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Penn Medicine CAREs Grant Winners

PennMedCAREsCroppedCongratulations to the PPMC FY15 Q3 CAREs Grant Recipients!

Helen Moragne, PPMC Human Resources, has been awarded grant funding for the project, Surviving to Thriving Program. For the past 40 years, Helen has volunteered five evenings each week to feed the homeless at Bright Hope Baptist at 12th and Cecil B. Moore Ave. Working with other volunteers, Helen helps to provide hot meals to 90 people and groceries to 10-20 needy families each night.

Randi Jackson, Internal Medicine, has been awarded grant funding for Collaboration; a Shared Vision and Partnership. In her role as Chief's Service Clinical Care Coordinator of the department of Medicine, Randisees firsthand the importance of self-monitoring for patients with hypertension and congestive heart failure. Her new initiative identifies needy patients in these categories and gives them blood pressure cuffs and digital scales.  In exchange, patients then contract with United Community Clinic (UCC) and adhere to monitoring. Under this care and support, patient is more apt to adhere to medication management and discharge follow up.

Each quarter, the CAREs Foundation awards grants of up to $5,000 per project to community and hospital-based programs on behalf of employees or Perelman School of Medicine students who volunteer their time to support those programs. For more information and to apply, please visit www.Pennmedicine.org/communityDeadline for applications for the next round of grants is June 1.

Congratulations to all the winners of a Penn Medicine CAREs grant for the third quarter of FY15!

Amy Latyak, CCH, Childbirth Education Classes for Hispanic Community in Chester County

Paul Giannette, PAH, Summer Therapeutic Day Program

Elizabeth Neuhaus-Booth, HUP, Stroke Education Community Outreach

Mayange Mitchell, CPUP, Free Skin Cancer Screening

Cynthia Ross, HUP, Gorgas Park Veterans Tribute

Jeanette Sukhu, PAH, Community Nutrition

Marion Leary, HUP, Start Talking Science

Andrea Nicholson, PAH, Penn Breast Health Initiative

Olubunmi Ariyo, CPUP, Knowledge Saturday

Martina Ward, HUP, 2015 Women's Health Expo

Clayton Marcinak, PSOM, Medical Evaluations for Asylum Seekers

Joy Cooper, HUP, Empowering African-American Female Adolescents in Reproductive Health

Jeffery O'Neill, PAH, Bucks County Admirals Special Needs Hockey

Yoonhee Ha, PSOM, Unity Clinic Electronic Health Record (EHR) System and Operations

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