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Community Outreach

A Great Way to Start the School Year!

Path-lab-outreach---cropedStaff from Pathology and Laboratory Medicine partnered with Warm Hearts & Homes Charity Project, a non-profit organization founded by Chandra Deal of Anatomic Pathology, to collect back-to-school supply donations for underprivileged children at Families Forward Philadelphia, the city's largest privately run shelter. The goal was to collect and fill 100 backpacks with school supplies and according to Nichole Howard, MS, supervisor of Laboratory Medicine, “Thanks to some very generous donors and some very helpful ‘backpack stuffers throughout the department, we reached our goal!”

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A Tribute to Veterans

Earlier this summer, a busload of veterans from Coatsville VA Hospital arrived at Gorgas Park in Roxborough–with Road Warriors Motorcycle Club and police escorts –for a celebration, in the vets’ honor. Upon their arrival, the vets did the “...Full story

PPMC Recognized for Summer Community Outreach Efforts

Last month, the People’s Emergency Center presented PPMC with a Certificate of Appreciation for its commitment to educating local children about healthy eating, the dangers of drug addiction, stroke awareness, and more, as part of the semi-...Full story

Spreading the Good Word of Science

As the realities of science move closer and closer to science fiction, the laymen among us are lucky to have people like Marion Leary, MPH, MSN, RN, assistant director of Clinical Research in the Center for Resuscitation Science around. Le...Full story

Christmas Comes Early

Several members of the Perelman Endoscopy Center were instrumental in putting together a “Christmas in July” collection and donation for the residents of Horizon House, a homeless shelter in the West Philadelphia area. Holly Sharpe, BSN, an...Full story

Spreading the Word about Stroke Prevention

Stroke 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...Full story

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


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