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In these posts, employees across Highmark Health share personal stories about their individual, workplace, and community health experiences. You’ll find posts about weight and fitness challenges, coping with serious illness, and caring for loved ones as well as stories about career growth and volunteer activities.

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Posted January 16, 2019
Dr. Allan Philp, chief trauma surgeon at AHN
A “dedication to take care of one person at a time” has guided Dr. Allan Philp in both military and civilian trauma surgery. Read More
Posted December 18, 2018
Dr. Kathleen Costanzo
In sports medicine, family medical practice, and teaching, Dr. Kathleen Costanzo lives the ideal of “put your patient first.” Read More
Posted November 12, 2018
How does sadness transform into hope? Hear about one teen’s grieving journey, before, during and after the Caring Place. Read More
Posted November 5, 2018
U.S. flag in foreground with silhouetted human figures and a fireworks display behind it
Whether your target is personal or professional, get some insights and inspiration from former Navy SEAL Kevin Lacz. Read More
Posted September 27, 2018
Members of the EAST BRG and Diversity and Inclusion team at the group's formal launch event
For employees, patients, and local communities, the EAST BRG promotes understanding and inclusion of Asian populations. Read More
Posted August 29, 2018
Sleeve of Jim Stupar's uniform showing logo for Disaster Medical Assistance Team
In a disaster zone you may learn about DMATs in person. At a safer distance, try this interview with a DMAT veteran. Read More
Posted June 29, 2018
A young tour guide points out a view to four older hikers in the Scottish Highlands
Ok, it’s not the Scottish Highlands, but this guided tour of our blog can help you get more out of your travels with us. Read More

The Caring Place

Since 1997, the Highmark Caring Place has helped thousands of families by providing support for grieving children. By creating awareness of their needs and offering programs and services for children and their families, the Caring Place creates an empowering atmosphere for managing grief.

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