PA) On June 24, Wissahickon Hospice, part of the University
of Pennsylvania Health System, will move its main office
from Chestnut Hill to One Presidential Boulevard in
Bala Cynwyd. The Bala Cynwyd location, which is the
main office for Penn Care at Home, will allow the Wissahickon
Hospice team to work more closely with other Penn Care
at Home organizations.
Hospice programs provide health care and supportive
services, primarily in the home, to people with terminal
illnesses, The goal of hospice care is to care for the
physical, emotional and spiritual need of patients and
their families. Joan Doyle, Executive Director of
Penn Home Care and Hospice, says the mover will
allow the team of staff and trained volunteers to provide
better care, comfort and support. "We are delighted
to have Wissahickon Hospice join the other Penn Home
Care organizations in the new, modern facilities at
Bala Cynwyd. Together our team of professionals will
be able to better serve patients, caregivers and families
throughout southeastern Pennsylvania."
Wissahickon Hospice is celebrating its 20th anniversary
this year. When the Hospice was established in 1982,
it served patients in northwest Philadelphia and southeastern
Montgomery County. Today Wissahickon serves patients
throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware
and Chester counties--over 1,200 patients and their
Wissahickon Hospice was the first Medicare-certified
hospice in Pennsylvania and is accredited by the Joint
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
More information about Wissahickon Hospice and its
services can be obtained 24 hours a day at 1-800-700-8807.
Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.