WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 2015; 11:00 am–3:00 pm (media is invited from 11:00–11:30 am for Good Food, Healthy Hospitals pledge signing)
WHAT: Lankenau Medical Center will host a Community Thanksgiving Celebration to mark the 155th year of service to the community. The event will feature free activities for the whole family, including tasty bites from gourmet food trucks (including Just Jackie’s, Local 215, The Happy Pita and Jerry’s Kitchen), crafts and rides for kids, games and prizes for the whole family, as well as seasonal healthy cooking demonstrations. The Good Food, Healthy Hospitals pledge will also be signed by a member of the Lankenau Medical Center leadership team. Good Food, Healthy Hospitals is a four year, multi-faceted initiative to transform Philadelphia’s hospital food environment and bring healthier options to employees, visitors and patients. This initiative is being led by Common Market, in collaboration with Get Healthy Philly and Philadelphia hospitals and health care facilities.
WHY: The event is being held as an expression of gratitude to the community for the extraordinary support given over the past 155 years. Since celebrating our 150th anniversary just five years ago, we have worked with the community to transform our physical space into one more reflective of the level of care we provide—that includes the opening of our world class Heart Pavilion. We also continue to successfully prepare promising and passionate physicians of tomorrow, and work to advance the health and well-being of our community members through research to improve the detection and treatment of disease.
WHO: Lankenau Medical Center staff and community members will be in attendance
WHERE: Lankenau Medical Center, 100 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA (follow signs to event location)