Save the Date for the Legacy of Caring Gala 2020!

Passavant Hospital Foundation is pleased to host the Sixth Annual Legacy of Caring Gala on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh - Cranberry.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Anthony R. Savannah at 412-748-5788.

Event Schedule:

5:30 PM Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Legacy of Caring Awards

Legacy of Caring Gala 2019

The Foundation is pleased to recognize the 2019 Legacy of Caring Honoree! 

Picture    Pictured from Left:
    Scott Celin, MD
    Marge Hammer- Volunteer 
    Donno Ottoviani, MSN, RN
    Mary McLaughlin, MSN, RN, OCN
    Philip Iozzi, DO
    Linda M. Kurta, BSN, RN
    Daniel Duker, MD
    Irene Eberz, BSN, RN
    Honoring the Legacy of Matthew Morrow

Passavant Hospital Foundation hosted the Sixth Annual Legacy of Caring Gala on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh - Cranberry (new location!) with a crowd nearly of 460 guests! This event honored some of the special individuals who have made an impact on UPMC Passavant's 170 years of service by caring for our patients, their families, physicians and employees and  the communities we serve. The evening featured Ursula Wielechowski's story of survivorship.

Special thanks to Marion Swanson Piotrowski, Gala Chair; Karen Barkey, MD, Physician Chair; D. Kelly Agnew, MD, emcee, Mike Lysakowski, Auctioneer; and the Legacy of Caring Gala Committee.

To conclude the celebration of UPMC Passavant, the Foundation Honored the Legacy of Matthew Morrow by renaming the "Spirit of Passavant" the "Matthew Morrow, Spirit of Passavant Award"

Click here to view photos from this year's event on the Foundation's Facebook Page. 

Legacy of Caring Gala 2018

Passavant Hospital Foundation hosted the Fifth Annual Legacy of Caring Gala on Thursday, September 27, 2018 with a crowd of over 430 guests. The evening celebrated the 2018 Legacy of Caring Honorees for their incredible contributions to our hospital, patients, and community.  Special thanks to Marion Swanson Piotrowski, Gala Chair; Scott E. Celin, MD, Physician Chair; D. Kelly Agnew, MD, emcee; and the Legacy of Caring Gala Committee.

The evening featured Susanne Senyo's story of survivorship. Click here to view her video testimonial.

Legacy of Caring Honorees 2018The Foundation is pleased to recognize the 2018

Legacy of Caring Honorees. 
Pictured From Left:

Alan Solter, MD 
Jef Landau of  Landau Building Company 
Joseph M. Romano, MD 
Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, PhD 
Robert P. Edwards, MD 
Diane Kolling 
Michael W. Weiss, MD 
Linda Bryner, RRT
Shelley Miller, DNP, RN, NP-C 
Robert H. Potter, Jr., MD, FAAFP 
Steven P. Harris, MD
David T. Martin

View photos from the event on the Foundation's Facebook page.

Legacy of Caring Gala 2017

A sell-out crowd of 460 guests celebrated the 4th Annual Legacy of Caring Gala on Thursday, September 28, 2017.  The event was emceed by D. Kelly Agnew, MD and included musical entertainment by the Pittsburgh Penguins' own Jeff Jimerson and children of UPMC Passavant staff Mallory Farah and Lauren Rajasenan. Over $141,000 was raised including $25,000 for patient assistance. Click here to view a video testimonial from one grateful family.

2017 HonoreesTen deserving individuals were honored at the event in recognition of their incredible impact on our patients and hospital.

Pictured from left: JoAnn Hovis, RN; Louis Heyl, MD; Gayle Sklarsky, RN, BS, CCRN; Steven Jones, MD; Cindy Emminger; Theodore Crandall, MD; Maggie Lattanzio, MSN, RN, CCRN; Frank Finley, Judith Shisler, RN, OCN.

Not pictured: Darlene Hills, RN, MSN, CCRN.

View a photo album from the gala on the Foundation's Facebook page.

Legacy of Caring Gala 2016

The celebration was held on Thursday October 13, 2016 at the Marriott North in Cranberry. Passavant Hospital Foundation honored seven individuals who have served long and well to make our hospital a world-class facility in our backyard.
Honorees Group Shot website
Honorees pictured from left:  LouAnn Brindle, MSN, RN, CPCS, James Boyle, MD, Susan Hoolahan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Alex Chen, MD, John Houston II, Esq., Cynthia Stauber, MSN, RN, NE-BC.
Not pictured: Kiran Rajasenan, MD.

Emceeing the event was Jim Krenn, comedian and radio personality, with additional entertainment by Donna and Mark Grooms of Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners. Gala chair was Todd R. McAliley and honorary co-chair was Lewis "Pete" Nettrour, MD.

Click here to watch a video of the evening from one awardee's perspective.


Legacy of Caring Gala 2015

2015 HonoreesPassavant Hospital Foundation hosted the Second Annual Legacy of Caring Gala at Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township on October 8, 2015. The honorees were:

Top Row (from left):  Elaine H. Wolford, MSN, RN, Daniel Sullivan, MD, Thomas Schauble, MD, Richard S. Hamilton, Jeanmarie Daughtery, RN, CEN Bottom Row (from left):  Janet D. Lindner, RPh, Terri Petrick, Christine Koenig, Not Pictured:  Ralph DeStefano, JD, Robert Ford, MD Posthumous Honorees:  Gerald Cessna, MD, Alexander McAliley, William Slowik, AIA.

Gala Chair was the late Paul Slowik, AIA, son of the hospital's original architect William Slowik. Co-chair was Todd R. McAliley, son of former hospital president, Alexander McAliley. Honorary Co-chair was Jesse Weigel, MD, one of last year's honorees.

A crowd of 320 attended.

Legacy of Caring Gala 2014

Golden Anniversary 1964-2014

50 years

On October 9, 2014, Passavant Hospital Foundation celebrated the 50th anniversary of bringing Passavant Hospital to the North Hills with the presentation of the inaugural Legacy of Caring Awards, recognizing those individuals who have played a vital role growing UPMC Passavant into a world-class hospital.

Seven awards, one for each decade, and two special awards, were presented to the following awardees:

First Decade, 1964-73:  John Earl, A. Linn & Jesse Weigel, MDs
Second Decade, 1974-83: Lewis (Pete) & Scott Nettrour, MDs
Third Decade, 1984-93: Ralph Gaudio, MD
Fourth Decade, 1994-2003: Libby Shumaker, RN, MSN
Fifth Decade, 2004-2014: Matt El-Kadi, MD
Legacy of Service: Virginia Cole
James and Henrietta Lear Legacy of Leadership: Patricia Kutcher

Additional honorees included William J. Bentz, DO, Joan M. Bodnar, RN, LouAnn Brindle, MSN, RN, CPCS, Ralph DeStefano, JD, Robert Ford, MD, Marjorie Gould, MBA, MSN, RN, Julie Kincak, and Elsie Kuba.

Hospital President Dave Martin recapped the hospital's history.

Here are some photos of last year's honorees.

Honoree LouAnn Brindle

Honoree Libby Shumaker and husband

Honoree Dr. Robert Ford and wife