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Community Outreach

Celebrating Those Who CARE

CAREs-lunch-Pat-WrenEach year, Penn Medicine CAREs awards selected employees small grants to help expand their volunteer efforts and community service projects. A recent luncheon honored the past year’s grant recipients who used their grants for a variety of outreach efforts, including:

  • medication education programs
  • an initiative to help parents learn how to help their newborn babies sleep safely
  • rides for cancer patients receiving treatment at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center

“What a wonderful program this is to recognize employees for the work they were doing – and continue to do – outside of their daily responsibilities,” said Human Resources VP Pat Wren. “That the program continues to grow and bring people together to support the diverse needs of the Penn community shows how special our employees are.”

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Helping Others Get Back on Their Feet

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As the sun rose on a cool July morning, hundreds of eager runners were gearing up for the last leg of a 24-hour challenge that would intimidate even the most advanced athletes. Back on My Feet (BoMF) Philadelphia’sIn24event challenged parti...Full story

Celebrating Those Who CARE

CAREs-lunch
Each year, Penn Medicine CAREs awards selected employees small grants to help expand their volunteer efforts and community service projects. A recent luncheon honored the past year’s grant recipients who used their grants for a variety of o...Full story

Making History and Progress with the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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This year marked the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games—the largest games yet, with over 650 men and women competing in softball, quad rugby, basketball, power soccer, and other events in Philadelphia and South Jersey. Support from th...Full story

Making History and Progress with the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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This year marked the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games— the largest games yet, with over 650 men and women competing in softball, quad rugby, basketball, power soccer, and other events in Philadelphia and South Jersey. This year, the ...Full story

A Playground to Have Fun… and Learn

Mel-Kearney
When most people think of a playground, they connect it with having fun. But the playground is also a goodplace to learn important lessons, like sharing, cooperating (think seesaw) and waiting your turn. It also promotes regular exercise an...Full story

Making History and Progress with the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Wheelchair-softball
This year marked the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games—the largest games yet, with over 650 men and women competing in softball, quad rugby, basketball, power soccer, and other events in Philadelphia and South Jersey. This year, the ...Full story

Penn Medicine Wins the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

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Earlier this year, representatives from all four Penn Medicine hospitals banded together for the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. Organized by the Hospital Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), in partnership wit...Full story

“Break” from Cancer a Turning Point

Daryl-Robinson
Webster’s dictionary defines respite as “a short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant.” The trips that For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation provides for patients clearly fit that defi...Full story

Penn Medicine Wins the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

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Earlier this year, representatives from all four Penn Medicine hospitals banded together for the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. Organized by the Hospital Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), in partnership wit...Full story

Penn Medicine CAREs Grant Winners

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Congratulations to the PAH FY14 Q4 CAREs grant recipient Ann Schwoebel, MSN, RNC, CRNP, a clinical nurse education specialist in the Intensive Care Nursery at PAH. The funding awarded to Schwoebel will supply educational materials for six...Full story

 

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