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Community Outreach

Spreading the Word about Stroke Prevention

Liz-Booth-Group-shotStroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in this country and the leading cause of serious long-term disability. As a nurse stroke coordinator, Elizabeth Neuhaus-Booth, BSN, RN, CNRN, knows well the impact of stroke and works to help those at highest risk in our community.

She recently connected with JEVS at Home, a non-profit organization that provides home care and support services to disabled and aging clients living in the Philadelphia area. “JEVS provides ongoing training to their staff and I saw an opportunity to provide stroke education to help the workers care for their patients but also for themselves,” she said.

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A Community that CAREs

Since its inception in 2012, the Penn Medicine CAREs program has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to support the volunteer efforts of UPHS physicians, employees and students from the Perelman School of Medicine who go out of their way to h...Full story

Science Meets Community

Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center supports numerousinitiatives to benefifit our patients, caregivers, and their familiesas well as the Greater Delaware Valley community we serve.From prevention to screening to diagnosis to management t...Full story

Back to School Drive

Join the Addiction Treatment Services team in helping those less fortunate by donating school supplies. In the weeks leading up to the new school year, the team is collecting note books, writing utensils, loose leaf paper, and book bags. Th...Full story

Empowering Women Through Knowledge

For the last several years, Martina Ward, MSN, RN, of Women’s Health (Silverstein 7), has spent every third Sunday at her church – Master Builder’s Church -- taking blood pressures of congregants and talking with them about living a healthi...Full story

PPMC Thanks…

Leon Hinman and Stephen Davis, PPMC Chefs from Sodexo, who were the last volunteers in the semi-annual uGo series, an eight-week program run twice each year by the People’s Emergency Center that features activities that promote healthy lif...Full story

Supporting Cystic Fibrosis

For the fourth year, the Expectorants participated in the Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run/Walk. The team, comprised of staff from Silverstein 11 as well as care providers for HUP’s CF outpatients and their families, raised almost $800 for the ...Full story

PPMC Thanks…

Hannah Carson, CIC, Infection Preventionist, who joined other PPMC faculty and staff in volunteering her time to teach local kids about healthy habits. In the third meeting of an eight-week series focused on promoting healthy lifestyles a...Full story

PPMC Thanks…

Karrima Owens, MSN, ACNS-BC, who volunteered her time last month to teach local kids about stroke education including signs and symptoms of a stroke, and what to do if they suspect someone is having a stroke. One week after Karrima’s sessi...Full story

The Many Faces of Service

It’s been 250 years since the University of Pennsylvania established the first medical school in what would become the United States. Not long after the first graduates earned their diplomas, the American Revolution drew Penn medical facult...Full story

A New Home Base for Puentes de Salud

For nearly a decade, Puentes de Salud (“Bridges of Health”) has provided low-cost primary care and a range of educational and social services to the city’s Latino immigrants at many locations throughout the area. The program has grown to b...Full story


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