Collage of Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, of Anesthesiology, speaking to a seated woman wearing a blue mask and Armenta Washington, MS, senior research coordinator, holding cards about health information while speaking with a man wearing a Black Lives Matter cap.

Standing Up and Taking Action: One Year into Penn Medicine’s Revitalized Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

One year into the ongoing process of Penn Medicine’s Action for Cultural Transformation (ACT), here is a snapshot of the progress underway. The work spans six key “pillars,” the strategic priorities identified from the inclusive, months-long discovery process: clinical care, research, education, community, culture, and people.

Wearing a medical face mask, Desuana Dubose holds open the glass door of a commercial refrigerator at the People’s Fridge on 52nd.

People’s Fridge: An Oasis of Food for Those in Need

Thanks to donations and many volunteers, the People’s Fridge on 52nd Street is kept stocked with produce, eggs, dairy, and more and is available 24/7 to help meet the nutritional needs of those in the community.

A masked nurse injects COVID-19 vaccine into the arm of a young woman in a large room with wooden floors.

Princeton Health, Lambertville Agencies Partner to Vaccinate Low-Income Individuals

Princeton Health provides community-based clinics serving immigrants and low-income residents in the Lambertville, N.J. area.

Fayonna Gray, RN stands with the AAPI Heritage Month Bulletin Board She Created for the Month of May

Presby Nurse Creates Beautiful Tribute to AAPI History

Every month, visitors to Cupp 4 South see Fayonna Gray’s work: bulletin boards decorated to celebrate different heritages. Gray shares why the board to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May was extra meaningful.

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  • Jackie Felicetti, Rhonda West-Haynes, Richard Roberts, III, and Michael Duncan pose with the $1,000 Penn Medicine CAREs grant award, donated to Young Men and Women in Charge

    Chester County Hospital Looks to Help Clear the Path for Local Minority Students

    July 01, 2021
    Chester County Hospital partners with local organization to increase university enrollment among economically-disadvantaged and historically underrepresented students.
  • In group photo, clockwise from left:  Ian Soriano, Christine Tierney, James Morales, Lars Peterson, Annelies Wood, Karen Akire, Theresa Larivee, Christina Horvath. On right: Carla Vaughan and Craig Hargrove

    How the Principle of ACT Locally is Getting Started at Pennsylvania Hospital

    July 01, 2021
    Pennsylvania Hospital’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee helps advance equity in health care throughout the hospital.
  • Dignity and Compassion: New Mobile Hygiene Unit to Serve Homeless in Lancaster County

    July 01, 2021
    Led by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Lanc Co MyHome brings together more than 200 partners—a cross-section of industries from health care to housing, government offices, and human services organizations—around a common agenda of helping homeless people in Lancaster County.
  • Sally Sapega

    Difference Makers: Inspiring Staff through the Gift of Storytelling

    July 01, 2021
    By telling stories about those who make an impact at Penn Medicine, Sally Sapega has helped to uplift and inspire others through her 25+ year career.
  • Happy mother and daughter skipping down the street

    The Best Care for your Patients Starts with the Best Care for You

    July 01, 2021
    With tools, educational content, and social support, the Wellfocused app is helping employees take control of their personal.
  • Practice manager Afi Peele (left) and team members from the Penn Digestive and Liver Health Center at Penn Medicine University City.

    “It’s All About Access”: PPMC’s New GI Center Provides Crucial Community Care

    June 04, 2021
    After three years of planning, PPMC successfully moved its gastroenterology team out of the hospital and across the street. The all-new Penn Digestive and Liver Health Center, now located at Penn Medicine University City, aims to provide convenient access to both clinic visits and outpatient procedures for patients with a range of GI conditions, and particularly those living in West Philadelphia
  • Martine Kersaint, MBA, HUP’s senior clinical engineer

    People of the Pavilion

    June 04, 2021
    The Pavilion has always been a “team effort” and the effort to make sure all systems are “go” when it opens in the fall rests on the skills and expertise of staff and faculty throughout HUP. We’ll share many of their stories on Facebook in the months ahead but read about the contributions of just a few people who will ensure the continuity of patient care excellence in this new facility.
  • A Penn Medicine provider speaks with a patient after administering a COVID vaccine in her home.

    Vaccine House Calls Bring COVID Protection Home

    June 04, 2021
    Penn Medicine is helping to ensure that COVID vaccinations are available to all Philadelphia residents 16 and older, especially those facing barriers in getting to vaccination sites, such as the elderly and the disabled.
  • An AngelEye Camera — a secure, live stream video service now installed at Chester County Hospital's NICU — looks over a newborn’s crib.

    AngelEye Keeps NICU Parents Connected with Preemies

    June 04, 2021
    Parents with preemies on the neonatal ICU want to stay with their newborn as much as possible but that’s often a challenge, especially with COVID restrictions. Now CCH offers AngelEye, a live stream video, that helps families keep connected with their babies around the clock, using a single app on any device.
  • The Healthcare Heroes Garden at Pennsylvania Hospital recognizes the efforts of every clinical and nonclinical employee while navigating a year of unprecedented challenges, and honors those who lost their lives to the coronavirus.

    PAH Dedicates New Garden to Healthcare Heroes

    June 04, 2021
    Many employees — both clinical and non-clinical — showed courage and compassion in fighting COVID-19. To recognize these heroic efforts – and honor those who lost their lives in the pandemic — Pennsylvania Hospital erected a memorial on the hospital grounds.
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