All donations stay local and are matched to the donor’s passion.
Whether it is supporting the emergency department, cancer services, home care and hospice, or another specific service line, contributions are at work every day to provide life-changing medicine.
Aiding Victims of Violence
Donations help bolster services for victims of sexual assault. Forensic nursing sits at the intersection of health care and the legal system, with skilled practitioners delivering specialized care for victimized and abused patients. For those seeing sexual assault victims, that means becoming a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). The nurses make sure that patients have everything they need medically, but they are also collecting evidence to help back up the patient and law enforcement if the time comes that they want to go to trial or choose to press charges.
Training the "Hidden Profession"
A Laboratory and Pathology Endowment was recently created to help Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) students offset the cost of completing the MLS program. Additionally, two retired physicians — Dr. Donald J. Leathers and Dr. Sheldon M. Schwartz — also recently created endowments in their names to generate scholarships for students.
Better Equipped to Serve Dialysis Patients
A newly relocated hemodialysis unit at UPMC Williamsport features state-of-the-art equipment thanks to funding from the William and Elizabeth Frederick Endowment Fund, which was established specifically to meet future dialysis needs at UPMC in North Central Pa. The 15 new pieces of equipment, which cost nearly $140,000, allow staff to increase the level of care offered to acutely ill patients undergoing hemodialysis.
CAREpoint Plays a Pivotal Role in Delivering the Highest Quality of Care to Patients
Generous donors have donated to implement CAREpoint – a comprehensive, integrated workstation that allows medical teams to improve communication, workflow, and, most important, patient care. It allows emergency department staff to consolidate everything – radios, phones, and computers. What was once jumbled on a long desk is now a single workstation, saving a lot of room, improves efficiency, and eliminates the need to go back and forth among all the devices.
It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L)
It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L), combines touch-screen computers with intuitive, picture-based software and an extensive, continually updated content library to provide a personalized experience for residents in our skilled nursing facilities. It can be used for therapy, family, or leisure purposes — individually or with a group.
Benevolent Care Fund Helps Patients in Need
Over the last two decades, one of the largest gatherers of publicly provided data has been tracking the percentage of Americans who say they have — or a family member has — postponed medical treatment due to cost. But, thanks to a new fund designed to help those in need of short-term assistance, some patients at UPMC in the Northcentral region will no longer have to postpone medical treatment due to financial hardship.