Passavant Hospital Auxiliary
Men and women are invited to join a long-standing dedicated group of volunteers who make up the Passavant Hospital Auxiliary. The Auxiliary conducts many fundraising events that benefit the patients, families and staff of UPMC Passavant. Jewelry sales, cookie sales, a book sale and the Lights of Love tree are just a few of the Auxiliary's projects.
Making an Impact
Over the years the Auxiliary has raised and donated over $4,000,000, helping to make our facility the world-class hospital it is today. The Auxiliary funds projects large and small that benefit patients, their families, and those who care for them.
Recently the Auxiliary funded a handheld echo/ultrasound machine for quick diagnosis at bedside in an emergency situation. “It has dramatically improved the speed and accuracy of our assessment in patients that are acutely short of breath or those with low blood pressure,” said pulmonologist Dr. Thomas Rice. “The ability to rapidly image the heart and lungs at the bedside to not only diagnose but also guide therapeutic interventions improves patient care and will ultimately lead to lower health costs as less further diagnostic testing will be required.”
Annually the Auxiliary funds college scholarships for outstanding hospital volunteers.
Other recent Auxiliary projects include a lactation room for nursing mothers, a gynecological stretcher for the Cranberry campus, and home-like furnishings for the hospital's two hospice rooms in McCandless. Four auxiliary projects in 2016 totaled $101,242.
Lights of Love Tree
The annual Lights of Love Tree is lit at UPMC Passavant in December. The lighting features music and a visit from Santa! A donation of $5 or more will place a light on the tree in memory or honor of someone special. NEW THIS YEAR: Doves of Love for a donation of $10 or more. The name(s) are also placed in a Book of Honor displayed in the lobby. Download the Lights of Love Brochure to dedicate your lights and doves.
Check the events Calendar to see all the 2017 Auxiliary Fundraising events.
New members are always welcome. If you have questions or are interested in joining the Passavant Hospital Auxiliary please contact Alice Burke at 412-748-6640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janet Heidet, President
Carol Koontz, Vice President
Thelma Sherrett, Secretary
Jean Eckert, Treasurer
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