PA) - Remember a loved one this holiday season by sponsoring
a light in their honor on a "Light Up a Life"
tree. The "Light Up a Life" ceremonies, sponsored
by Wissahickon Hospice, a part of the PENN Home Care
and Hospice Services, will feature speakers, musicians,
a Tribute Book, and refreshments. The "Light Up
a Life" ceremonies offer a way to celebrate your
continuing love for family and friend and share in the
ongoing work of caring for the physical, emotional,
and spiritual needs of so many of their patients and
"Light Up a Life" ceremonies will be held
at the following locations:
- Elm Garden at Pennsylvania Hospital
Thursday, December 5, 4:30 pm
Co-chairs are Dr. David Mintzer, Chief of Hematology-Oncology
at Pennsylvnaia Hospital;
Rita Boyle, Friend of Wissahickon Hospice.
- New Fountain Park (Located next to Borders Book
Store) in Chestnut Hill
Sunday, December 8, 4:00 pm
Chair, Joe Magarity, Owner and President of Magarity
Ford and Chevrolet.
Wissahickon Hospice is one of the oldest and largest
non-profit programs in the region. Established in 1982,
this year marks twenty years of providing compassionate
and professional care toe patients and families to our
surrounding communities. Contribution made through "Light
Up a Life" ceremonies help to extend the work of
the Hospice program.
To sponsor a light, call the Wissahickon Hospice at
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.