Outreach Overview

Passavant Hospital Foundation advances the health and wellness of our community through educational seminars and special community initiatives

Passavant Hospital Foundation’s outreach improves our community’s health through presentations by knowledgeable health professionals. Last year the Foundation provided 30 seminars reaching nearly 2,000 people. Sessions were led by UPMC Passavant physicians, clinicians, therapists and others who are experts in their fields. Our general outreach programs are FREE and open to ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

Click Here to Read Passavant Hospital Foundation 2020 Annual Report. 


Living Life Post Cancer Treatment Series

Nine Week Program beginning March 1, 2022 | Every Tuesday, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Virtually on Zoom

The Living Life Post Cancer Treatment program is a free online program for adults who have completed treatment for any cancer diagnosis within the last two years. This nine week program covers the benefits of exercise, nutrition, emotional support and medical management, and will help you bridge the gap between cancer treatment and life after cancer. Each class offers 30 minutes of exercise and a presentation from experts. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register, contact: Colleen Dwyer Diehl at 412-338-1919 or colleen@cancerbridges.org


Women's Cancer Virtual Education Series 2022

The experts of the Magee-Womens Cancer Program part of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center offer the Women’s Cancer Education Series to provide you and your loved ones with the latest information on women’s cancer and supportive care in women’s health. The Women’s Cancer Education Series is FREE for anyone seeking up-to-date information about women’s cancer-whether newly diagnosed, metastatic, or long-time survivors, their family, and friends, and those who are concerned about the disease. Experts present on a variety of topics related to women’s cancer, followed by a Q and A session. Participants have the opportunity to learn from women’s cancer experts, as well as from other participants’ experiences and exchange of information.

All sessions will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.

Date Topic Presenter(s)
April 20, 2022 Wait, Water and Walk Janette Poppenberg, ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist, ACSM/ACS certified Cancer Exercise Trainer; Exercise is Medicine Level II Credential
May 18, 2022 Weathering the Storm:Navigating the Emotional Aspects of Cancer                                            Robin Valpey, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
September 21, 2022                      In the Bloom: The Benefits of Eating Seasonally Chef Jon Polley and Karen Kubas, MS, RDN, CSO, LDN
October 19, 2022                       Life After Cancer G. Van Londen, MD, MSc

Registration is Required. A link will be emailed to you in the week prior to you first scheduled session.

Click Here to Register


Virtual  Wellness Works

Passavant Hospital Foundation supports UPMC Passavant in McCandless and Cranberry by advancing health and wellness through education, outreach, and grant-making. Join Passavant Hospital Foundation for a new virtual education program with speakers who are expert physicians and top-notch clinicians, providing up-to-date medical information with time for questions and answers. The sessions will be held virtually and are FREE and open to the public.

Reservations are required. Please call 412-748-6640 to register with name and email to receive further communication on how to attend. 

Advances in Breast Imaging

Wednesday, May 4, 2022              8:00AM-9:00AM                   Virtually   

Join Terri-Ann Gizienski, MD Chief of the Clinical Breast Division at UPMC as she talks about new technologies in breast imaging, discusses current recommendations for breast imagining studies and what radiologist looks for on your breast imagining studies.

Speaker: Terri-Ann Gizienski, MD Chief of the Clinical Breast Division at UPMC and Co-Director of Hamot Breast Center.

For The Health of It


Join us in the Spring for our 2022 “For the Health of It” CCAC Series. A Certificate of Attendance for 2.0 Hours is awarded for these seminars. UPMC Passavant is a hospital accredited by The Joint Commission and an approved provider for continuing education requirements for professional nurses. Registration is required. Call 412-788-7546 to register.

Click Here to View the Fall 2022 CCAC Course Schedule 

Wellness Wednesdays at Club Julian

Club Julian 24 Hour Fitness

Wellness Wednesdays at Club Julian, Ross Township feature a variety of health and wellness programs. The sessions feature speakers who are experts in their field and provide up-to-date medical information in layman persons terms. The sessions are held at Club Julian 24 Hour Fitness, 101 Corbett Court, Ross Township. Reservations are required. Please call 412-366-1931 to register.


Community Partnerships

Passavant Hospital Foundation sponsors and host several Continuing Education Credit Conferences and Community Events throughout the year.

In 2021 the Foundation sponsored numerous events such as:

The Bridge to Hope

  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant "Colon Cancer Screenings" 
  • Find A Way by Merril Hoge Inspirational Evening 
  • Bridge to Hope