As the covid pandemic challenged health care systems around the world, Penn Medicine nurses at the school of nursing’s academic practice partner facilities drew on their creativity and limitless capacity for evidence-driven risk to quickly test and implement new solutions. Constrained resources, an unknown virus, evolving standards—that didn’t stop these professionals (many of them Penn alumni). Here, five stories of how they innovated in patient care and in their practice and inspired us all.
Why caregiving became a crisis in our country, what the federal government is going to do about it, and how Penn Nursing is shaping the conversation.
The numbers are impressive. More than 4,300 generous donors. Over 13,400 gifts made. And in the end, Penn Nursing’s Innovating for Life and Living Campaign—part of Penn’s larger Power of Penn Campaign—raised $3 million more than its $60 million goal thanks to its Board of Advisors, lead volunteers, and many donors and friends.