News Release
 

April 15, 2010

CONTACT: Kim Guenther
215-662-6183
kim.guenther@uphs.upenn.edu

Penn Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System


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http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2010/04/penn-presbyterian-community-health-fair/

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Nurses Organize Grassroots Community Health Fair

April 17 Event Provides Free Dental, Medical, Pharmaceutical Screenings to West Philadelphia Residents

PHILADELPHIA – For the second year, nurses at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center have gathered experts in health and wellness together for a free community health fair in West Philadelphia. Last year, more than 265 children, adults and seniors attended the event. This year, people can attend the free “Spring into Health Community Day” to receive blood pressure and diabetes screenings, HIV testing, nutritional and smoking cessation counseling, pharmaceutical medication review, physical fitness, stress management tips and more. In addition, there will be cultural performances, face painting, light food and giveaways throughout the afternoon. The event is free and open to the public.

WHERE:

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

Directions and Parking information available online.  

WHEN:

Saturday, April 17, 2009
12PM – 4PM

WHO:

Please call in advance to arrange interviews with:

  • Penn Presbyterian critical care nurse Shonta Collins, RN, BSN, MPA, Founder and President of Explorers Sans Frontières (ESF), a grass roots organization supporting underserved populations in both the local and global community.

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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 $4.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 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 $392 million awarded in the 2013 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Chester County Hospital; 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 2013, Penn Medicine provided $814 million to benefit our community.