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.”
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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.