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Community Outreach

McCoy Receives MLK Award from University

John-mccoy-with-curtis-eugene-newtonAt the University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Commemoration Service last month, John McCoy was honored for his many years of community service with the Community Involvement Award in the Faculty/Staff category.

McCoy, who is registration supervisor in HUP’s Emergency Department, has been involved in a wide variety of community activities over the years, including distributing literature on smoking cessation at the ODUNDE Summer Street Festival, organizing football  tournaments and coaching for the Catholic Youth Organization and Pop Warner Youth Association, and assisting at a youth basketball  tournament. His greatest commitment, however, is to the West Philadelphia Boy Scout Troop 152.

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Penn Medicine Volunteers Reach Out on MLK Day

Last month, on Martin Luther King’s Day of Service, nearly 100 Penn Medicine employees volunteered at nine projects across our city. From serving seniors lunch to sweeping blocks in West Philadelphia to cleaning out churches in the Northeas...Full story

Home for the Holidays

Penn Care at Home staff made their annual Holiday visit to homebound patients with some Holiday cheer, caroling and giving a special gift to each patient. Medical staff routinely visit these patients to provide various home care and hospic...Full story

Congratulations CAREs Winners!

Congratulations to the recipients of Penn Medicine CAREs Grants for fy16 Q2, including a PPMC team of care providers led by Paula Gangopadhyay who will provide podiatry care for the underserved. Seeing a need of patients in health clinics, ...Full story

An “Awesome Opportunity” to Help Transplant Families

Last year, Janelle Mirabeau, BSN, CCRN, and other critical care nurses of the Rhoads 2 NICU attended a Gift of Life Champion Learning Session. “We are in a unique position to identify and refer potential organ donors, working with our physi...Full story

UPHS/UPENN MS Team Surpasses $2 Million Mark!

Strong winds and pounding rain from Hurricane Joaquin cancelled the 2015 MS-150 City to Shore Bike Ride last fall but that did not prevent the UPHS/PENN team – 354 members strong -- from setting a new single-year fundraising record of nearl...Full story

Congratulations to the FY16 Q2 PAH CAREs Grant Recipient

Shelly Earland, BSN, Pre-Admission Testing/Cathcart First African Baptist Church Food Cupboard For the past 20 years, Neighbor to Neighbor Community Development Corporation (NNCDC), a private, not-for-profit, has provided urgently needed...Full story

Apply For a Penn Medicine CAREs Grant to Support Your Work in the Community!

Penn Medicine awards grants up to four times per year for expenses (not including salary support) directly related to community outreach activities. The grant funding can be used for projects big and small and for new or existing community ...Full story

Penn’s Way Raises Over $1.66 million, Surpasses Goal

UPHS and its University of Pennsylvania partners had another record year with the 2016 Penn’s Way campaign, “Giving is Penn’s Way,” and raised over $1.66 million dollars exceeding the goal of $1.55 million. The health system raised $900,00...Full story

Welcome 2016!

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As we ring in 2016, we want to thank all of our faculty and staff volunteers who participated in community service activities to make the holidays brighter for our local residents. Service to our community is a cornerstone of how we define ...Full story

The Season of Generosity

December isthe season for reaching out to those less fortunate and this year’s outpouring of generosity from employees was tremendous. For Holly Days, staff “adopted” 40 shelter families with a combined total of more than 130 children, an...Full story

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