Mission: The mission of St. Margaret Foundation is to be a valued source of support for UPMC St. Margaret and the health and wellness of the communities it serves.
St. Margaret Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that is further classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is autonomous of UPMC, supporting projects that are chosen by the board of directors. In today’s healthcare environment many patient needs cannot always be met with insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and self-payment alone. That’s where St. Margaret Foundation comes in – we “fill in the gaps with hope.”
Strategic Focus – St. Margaret Foundation supports projects in three key areas:
- Patient Access
- Patient Education
- Patient Experience
St. Margaret Foundation Hosts
“Ask the Experts” Series
Pittsburgh, PA, March 4, 2014 – St. Margaret Foundation is proud to announce a new community education program to provide people with answers to their medical questions. The “Ask the Expert” Series will be offered daily (Monday-Friday) in the Martha Mack Lewis Foundation Library and Health Resource Center located in the Van Horn Pavilion of UPMC St. Margaret. It will feature staff from many hospital service areas, available and ready to answer patient, family and caregiver questions. It will provide health information, free brochures and resources to promote healthy living.
Experts included in the program include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, diabetes educators, social workers and more. Patients, family members and community members can bring questions to the “experts” and they will guide and recommend action plans for care.
Questions could include:
- What is the best way to track my blood pressure? Can I depend on the machines in local drug store?
- My grandson has just been diagnosed with diabetes. What can I do to support him?
- My doctor prescribed this new medication. Can you tell me more about it?
- I want to make my home safer. What should I do?
- My father needs to consider moving into an assisted living or skilled nursing facility. What are the first steps?
The Martha Mack Lewis Foundation Library and Health Resource Center has information on these and many other topics. Our experts can provide personalized direction and support.
The schedule of upcoming events is listed below: