Each year, employees and students from PCOM purchase paper hearts, which decorate
paper Christmas trees around campus. A ceremonial tree lighting also took place in
the campus courtyard, with the lights on the tree representing the hearts purchased.
The event, which took place on Monday, Dec. 17, was hosted by Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81, president and CEO of PCOM. Dr. Feldstein welcomed Jim Murray, co-founder of the
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and former general manager of the Philadelphia
Eagles, to the ceremony and presented Mr. Murray with a check for $800 on behalf of
the PCOM community.
Founded in 1974, the Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children
by creating a community of comfort and hope. The first Ronald McDonald House was founded
in Philadelphia and this original model has been used for over 364 Houses in 64 countries
Since “Lights of Love” began in 2001, the PCOM community has raised more than $13,000
in support of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic
medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in
applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic
medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership
and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service
to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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