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Ms. Penny Hammer

Chief Nursing Officer

Universal Health Services , Inc.

Direct Phone: (661) ***-****       

Universal Health Services , Inc.

367 S Gulph Road

King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406

United States

Company Description

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. As of February 26, 2009, the Company owned and/or ... more

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Employment History

Chief Nursing Officer
Lancaster Community Hospital

Chief Nursing Officer
Brotman Medical Center Inc

Director of Nursing
Valley Presbyterian Hospital



Master's of Science
Cal State Long Beach

Master's of Science
healthcare administration
LaVerne University

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Lancaster Community Hospital | About the Hospital

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Penny Hammer, Chief Nursing Officer

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Penny Hammer, RN, MS, comes to Lancaster Community Hospital (LCH) as its new chief nursing officer having served as the director of nursing at Valley Presbyterian Hospital and the chief nursing officer at Brotman Medical Center.
"I love all aspects of nursing and focusing on excellent patient care," Ms. Hammer says."Nursing is about caring for others and being a chief nursing officer is about caring for caregivers so they can provide their patients with high-quality care."
Having more than 35 years of nursing experience, Ms. Hammer has been a clinical and management consultant at several facilities in Los Angeles County.In addition, she has clinical experience in critical care and women's and children's care.
Ms. Hammer graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a Master's of Science in nursing and from LaVerne University with a Master's of Science in healthcare administration.She is a faculty member of the University of Phoenix.
"I am excited about the opportunities of working with LCH nursing staff," Ms. Hammer says.

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"We're creating an exciting opportunity for experienced nurses who want to grow their careers as well as nurses who come to us out of school," says LCH Chief Nursing Officer Penny Hammer, RN, MS. "We're also working to fill new critical care roles being created by the move to Palmdale Regional Medical Center, where we'll double the size of our Intensive Care Unit and triple the size of our Emergency Department."

New Nursing OpportunitiesMs. Hammer explains that when nursing students graduate from the local community college, they are qualified for entrance into less acute patient care roles.This includes medical-surgical (med-surg) telemetry nurses, who provide basic healthcare to patients on med-surg units.
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Penny Hammer, RN, MS
Critical care nurses focus specifically on caring for acutely ill or unstable patients.Historically, however, to get the additional training needed to move into critical care, nurses had to leave the Antelope Valley.To recruit into these more intense roles, LCH would typically go outside the Valley as well.This is no longer the case -- and it's an important step forward for the entire community, Ms. Hammer says.
"Consider that not only are we expanding, but also that nationally, between 2011 and 2020, an estimated 75 to 80 percent of nurses in critical care roles will retire.This program allows us to replace our outgoing nurses with nurses who have moved up the ranks right here," Ms. Hammer says.
We believe this new training program helps us sustain that mission," Ms. Hammer says.
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"Specialists at our Acute Care Rehab Unit offer comprehensive care, performing physical, occupational and speech therapy," explains Penny Hammer, RN, MS, Chief Nursing Officer at LCH.

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Penny Hammer, RN, MS
"And if a patient's condition worsens, the EMT can say, 'We need to reevaluate this situation immediately,' " says Penny Hammer, RN, MS, LCH's Chief Nursing Officer.
With the addition of Usrah Hamzie-Hariri as the new LCH Emergency Department Director, staff members expect to continue the hospital's tradition of high-quality care.
"I completely expect that Usrah will continue seeking new ways to meet our community's emergency care needs," Ms. Hammer says.

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