Patrick J. Brennan, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania Health System Elected to Good Shepherd Home Board2/6/2008
February 6, 2008
Allentown, PA—The Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America recently elected Patrick J. Brennan, M.D., to a three-year term on the Good Shepherd Home Board of Trustees. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the Synod elects two-thirds of the trustees to the Good Shepherd Home Board.
Dr. Brennan is the chief medical officer and senior vice president of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and is a professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brennan is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Dr. Brennan received a bachelor's degree from Allentown College (now DeSales University) and received a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed a residency at Temple University School of Medicine and a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Dr. Brennan practiced medicine at Temple University Hospital. Awards he received include: the Temple University School of Medicine Alumni Achievement Award in 2007; the C.W. Hanson Medical Staff Service Award of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2006; and the "Outstanding Teacher Award" from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2001.
Dr. Brennan currently serves as a board member for the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Wissahickon Hospice.
The Good Shepherd Home, the parent organization and governing board of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, has subsidiaries that include: The Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, The Good Shepherd Home Long Term Care Facility, Inc., The Good Shepherd Workshop/Vocational Services, Inc., Good Shepherd Long Acute Care Services, Inc. and the Good Shepherd Housing Development Corporation.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 36,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 7 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 14 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products store called Rehability. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.goodshepherdrehab.org