The Update: January 2018

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Free Sports Education 

On January 22nd from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, we will be holding an educational event for coaches, parents and athletes focused on common injuries, rehabilitation and injury prevention in female athletes. 


This is a free event that will be held at the Penn Medicine Randor campus. Hear from sports medicine experts Kate E. Temme, MD, CAQSM Co-Director, Penn Center for the Female Athlete; Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Surgery and Molly Dang, PT, DPT, OCS Advanced Clinician of Physical Therapy. All attendees will be able to participate in a free screening to access their risk of injury. 


To register, call 215-893-2548 or email .

Well Deserved Recognition

The Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse awarded Brian Walters, RTT, MA, with the organization's first Pulmonary Health and Illness of the Lungs (PHIL) Award. 

This award is part of a nationally recognized hospital-based recognition program dedicated to honoring outstanding respiratory therapists patients, family members and other caregivers. Brian was nominated by Deneen Stokes, MSN, RN, PCCN, who works alongside him caring for patients at The Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse. 

"Brian exemplifies the culture of unity and mutual respect at Good Shepherd Penn Partners," shared Deneen in her nomination submission. "He is willing to lend a hand to any and all departments in need of help, from linen bag removal to pull ups."

Learn more about the PHIL Award and how to submit a nomination.

Caregiver Support Group

Join us for our combined support group on Thursday, January 18th from 3:00 - 4:30 pm at our Rittenhouse campus. The group will provide a safe environment to discuss successes, challenges, and support for you, the caregiver, to offer the best care for your loved one living with a life changing diagnosis. Through our special combined support group, we provide education and encouragement for caregivers providing for patients recovering from spinal cord injury, amputation, aphasia, brain injury, medically complex conditions and stroke. 

Let us know your coming by calling 215-893-6324, or via email at or