PPH celebrates resident nurses - Sister Maryann Tregoning - Philadelphia Protestant Home
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PPH celebrates resident nurses – Sister Maryann Tregoning

Posted on: May 09, 2022

Sister Maryann Tregoning (left) at an Alternative to Violence (ATV) project event. She was one of 120 national and international attendees.

PPH resident, Sister Maryann Tregoning, spent 48 years in Ghana as a sister of the Medical Mission Sisters teaching nursing. Maryann received her Registered Nurse degree in Detroit. While in school, she met both students and teachers who were Medical Mission Sisters. This connection inspired her to join this amazing organization. Maryann was inspired to become a nurse because one of her aunts was a nurse and she wanted to be just like her!

The Medical Mission Sisters (MMS) is an international Catholic Society of approximately 550 sisters and associates. They live and work on five continents, providing health Care to the poor and those in need. Their headquarters is located close to PPH in the Fox Chase neighborhood. Asked what advice she would give to someone considering a nursing career, she shared “nursing is one of the best, if not THE best career.” To read more about The Medical Mission Sisters, click here.

Thank you Sister Maryann!


What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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