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 63 seminars reaching more than 3,200 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 2021 Annual Report. 

Colon Cancer Prevention Screening

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the second-deadliest cancer in the United States among men and women combined. But it doesn’t have to be – if everyone 45 years or older got regular screenings, at least 60% of deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented.

Saturday, March 18, 2023 | By Appointment Only
At registration, you will be given the choice of an online or telephone education/Q&A session. After your session, the FIT kit will be mailed to your home. Health insurance is not required. Call 412-748-5762 with questions.

FREE Colon Cancer Screening with FIT kit*, screening guidance, and nurse education

  • You qualify for this screening if you:
    • Are age 45 to 75 (76 to 85 for those in good health)
    • Have not had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years or have never had a colonoscopy.

* FIT test kit – a more sensitive and easier stool test done at home. The FIT kit will be provided along with a pre-paid mailer for returning it

To Register:Go to UPMC.com/Classes

  • Click on “Health Education,”
  • Click “Cancer,” and select “Colon Cancer Screening (Virtual) at UPMC Passavant, 2023.”
  • Select appointment time.

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.

Northland Public Library | 300 Cumberland Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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

January and February 2023 Flyer

March and April 2023 Flyer

February 23, 2023 March 23, 2023 April 27, 2023
3:00PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Heart Health:
Know the Numbers that matter
Common Hand Conditions:
Diagnosis and Treatment
Gardening Thyme:
Avoid Aches and Pains While Gardening
Venmathi Indrammohan, MD,

UPMC Passavant Heart and Vascular Institute
Trenton M. Gause II, MD,

Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers

Taylor Tisa Docherty, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS,

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services


 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.

CCAC North Campus | 8701 Perry Highway | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Registration is required. Call 412-788-7546 to register.

Click Here to View the 2023 Spring Course Schedule

February 14, 2023 March 14, 2023 April 11, 2023
6:30PM - 8:30PM 6:30PM - 8:30PM 6:30PM - 8:30PM
The Life Saving Love
Language of Emergency Preparedness
Advances in Breast Imaging Tick Borne Diseases in Western PA
Megan Tomaino, MPAS, PA-C,
UPMC Passavant APS/PACU, Department of Anesthesia
Terri-Ann Gizinski, MD
Chief of the Clinical Breast Division at
UPMC and Co-Director of Hamot Breast Center

Libby Ernharth MPAS PA-C
Infectious Diseases, Romano, Pontzer & Associates

Community Partnerships

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

The Bridge to Hope

  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant "Colon Cancer Screenings" 
  • Little Medical School  
  • Bridge to Hope
  • Shred-A-Thon
  • Domestic Violence Seminar

2022 Little Medical School

In May, 30 gifted middle school students at North Allegheny School District got an opportunity to try their hand at being a doctor. During two three-hour workshops presented through Little Medical School - a non-profit organization that provides hands-on interactive programs for youths with a focus on health care students practiced taking vital signs, applying tourniquets, and performing CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. They built models to better understand the components of skin, blood, and the digestive tract. They even simulated hernia surgery by constructing a “hernia” out of balloons, foam sheets, and cheese cloth, then performed a “hernia repair” before suturing the “incision” using authentic needle drivers and pickups. “Students approached these lessons with curiosity and maturity, and they loved the hands-on learning,” said Colleen Morris, a teacher in the school’s gifted support program. The event was led by Kirsten Lin, MD, and sponsored by Passavant Hospital Foundation, which has helped fund the workshops for the past two years.