As the debate over the Affordable Care Act looms over Washington, Penn Nursing’s Dean Antonia Villarruel and Deans of other prominent Nursing schools across the United States voice their opinion and concern in a letter to congressional leaders.
All the honorees will be recognized during the Student-Alumni-Faculty Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 12, at 4:00 pm in the Ann L. Roy Auditorium of Fagin Hall. Pioneering nurse researcher Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD
, who will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University, will be a special guest.
As many as a quarter of all older adults discharged from an acute hospitalization will return within thirty days. Readmissions like these result in increased healthcare costs, functional decline and greater need for skilled nursing when transitioning back to community settings. Older black patients bear a disproportionate risk of readmissions according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.