GHHS Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care

Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care will take place February 10-14, 2020. Order your materials for this year’s Solidarity Week HERE

The participation from our chapters during 2019 Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care was beyond inspiring. Our chapters held panel discussions on topics such as gentrification in West Philadelphia, Immigrant Health, and how to better care for our veterans. Our members baked, cooked, crafted, and put together gift baskets for their patients and their families, and most importantly spent hours harnessing a deep human connection with them. We are grateful to all of our members for the ongoing humanistic impact that they are having in their communities.

To see what other GHHS Chapters did around the nation in 2019, click here!

2020 Solidarity Week Participants

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Dartmouth, Geisel School of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Mercer University School of Medicine
New York Medical College
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
University of Florida College of Medicine
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
University of Texas Health San Antonio
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
USF Health
USF Morsani College of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest School of Medicine
WellSpan Health Chambersburg Hospital
West Virginia University School of Medicine

How did Solidarity Week start?

The national Gold Humanism Honor Society office established National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Care in 2011 to highlight the nation-wide movement promoting  provider-patient relationships based on caring, personalization, and mutual respect.  Momentum gathered particularly after the Senate passed a resolution in 2013 and 2014 to officially recognize Solidarity Day on the national calendar, and it is now typically celebrated on or around Valentine’s Day.  In 2016, many chapters celebrated a week of events instead of just one day.