Arts initiative thanks community for healthcare workers at Penn Medicine

Arts initiative thanks community for healthcare workers at Penn Medicine

PHILADELPHIA CREAM-This week, Penn Medicine unveiled a new digital art collaboration with five local and national artists, from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, which will paints a picture of community support and gratitude for healthcare workers and their incredible dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These lively, creative pieces will be displayed on digital screens throughout Penn Medicine, as well as health system social media feeds (including instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn), and on the social media accounts of the participating artists: Manuela Guillén, Rachel Breden, Perry Sosi, Faith Henkeand Haley Weaver.

The project starts with a piece from Manuela Guilléna Philadelphia artist and educator born in Miami to Cuban-Salvadoran immigrant parents.

“This illustration is made to honor healthcare workers in and around Philadelphia,” Guillén said. “As a teacher and as someone who also works with the community, this type of work requires that you pour a lot of energy on others and sometimes leave very little for yourself. This artwork shows the public expressing their compassion and gratitude to healthcare workers by symbolically showering them with flowers. »

The campaign can be followed on Penn Medicine’s social media channels (instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) as well as via the hashtags #phillyheARTsyou, #ThankYouHealthcareWorkers and #healthcareheroes.

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 University of Pennsylvania Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine (founded in 1765 as the first medical school in the country) and the University of Pennsylvania Health Systemwhich together make up a $9.9 billion business.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for more than 20 years, according to US News & World Report’s survey of research-intensive medical schools. The school is consistently a top recipient of funding from the nation’s National Institutes of Health, with $546 million awarded in fiscal year 2021.

Patient care facilities in the University of Pennsylvania Health System include: University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center – which are recognized as one of the top “Honor Roll” hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report – Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Other facilities and businesses include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.

Penn Medicine is powered by a talented and dedicated workforce of more than 52,000 people. The organization also has alliances with top community health systems in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, creating more options for patients, wherever they live.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community programs and activities. In fiscal year 2021, Penn Medicine provided more than $619 million to benefit our community.