Welcome to Passavant Hospital Foundation

Mission. Vision. History.

Our Mission:

Passavant Hospital Foundation supports UPMC Passavant in McCandless and Cranberry, advancing health and wellness through education, outreach, and grant making.

Our Vision:

Passavant Hospital Foundation will be a visible extension of the Passavant legacy of caring, making the region a leader in healthcare awareness, accessibility and quality.

Our History:

Passavant Hospital Foundation was incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation in 1981. Funds contributed by the community are used exclusively to develop new hospital services at UPMC Passavant in McCandless and Cranberry and to provide health education and outreach programming in the community.

During its history, the Foundation has helped to fund many hospital projects, contributing more than $122 million. Notably, the Foundation contributed $65 million towards the construction of a seven-floor 188,000 square foot Pavilion on Passavant's 134-acre campus in McCandless. The Foundation contributed $16.4 million to build a conference center and a 250-seat theater on the McCandless campus known as the Passavant Hospital Foundation Conference Center & Legacy Theatre.

Department Grants: In 2014 the Foundation announced 34 grants to hospital departments for technology, equipment and programs which improve patient care. This investment of funds is a collaborative effort with the Passavant Hospital Auxiliary and the hospital itself, so that all departmental requests were met.

Education and Outreach: The Foundation´s education and outreach programming is available to all in our community. The programs provide expert health information in layman´s terms; sessions are FREE and are open to all who wish to attend. In 2013-14, the Foundation provided 87 free seminars reaching 7,047 attendees. Sessions were led by UPMC Passavant physicians, therapists and others who are experts in their fields. A special outreach initiative, in cooperation with the American Heart Association, is teaching CPR to middle-schoolers in all local school districts.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the hospital's move to the North Hills. In 1958, the "Bring It North" campaign was launched with tremendous community support, including fundraising events, door-to-door canvassing for donations and a petition signed by 16,000 citizens pledging to support the facility. The hospital opened its doors at its present location in 1964. To celebrate the efforts of many to bring a hospital to our community, Passavant Hospital Foundation is exhibiting a collection of photographs and memorabilia in the Main Lobby. The Foundation hosted a gala dinner marking this milestone, on October 9, 2014 at the Le Mont.

You can read our most recent newsletter here.

Photos in our revolving masthead:

  • Seneca Resources donated funds for specialized tablets for the Emergency Department
  • Violet the disinfection robot kills bacteria and viruses
  • LouAnn Brindle, center, one of the honorees at the Legacy of Caring dinner
  • The Auxiliary awarded college scholarships to three hospital volunteers
  • Emergency Department nurses teach safety to children and seniors in the community
  • Specialized therapy equipment, funded by the community, aids in stroke recovery
  • Talented volunteer musicians perform in the hospital lobby for the enjoyment of patients and visitors
  • The Gonabe family dedicated a bench to their mother Geraldine's memory in the hospital's Healing Garden. Geraldine was a hospital volunteer.
  • The Scott Electric Foundation made a donation which underwrote an upgrade of equipment to better control light and sound in patient rooms. And it still calls the nurse!

Upcoming Events

8/12/2015 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM Learning About Lupus
8/12/2015 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Diabetes Support Group
8/12/2015 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM Beyond Bridge to Hope
8/19/2015 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM Diabetes Insulin Support Group
8/26/2015 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM In Design Jewelry Sale
9/2/2015 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Osteoporosis
9/9/2015 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Diabetes Support Group
9/9/2015 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM Beyond Bridge to Hope
10/14/2015 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM Beyond Bridge to Hope
10/30/2015 7:30 AM- 3:30 PM 2015 Medical Ethics Conference