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MAY 7, 2009
  A Tree Grows in West Philadelphia: Penn Presbyterian’s Rejuvenated Park To Be Dedicated
  Local Leaders To Take Part in Ribbon Cutting for Saunders Park Greene
   

Members of the community enjoy the revitalized Saunders Park Greene.

PHILADELPHIA – West Philadelphia residents have a refreshing, revitalized green space in which to relax and play, thanks to a public-private revitalization project that recently spruced up the Saunders Park Greene with new plantings and signage. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on May 13 in the city-block-size park, which is owned and maintained by Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Funding for the park’s master plan was provided by Bank of America. Additional expertise and support was provided by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Saunders Park Neighbors Association and People’s Emergency Center.

WHERE:

Saunders Park Greene
Powelton Avenue at 39th Street
(Across from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Emergency Department entrance)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Directions are available at http://www.pennmedicine.org/penn-presbyterian-medical-center/visitor-information/

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
3:30 p.m.

WHO:

  • Michele Volpe, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer , Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Tom Woodward, President, Bank of America: Pennsylvania
  • Joan Reilly, Senior Director of Philadelphia Green, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • Gloria Guard, president, People’s Emergency Center
  • Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell
  • Jean Mitchell, Saunders Park Neighbors Association
  • Members of the West Powelton Concerned Community group and other local community members are also expected to attend.

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Penn's School of Medicine is currently ranked #3 in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's survey of top research-oriented medical schools; and, according to the National Institutes of Health, received over $366 million in NIH grants (excluding contracts) in the 2008 fiscal year. Supporting 1,700 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and leaders of academic medicine.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) includes its flagship hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, rated one of the nation’s top ten “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S.News & World Report; Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, named one of the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” for cardiovascular care by Thomson Reuters. In addition UPHS includes a primary-care provider network; a faculty practice plan; home care, hospice, and nursing home; three multispecialty satellite facilities; as well as the Penn Medicine Rittenhouse campus, which offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facilities and outpatient services in multiple specialties.

 

 

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