Passavant Hospital Foundation

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.

Passavant Hospital Foundation has been supporting UPMC Passavant and providing free outreach, health, and wellness programs throughout the community since 1981.

Passavant Hospital Foundation may have impacted you or one of your family members if you or a loved one has received treatment at UPMC Passavant in McCandless or Cranberry, or if you have attended one of the Foundation’s free health and wellness programs, medical screenings or support groups offered throughout the northern region.

Passavant Hospital Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance the health and wellness of our community by providing grants for facilities, technology, and equipment to support excellence in patient care at UPMC Passavant, as well as a vast array of health education seminars, medical screenings and support groups that are free and open to all. Since its inception in 1981, the Foundation has formed strong community partnerships for a greater impact on health concerns that affect all of us, ultimately helping you, your family, friends, and neighbors lead healthier, happier lives.

Passavant Hospital Foundation Invests in the Future of Quality Health Care

While the demand for health care servicescontinues to increase across the United States, the number of active physicians is decreasing. One solution to this dichotomy lies with Advanced Practice Providers (APPs).

An APP is a health care provider who is not a physician but is able to perform medical activities typically performed by physicians, such as conducting health exams; prescribing medications; ordering lab work and other tests; or helping patients manage chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease. They are most commonly Nurse Practitioners (NPs) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs), Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) or Physician Assistants (PAs). They have master’s or post-master’s degrees, are board-certified, and fully licensed. AllAPPs complete 100 hours of continuing education every two years and undergo a rigorous re-certification process every 10 years. Since their introduction in the 1960s, APPs have collaborated with physicians to improve access to treatmentand overall patient satisfaction. There are 1,081 physicians and 485 APPs on staff at UPMC Passavant – McCandless and UPMC Passavant – Cranberry. “Most of our patients encounter an APP during their stay, whether that stay is long or short,” said Wende Goncz, DO, MMM, clinical director of Anesthesiology, and Medical Staff President of UPMC Passavant. “I witness the benefits of our APPs every day. They help us, as physicians, take better care of our patients.” While APPs at UPMC Passavant are  busy supporting physicians and patients,  Passavant Hospital Foundation is uplifting APPs by sponsoring events like an APP Academy and an APP Appreciation Week each year. 

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Passavant Hospital Foundation is Celebrating
National Doctor's Day and Saying Thank You to OUR
UPMC Passavant Physicians!

National Doctor's Day is on March 30, 2023!

Has a doctor made a difference in your life?

Perhaps it was a physician who made a difficult diagnosis for you or someone you love. Maybe it was a surgeon who performed a life-saving operation. Possibly it was a specialist who encouraged and supported you through a difficult health crisis.

The doctors at UPMC Passavant have dedicated their lives to healing others. We ask you to join us in honoring your doctor on National Doctor's Day, set aside each year for the past 90 years to recognize the contributions that physicians have made to their patients and their communities. 

Say Thank You to Your UPMC Passavant Physician!

Passavant Hospital Foundation

2023 Spring Newsletter

2022 Fall Newsletter

2022 Spring Newsletter

2021 Annual Report

Passavant Hospital Foundation
2022 Highlight Stories

During the second quarter, Folgers Coffee gave UPMC Passavant a new machine to trial run for free in UPMC Passavant McCandless Cafeteria, which led the cafeteria staff to raise money for the Patient Assistance Fund by charging $2 per cup of coffee. Overall, this initiative raised $1,818.54 to support our patients.

Passavant Hospital Foundation hosted UPMC Passavant Physicians for an evening of wine, shopping and fundraising at Kiya Tomlin where 10% of the sales benefitted Passavant Hospital Foundation's Mission. Overall, $500 was raised that evening to support our patients, their families, UPMC Passavant staff and the communities we serve.

Landau Building Company 16th Annual Customer Appreciation Trap Shoot raised $2,500 to support Passavant Hospital Foundation's Mission. Overall, Landau Building Company Annual Customer Appreciation Shoot has raised over $56,000 to support our patients, their families, UPMC Passavant Staff and the communities we serve.

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