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    How a Roller Derby Team Promotes Community and Kindness

    September 20, 2022

    Supported by Penn Medicine CAREs, Philly Roller Derby Juniors offers an inclusive environment and boosts self-esteem among young skaters, earning their first gold medal and title as the top open-gender junior roller derby team in the country in July.

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    Show Your Heart Some Love & Know Your Numbers

    February 26, 2018

    Each February, the American Heart Association (AHA) encourages every American to celebrate Heart Month by learning about their risks for cardiovascular diseases and by taking steps to reduce those risks with a commitment to healthier, heart-conscious lifestyle choices.

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    ‘Tis the Season for Service

    December 22, 2017

    Penn Medicine is proud to have employees who are committed to making a meaningful mark on their local communities, and while their enthusiasm for sharing their knowledge, expertise, and compassion spans all year round, there is undoubtedly something especially "magical" about giving back during the "most wonderful time of the year."

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    Sharing Examples of Caring this Season

    December 18, 2017

    Service to community takes many unique forms among Penn Medicine staff. These are just a few stories of work members of our community perform beyond the walls of our hospitals, clinics and classrooms year round. In honor of the season of giving, Penn Medicine debuts four new short videos of Penn Medicine CAREs-funded initiatives making a difference all year long.

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    Saving Our Sox for the Homeless

    August 21, 2017

    Anyone who’s ever been a patient in a hospital is most likely familiar with nonslip socks. Some patients take the socks home with them — but, most often, the socks are left behind and then thrown out after just a single wear. A new initiative at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is slowly changing that scenario, repurposing the socks for the homeless.

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    The Season of Giving Lasts 365 Days a Year

    December 16, 2016

    Twenty-six percent of Philadelphians live in poverty—the highest among the 10 most populous cities in the United States. Seeing this need, Penn Medicine staff and students work year-round to support the communities in which Penn Medicine calls home. Here, we review a few of the programs that change the lives of our patients, neighbors, and shape our communities for years to come.

  • Stop the Bleed

    September 12, 2016

    Penn Medicine's Patrick K. Kim, MD, Trauma Program Director for the Penn Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery, answers questions from a group of Philadelphia nurses on wound care and tourniquet application. While students were picking out their outfits and sharpening pencils, and teachers were preparing their...

  • 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival Recap (Slide Show)

    May 15, 2015

    The fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival is now a happy memory for all who participated, yet the creativity, as well as knowledge of science that Penn Medicine faculty, staff, and students shared with the public, will last until the next festival. Penn Med took part in many activities all over...

  • 2015 Facts & Figures: The Nuts and Bolts of Penn Medicine

    March 17, 2015

    Did you know that Penn Medicine has a $6.5 billion impact on the state of Pennsylvania each year? Or that it maintains nearly 2,000 licensed hospital beds to care for patients throughout the greater Philadelphia region? The latest edition of Penn Medicine’s 2015 Facts & Figures has been released and...

  • Tis the Season to Give

    December 24, 2014

    Penn Medicine staff help those in need throughout the year but the “giving” reaches new levels in the weeks leading up to the holidays. Outreach efforts started early this year when nearly 80 Penn Medicine staff and their families and friends volunteered at The Great Gathering, a Thanksgiving feast for...

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