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Community Outreach

HAP Campaign Kicks off at PAH, UPHS

Every day new people are added to the national organ transplant waiting list that now exceeds 123,000 people whose lives depend on a life-saving organ transplant. In our local region, over 5,700 men women and children anxiously await a transplant – many of them Penn Transplant patients – our patients.

Pennsylvania Hospital – along with HUP, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Chester County Hospital and Lancaster General Hospital – is a hospital partner with the Health System Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and Gift of Life Donor Program campaign to educate hospital communities on the critical need for more organ, tissue and cornea donors and to encourage individuals to register as donors.  

As a Hospital Partner in this initiative, we encourage all members of our staff to join with Gift of Life Donor Program, our partner organ donation organization, in educating our hospital community on the critical need for donation and providing opportunities for people to sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

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Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure on Mother’s Day, May 8

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Join us as part of the Penn Abramson Cancer Center Team at the 26th annual Komen Philadelphia Mother’s Day 5K walk, 5K run and 1-mile walk in the fight against breast cancer. As a race participant, you’re helping assure the amazing work of ...Full story

 A Sweet Outreach Helps Those in Need  

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Arlene Brackett, a financial service representative in OB/GYN, found her way to MANNA in a rather circuitous manner. While a student at St. Joseph’s University, she reached out to Heidi Lewis, a Quality and Patient Safety project manager, ...Full story

Penn Medicine at the 2016 Philadelphia Science Festival

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Penn Medicine will again play a leading role in thesixth annualPhiladelphia Science Festival, a citywide collaboration showcasing science and technology every spring. The Festival packs more than 100 events into nine days at locations acros...Full story

This Weekend – The Donor DASH for Organ and Tissue Donation

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Did you know that there are approximately 5,800 people in the greater Philadelphia region are on the national transplant waiting list? Here at Penn, there are 1,301 people awaiting a life-saving transplant. If transplant or organ donation ...Full story

Creating Canopy Tree Giveaway Program

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As part of Penn’s Green Campus Partnership, the University of Pennsylvania is hosting its annual tree giveaway for faculty and staff, which offers a free tree for homeowners in the City of Philadelphia as well as the PA, DE and NJ suburbs. ...Full story

PPMC Supports the Local Community…Simply Because

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Each year, hundreds of students, faculty and staff across Penn Medicine volunteer their time and expertise to help the local community beyond the walls of our clinics, hospitals and classrooms. Studies show that medical care accounts for l...Full story

Creating a Warm and Comforting Environment

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A patient who had recently undergone a stem cell transplant at HUP was sitting in her room in the Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House when the aroma of baking cranberry walnut bread drifted up from the kitchen. Although unable to go downs...Full story

Pennsylvania Hospital Supports the Local Community…Simply Because

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Each year, hundreds of students, faculty and staff across Penn Medicine volunteer their time and expertise to help the local community beyond the walls of our clinics, hospitals and classrooms. Studies show that medical care accounts for l...Full story

Providing Support and Resources for Epilepsy Patients

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Although many patients with epilepsy are able to control their seizures through medication, diet, and other therapies, about one-third of this population cannot, no matter what approach they try. This inability to control seizures often mea...Full story

Special Heartfelt Thanks

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The January 8 HUPdate highlighted some of our great community outreach efforts for those less fortunate. These included “adopting” 40 shelter families and 35 veterans (from The Veterans Group) for Holly Days. All those contributing to The V...Full story

 

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