GHHS Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care

Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care will take place February 10-14, 2020. Check back beginning December 16, 2019 to order your materials for next year’s Solidarity Week.

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, click here!

2019 Solidarity Week Participants

A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Boston University School of Medicine
Brody School of Medicine – East Carolina University
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine
East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Howard University College of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine at University at Buffalo
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
KUMC – University of Kansas Medical Center
LSU Health Shreveport
LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans
Marshall University School of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Medical School for International Health
Medical University of SC College of Medicine
Mercer University
Mount Saint Mary’s University
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Penn State College of Medicine GHHS
Perelman School of Medicine at the Univ of Pennsylvania
Rowan University
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Texas A&M College of Medicine
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
UC Davis School of Medicine
UC Irvine School of Medicine
UC Riverside School of Medicine: Family and Preventive Medicine Interest Group
UIC College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
University of Alabama College of Medicine
University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Michigan Medical School
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
University of South Alabama
University of South Carolina SOM Greenville
University of South Florida/USF Health
University of Utah School of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
UT Southwestern GHHS
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
VCOM-Virginia Campus
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.