In this difficult time, the Foundation, PHP and LifeGuard staff members are committed to meeting your needs virtually. You may reach us the following ways…

Foundation Staff: Phone: (717) 558-7750 or (800) 228-7823 and Email: foundation@pamedsoc.org 
PHP Staff:
Phone: (866) 747-2255 or (717) 558-7819, Friday (emergency calls only) Phone: (717) 558-7817, Fax: (855) 933-2605 and Email: php-foundation@pamedsoc.org
LifeGuard Staff: Phone: 717-909-2590, Fax: (855) 943-3361 and Email: info@lifeguardprogram.com 

Additional resource: Face COVID – How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis by Dr. Russ Harris

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Connections - Winter 2019

In this issue:

  • Your wellness: Our priority
    At the 2019 Pennsylvania Medical Society House of Delegates, held Oct. 25-27, in Hershey, the Foundation debuted a video highlighting the work done over the course of the last year surrounding physician wellness and building resilience within our family of medicine. We realize this work is only the beginning, and we look forward to continuing to make your wellness our priority in 2020.

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  • A season of change
    How many of you enjoy change? Rarely do I meet folks who say, “Please turn everything upside down and bring significant change into my life.” As a mother of an autistic young man, I know the potential impact of the smallest change. To help him to adapt, I’ve learned that planning when possible, and compassion and communication in many forms are the essential key ingredients to approaching an unanticipated or completely expected diversion from the status quo.
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  • 2019 House of Delegates

    The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is incredibly grateful for all who made a difference through gifts made during the House of Delegates, held Oct. 25-27, in Hershey. This exceptional generosity will ensure the Foundation is able to make a positive impact for many generations to come. More than $20,000 was donated to our honor campaigns

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  • A beloved family physician makes a difference
    Dr. John Robertson didn’t always want to be a physician. The son of a dairy farmer, Robertson, 91, emulated the veterinarian who would take care of the cows and horses on his parents’ farm. After graduating high school, he helped on the family farm and worked on the railroad. He married his high school sweetheart, Marjorie.
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  • Q & A with new PHP Director Tiffany Booher

    On Sept. 30, 2019, Tiffany Booher, MA, LPC, CAADC, CIP, CCSM took the helm of the Foundation’s Physicians’ Health Program.

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  • Foundation Scholarships

    Congratulations Alliance Medical Education Scholarship recipients!

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  • Message from Dr. Hall

    The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is focused on you. In 2019, we helped you build resilience in your profession, assisted you in finding solutions to stress and burnout and provided opportunities to learn wellness strategies.

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  • Medical student wellness: Critical next steps

    Mara Rice-Stubbs is a medical student at the University of Pittsburgh. Before attending medical school, she served as a critical care nurse. She is the recipient of the 2018 Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation scholarship and the 2018 Foundation Education Award.

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  • Making clinician well-being a priority

    Heather Farley, MD, MHCDS, FACEP, shares successful measures implemented at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Del. She is chief wellness officer at Christiana.

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