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FREE St. Margaret Transportation Services


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St. Margaret Foundation is proud to support FREE transportation services for patients of St. Margaret Hospital.  Please see the list of vehicles available below:

The Free Rides for Seniors

The St. Margaret Foundation "Free Rides for Seniors" shuttle transports any senior who lives within its driving area from Blawnox to Sharpsburg and from Route 28 to the Allegheny River. It takes people to the grocery store, Waterworks, pharmacy, doctor's office, hospital and many other locations. 

The Free Rides for Seniors transportation van transports senior citizens more than 6,500 times annually to the grocery store, doctor's offices, pharmacy, UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, to visit friends, funeral homes, discount stores, and other necessary locations within its boundaries. This shuttle service is provided free to seniors with no questions asked. It will pick up and drop off seniors in the corridor from Sharpsburg to Blawnox and Route 28 to the Allegheny River.
To sign up call 412-449-0151.
Once a person has been signed up, simply call this number for a ride 412-782-2001.

NEW Free Medical Shuttle for the Alle-Kiski Valley

Residents may now receive free, non-emergency medical transportation service to/from St. Margaret's Hospital, UPMC primary care doctors offices and other UPMC diagnostic centers in Arnold, Brackenridge, Creighton, Lower Burrell, Natrona, Natrona Heights, New Kensington (includes Parnassus), Russellton, and Tarentum. This NEW shuttle is in partnership with Family Services of Western PA. Call 724-889-0029 for details.

NEW Care Management Transportation

St. Margaret Foundation sponsors a NEW wheel chair accessible van service that the hospital utilizes for transportation. The wheelchair van is stationed at the hospital from 11 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday to assist with transportation to a nursing facility or home. Arrangements are made through Care Management.


"Without the bus, I don't know how I would have gotten my husband, Doug, to and from radiation and chemo. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank God for the bus!" – Debra O., Sharpsburg Resident

"I had heart surgery in April. I would not have gotten out if it wasn't for the free bus. I was not able to walk too far and the bus picks me up and the door and drops me off." – Peggy D. Blawnox High Rise

"Since I no longer am able to drive, I still feel like a member of the community because I can get my own groceries, go to my doctor's appointments and just get out of this apartment when I want to get fresh air." - Rosemarie C., Aspinwall Resident



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Join St. Margaret Foundation in #GivingTuesday!  As we all spent last week reflecting on what we are thankful for, we ask that you help make a difference in the lives of those in our community who are less fortunate.  By making an online contribution to St. Margaret Foundation on December 1, 2015, you are supporting the patients of St. Margaret Hospital with access to care, immunizations, medical supplies, medication and more.

To make a donation, click the green "Make an Online Donation" icon in the top right corner of this page.  You can also make a contribution over the phone by calling 412-784-4215 or by mailing a check to St. Margaret Foundation with #GivingTuesday in the memo line.



'Doves of Hope' Hospital Lighting Ceremony

 Doves of Hope

On November 14th, St. Margaret Foundation will host the third annual 'Doves of Hope' Hospital Lighting Ceremony at UPMC St. Margaret.   The 'Doves of Hope' Hospital Lighting Ceremony will help kick off the season with elementary school carolers from Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy and free hot chocolate & cookies.  Last year's event raised $9,681 for the patients and employees of St. Margaret Hospital.

 To see pictures from this last year's event, please visit www.facebook.com/stmargaretfoundation.2016 Doves of Hope 060

For more information call, 412-784-4205.


St. Margaret Foundation Hosts Paint Party

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St. Margaret Foundation will be hositng a Paint Party on Thursday, September 10th at 5:00 PM at Atria's Fox Chapel!  Get into the Halloween spirit as you paint a stretched canvas masterpiece.  Each attendee will be entered into a free raffle for two sets of 2 Box Seats tickets to a Pirates game!

Tickets are $35; seating is limited.  Proceeds will benefit the General Fund which helps fill in the gaps with hope for the patients of UPMC St. Margaret.

For tickets, call 412-784-4215 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lawrenceville Family Health Center Wall Breaking Ceremony


St. Margaret Foundation hosted a Wall Breaking Ceremony on February 25th at the UPMC St. Margaret Lawrenceville Family Health Center (LFHC) to celebrate the start of construction.  LFHC has been at its current location at the base of the 40th St. Bridge and Butler Street in Pittsburgh since 1992 – 22 years. The Health Center, where fifty percent of the patients are underserved (35% Medicaid and 15% have no insurance) not only provides health care to the community but a myriad of out-reach services as well.

The generosity of our donors helps to insure that the nearly 14,000 people served there will continue to receive medical and behavioral health treatment which would otherwise not occur if the Center did in fact lose its lease.  

We are grateful to recognize Lisa Kuzma of Richard King Mellon Foundation and Dr. Sandra Sauereisen, Medical Director of Lawrenceville Family Health Center who graciously took the first swing at the Wall Breaking Ceremony.

To see more photos from the Wall Breaking Ceremony, click here!


Massaro Corporation will be administrating the construction remodel of the Lawrenceville Family Health Center. Construction is expected to complete in Summer 2015.