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Mammograms and Covid-19: Meet Jennifer

As a UPMC learning specialist, Jennifer Kennedy usually focuses on employee orientation, training, and workshops. But when she found a worrisome bump on her breast, she got the chance to see things from a different perspective — and experience first-hand the coronavirus safety measures now in place to protect patients and staff at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.

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Delivering Babies Safely During the Coronavirus: Meet Lindsay

For Lindsay Kennedy, RN, BSN, working on the frontlines in the labor and delivery unit at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital while pregnant during a pandemic isn’t just a job — it’s a personal mission.

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Midwife Performs Special Rendition of “Lean on Me”: Meet Rachel

Rachel Poerschke, RN, a midwife at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, thanked health care workers and people staying at home with her rendition of the Bill Withers’ classic song.

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Beloved Obstetrician Honored for Singing to 8,000 Newborns: Meet “The Singing Doctor”

The city of Pittsburgh declared May 16, 2019, "Jaja Day" to honor "The Singing Doctor" Carey Andrew-Jaja, MD, for singing to almost every baby he's delivered at UPMC.

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Small Acts of Kindness Make a Big Difference: Meet Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Kremer, patient services representative at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, only needs a little bit of sparkle to make people smile. For the past three years, she’s been using a particularly crafty and colorful method to bring joy to patients.

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