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Penn Medicine CAREs Luncheon Recognizes Employee Community Service

Earlier this month, UPHS CEO Ralph Muller, Susan Phillips, senior vice president for public affairs, and JudySchueler, BS, MS, vice president, organizational development, chief humanresources officer, joined Penn Medicine staff and friends for a luncheonrecognizing this past year’s Penn Medicine CAREs grant recipients.Continuing its commitment to underserved communities, PennMedicine started the CAREs Foundation Grant Program in January 2012 to supportand recognize faculty, student, and/or staff efforts to improve the health ofthe community and increase volunteerism in community-based programs. During thepast year, with financial support from CAREs, employees have addressedhealth disparities, providedcare to seniors, providedCPR training and blood pressure screening at permanent housing for thepreviously homeless, helpedprevent youth violence, and numerous other initiatives.


At the luncheon, Schueler expressed appreciation to thosegrant recipients who spend “an incredible amount of time and effort here atPenn Medicine and choose to pay it forward in our community.”

Eachquarter, CAREs awards grants of up to $2000 per project to community andhospital-based programs on behalf of the employee(s) or Perelman School ofMedicine student(s) who volunteer their time to support the program. Thefunding is eligible for expenses related to initiatives in community healthimprovement services, health professions education, subsidized health services,cash and in-kind contributions, or community building activities.

Click here for photos of theevent.

For moreinformation and apply, please visit and read about theprogram at the Penn Medicine Newsblog.


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