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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 and facilities at UPMC Passavant in McCandless and Cranberry and to provide health education and outreach programming in the community.


Facility Improvements

Honoring Joseph Michael Chubbuck

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.

In 2015 the Foundation funded $575,000 in renovations to the inpatient floor where most of the patients are receiving cancer treatment. A generous donation from the Chubbuck family of Rome NY allowed a family respite alcove to be dedicated at the end of the hall on that floor. 

Every rehab patient has a walker if needed

Department Grants

In 2014 the Foundation announced 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. Last year, 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.

A Legacy of Caring

We've just celebrated 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 Golden Anniversary Gala marking this milestone, on October 9, 2014 at the Le Mont.

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