live, work, learn, and play.
Lancaster General Health’s Nurse-Family Partnership breaks the cycle of poverty for many families, providing support and counseling to new mothers about health, child care, education, and employment.
Center offers revolutionary treatments and robotically-assisted procedures that
improve the quality of life for colorectal cancer patients.
Main Line Health’s employees’ commitment to caring for their community extends beyond their work hours.
Paoli Hospital’s high-quality trauma care helps every day to save the lives in the community.
PinnacleHealth System’s quick diagnosis and high-quality care saves lives.
PinnacleHealth System’s Surgical Skills Lab provides a safer, more cost-effective option for staff hands-on training.
Pocono Medical Center’s successful weight-loss program helps all participating losers to win with a healthier body mass, overall weight, and lifestyle.
St. Joseph Regional Health Network’s successful efforts to recycle and reduce the hospital’s carbon footprint have received national recognition.
Susquehanna Health’s Spinal Rehab Program at Williamsport
Regional Medical Center’s consistent and personalized care significantly
enhanced the quality of life for a quadriplegic patient.
Temple University Hospital’s first-of-its-kind eczema school was developed to meet the educational needs of children and families who suffer from eczema.
Temple University Hospital has made safe and effective communication between caregivers and their limited English-proficient patients a part of its culture.
UPMC’s bone cancer treatment saved the life of a young athlete.
UPMC provided comprehensive treatment as a community member’s diagnosis quickly turns into three.
UPMC’s trauma team provides life-saving care to a local physician.