Each quarter, the Penn Medicine CAREs Grant program invites LG Health employees and Medical & Dental Staff members to apply for grants on behalf of a not-for-profit organization for which they volunteer.
Penn Medicine CAREs was established to offer institutional support to individuals and programs in the form of grants that can be used for the purchase of supplies and resources to perform work in the community.
LG Health’s Penn Medicine CAREs Grant recipients for summer 2019 include Jon Echterling, CRNP, The Heart Group; Duane Furman, PA-C, LG Health Physicians Infectious Diseases; and Jo Ann Miller, CRNP, Manager, Trauma Services.
Echterling received a grant to help provide secure, shared and timely rides for Lancaster General Hospital patients living with a left ventricular assist device, so they can receive crucial follow-up care.
Furman received a grant for Katallasso Family Health Center, a free health clinic that provides high-quality care for uninsured people in York and surrounding areas. His grant funding will help meet the need for patient education, medications and general care, including dental and optometry care.
Miller received a grant for Anabaptist Stop the Bleed, which benefits local K-12 teachers and students, including those at Old Order Amish and Mennonite schools. Most of the funding will go toward purchasing supplies for preparing first aid and tourniquet kits.
Learn more about the Penn Medicine CAREs Grant application process.