Penn Medicine News Blog Archive: Penn CAREs

Stop the Bleed

By Katie Delach | September 12, 2016 | Comments image from

Penn Medicine's Patrick K. Kim, MD, Trauma Program Director for the Penn Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery, answers questions from a group of Philadelphia nurses on wound care and tourniquet application. While students were picking out their outfits and sharpening pencils, and teachers were preparing their... Read more

2015 Philadelphia Science Festival Recap (Slide Show)

By Karen Kreeger | May 15, 2015 | Comments

The fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival is now a happy memory for all who participated, yet the creativity, as well as knowledge of science that Penn Medicine faculty, staff, and students shared with the public, will last until the next festival. Penn Med took part in many activities all over...

2015 Facts & Figures: The Nuts and Bolts of Penn Medicine

By Paul Foster | March 17, 2015 | Comments FactsFiguresCover

Did you know that Penn Medicine has a $6.5 billion impact on the state of Pennsylvania each year? Or that it maintains nearly 2,000 licensed hospital beds to care for patients throughout the greater Philadelphia region? The latest edition of Penn Medicine’s 2015 Facts & Figures has been released and...

Tis the Season to Give

By Sally Sapega | December 24, 2014 | Comments Blackwell dinner

Penn Medicine staff help those in need throughout the year but the “giving” reaches new levels in the weeks leading up to the holidays. Outreach efforts started early this year when nearly 80 Penn Medicine staff and their families and friends volunteered at The Great Gathering, a Thanksgiving feast for... Read more

Penn Medicine CAREs for the Homeless and Disadvantaged this Holiday Season

By Greg Richter | December 19, 2014 | Comments

Though the city of Philadelphia has had some recent successes in helping the homeless, there are still many who need our help. At any given point in time, the city estimates there are around 650 people living on the streets, and every year, homeless outreach organizations, such as Project HOME,... Read more

Forget Me Not

By Greg Richter | October 14, 2014 | Comments DSC_9129

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fourth leading cause of death among African Americans. Once patients have the disease, there is no treatment available that can stop its progression. The Penn Memory Center seeks to change that. Last month, the Penn... Read more

Helping Others Get Back on Their Feet

By Greg Richter | August 4, 2014 | Comments image from

As the sun rose, shining warm upon the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the quiet stillness of a crisp, cool July morning was quickly overcome by hundreds of eager runners gearing up for the last leg of a 24-hour challenge that would intimidate even the most advanced athletes.... Read more

MLK Day at Penn Medicine: Celebrating His Legacy—and Ways to Give Back

By Steve Graff | January 20, 2014 | Comments Martin_Luther_King_Jr_NYWTS

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Here at Penn Medicine, we are celebrating his birthday—and lifelong legacy—by serving our communities and patients with “Days of Caring” events over the next month as a way to give... Read more

Penn Medicine News Blog Remembers Veterans Day

By Greg Richter | November 11, 2013 | Comments IMG_2061

As our Nation takes a moment to salute and recognize the courageous men and women who served in our armed forces, the News Blog looks at Penn Medicine’s continuing support to one Philadelphia institution making a difference. On November 11, 1918, an armistice between Allied nations and Germany went into... Read more

Penn Medicine CAREs Luncheon Recognizes Employee Community Service

By Greg Richter | July 26, 2013 | Comments

Earlier this month, UPHS CEO Ralph Muller, Susan Phillips, senior vice president for public affairs, and Judy Schueler, BS, MS, vice president, organizational development, chief human resources officer, joined Penn Medicine staff and friends for a luncheon recognizing this past year’s Penn Medicine CAREs grant recipients. Continuing its commitment to... Read more

Trying to Give Trauma Docs a Breather

By Sally Sapega | May 10, 2013 | Comments Rhonda at outreach cropped

“I want to put trauma doctors out of business.” Rhonda Holmstrom, Trauma Outpatient & Injury Prevention Coordinator, says this with a smile, knowing it’s not a realistic goal, but she –- and other members of the trauma team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -– are reaching out... Read more

Penn Medicine CAREs Grant Helps Prevent Youth Violence

By Greg Richter | May 8, 2013 | Comments IMG_0909

Most Penn Medicine CAREs grants expand existing programs or start new ones that support community health. In the case of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Violence Intervention Program, a CAREs grant extends a program already making a difference that may not have received enough funding otherwise. After a young... Read more

Penn Medicine CAREs Grant Helps Bring Healthy Living Education to Seniors

By Olivia Fermano | April 3, 2013 | Comments PAH Pharm CAREs gran recips pic

Officially our nation’s first hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital has been a stalwart pillar of its surrounding Philadelphia community since its founding in 1751. No wonder than, with over two and a half centuries of history and continuous service behind it, the hospital inspires its employees to “give back” to the community.... Read more

Penn Medicine CAREs Grant Helps Care for More Patients at Puentes de Salud/Bridges of Health

By Greg Richter | March 7, 2013 | Comments Bonacci

Robert Bonacci’s passion for medical care for Latinos developed well before he entered medical school. As an undergraduate student, Bonacci studied Spanish and studied abroad in Argentina. Bonacci also studied tubercolosis epidemiology and tobacco use in Mexico on a Fulbright scholarship. Considering this background, this second year Perelman School of... Read more

Simply Because

By Holly Auer | March 1, 2013 | Comments Cut hypertension

“The needs that call Penn Medicine to action in the community are profound. Twenty-five percent of Philadelphians live in poverty – that’s nearly 400,000 adults and children – and one in seven city residents have no health insurance. Hunger and homelessness remain, still, throughout the city. These societal problems only... Read more

Penn Medicine 2012 Year in Review

By Jessica Mikulski | December 31, 2012 | Comments Yearinreview

Taking a look back, 2012 has been a year marked by breakthroughs in medical research, system-wide growth, and landmark philanthropic support for Penn Medicine. As we set our sights on the year ahead, we also celebrate the past year's accomplishments and give thanks to the outstanding faculty, staff, and students...

Preserving Fertility in the Face of Cancer

By Sally Sapega | November 30, 2012 | Comments Oncofertility photo

At any one time, Penn Medicine investigators run as many as 3,000 studies involving human subjects, generating knowledge about disease and finding new cures. And making sure these studies run smoothly are 700 clinical research coordinators who do everything from recruiting patients and administering medication to collecting the data that... Read more

Penn Medicine Reaches Out

By Holly Auer | November 29, 2012 | Comments UCHC

UCHCFrom providing screenings for high blood pressure in West Philadelphia barber shops to arming women who are recovering from addiction with the skills to build new lives with their children, Penn Medicine’s employees reach far beyond our campus community to help, care for, and inspire people to improve their health. Each year since 2007, Penn Medicine has highlighted the work of its faculty, staff and students in Philadelphia and its neighboring communities in Simply Because. Last year’s book is full of the faces and stories of everyone who comes together to be part of these programs. Read more

Penn Medicine CAREs Grant Helps Fight Homelessness in South Jersey

By Greg Richter | October 15, 2012 | Comments Kris

"The moral test of a government is how it treats those who are at the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadow of life, the sick, the needy, and the handicapped," said former U.S. Vice-President... Read more

Connecting Kids to Careers

By Greg Richter | September 24, 2012 | Comments Penn-Team

Janelle Harris, CNII, Jaime Thomas, CN IV, Maria Nicolas, CNII, Sitha Dy, CNS and Jocelyn Blaisdell, NM Two years ago, a group of HUP nurses on Ravdin 9, a surgical unit, joined the hospital-wide Community Outreach Committee. The committee would help the Hospital renew its prestigious nursing Magnet certification, but... Read more

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