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A Community that Cares

Img_2702Since 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 help others less fortunate. All told, 160 projects have received this funding.

At the annual luncheon celebrating their outreach efforts, CEO Ralph Muller told grant recipients, “Your contributions make such a difference.”

Some of the recent ways that CAREs grants have helped our local communities include:

  • Hosting cooking demonstrations and nutrition talks for seniors
  • Providing food for those fighting hunger.
  • Screening African Americans for glaucoma.
  • Offering medications to low-income patients to prevent admission while directing the way to preventative health care
  • Addressing literacy needs of disadvantaged children in West Philadelphia neighborhoods

Penn Medicine awards grants on a quarterly basis 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 outreach efforts. 

If you volunteer your time and expertise to a community organization, you may be eligible to receive a Penn Medicine CAREs grant. 

Penn Presbyterian Again Named Among Top 10

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Penn Medicine hospitals have been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation, #1 in Pennsylvania, and once again #1 in the Philadelphia metro area by U.S. News World Report. With the combined results for HUP and Penn Presbyterian, we ...Full story

PPMC Recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for Excellence in Stroke Care

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Penn Presbyterian Medical Center was recently recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for excellence in stroke care. PPMC received Get With The Guidelines® Gold Quality Achievement Awards. The recognition un...Full story

Papal Visit Preparations

As Philadelphia prepares for the Pope’s visit in September, Papal planning teams at each entity have been meeting to assess site-specific issues that may arise, including necessary staffing levels and adequate supply delivery. Each entity w...Full story

PPMC Nurse Receives Rising Star Award

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Earlier this year Nurse.com hosted its annual Philadelphia Tri-State GEM Awards. Six winners were chosen from 30 finalists in the categories of Advancing and Leading the Profession, Clinical Nursing, Inpatient, Education and Mentorship, Hom...Full story

Papal Visit Preparations

As Philadelphia prepares for the Pope’s visit in September, Papal planning teams at each entity have been meeting to assess site-specific issues that may arise, including necessary staffing levels and adequate supply delivery. Each entity w...Full story

2015 Philadelphia Undy Run/Walk

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On Saturday, September 12, 2015, Penn Medicine will be participating as a team in the 2015 Philadelphia Undy Run/Walk! A portion of the Philadelphia Undy Run/Walk proceeds will go to the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems Colon Canc...Full story

Science Meets Community

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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

Penn Medicine Information Services Wins Two Prestigious IS Industry Awards

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Penn Medicine’s Information Services team has been recognized by Health Hospital Networks with two awards, Most Wired and the 2015 Innovator Award. These awards recognize Penn Medicine for its work in keeping ahead of the technological cur...Full story

CareerSTAT Recognizes Penn Medicine as ‘Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion’

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Penn Medicine was among 10 health-care employers recognized nationwide as 2015 “Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions” by CareerSTAT, an initiative of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and Jobs for the Future. This program acknowled...Full story

Penn Medicine CAREs Grant Recipients

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Congratulations to the PPMC FY15 Q4 CAREs Grant Recipients! Helen Chavar - Youth Ministry Holy Cross Holy Cross Baptist Church hosts a week-long day camp each summer for teens 12-19 in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia. Programs inclu...Full story

 

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