Last spring, Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Care Innovation (CHCI) launched Your Big Idea, a competition to crowdsource creative ideas for the promotion of wellness on campus. “We want you to think big,” the guidelines stated. “Proposals that cross departments and schools are strongly encouraged.”
Penn alum Patricia Flatley Brennan became the Director of the National Library of Medicine in August 2016 — the first woman and first nurse to serve in that role. She will give a public talk at Penn’s Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center this Monday, October 28, at 10:30AM.
The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggest that nearly 2% of surgeries in the U.S. result in surgical site infections (SSIs) — post-surgical infections occurring in the part of the body where an operation was performed. The mortality rate for SSIs is 3%, which means that for the 14.2 million inpatient operative procedures in 2014, there were an estimated 8,000 SSI-associated deaths.