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Poinsettias for Patients & Doves of Hope

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Poinsettias for Patients

 

When a family member or friend enters a hospital, it can be a time of uncertainty and anxiety. We wonder what may be wrong, what the future holds, and what we can do to help.

No one looks forward to spending the holidays in the hospital, but at times it is unavoidable. Patients and their families know that homes are filled with the smell of freshly baked cookies and lighted decorations, and friends sharing the warmth and love of the season. Missing out on holiday cheer only adds to the stress and anxiety of a hospital stay.

St. Margaret Foundation wants to help patients enjoy the spirit of the holidays while they are in our care and away from the familiar surroundings of home. For a donations of $35, a poinsettia or potted or silk plant will be delivered to patients admitted to UPMC St. Margaret during the month of December. Caring volunteers will present patients with a poinsettia. Please help us make our patients' stay during the holiday season just a little brighter. Your donation can be made in living honor or memory of a loved one. The difference you make will last the whole year through.

Click here to donate.

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For a donations of $35, a dove ornament with the name of your loved one will be placed ont the Doves of Hope Tree in the courtyard of UPMC St. Margaret for to patients to enjoy from November 15th through January 15th. Please help us make our patients' stay during the holiday season just a little brighter. Your donation can be made in living honor or memory of a loved one. The difference you make will last the whole year through.

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St. Margaret Foundation
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
www.stmargaretfoundation.org

412-784-4205

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St. Margaret Foundation
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
www.stmargaretfoundation.org

412-784-4205

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Fiscal Year Grants

 St. Margaret Foundation Grantmaking for the Ill, Under Resourced and Suffering

Grants Made for Fiscal Year 2018

The St. Margaret Foundation Board of Directors voted to approve the following grant disbursements in support for valuable projects for fiscal year 2018.  St. Margaret Foundation announces $552,351 in grants in alignment with the organization's strategic priorities of: 1) Patient Access, 2) Patient Education and 3) Patient Experience.

"The changing landscape of healthcare coverage has left many people anxious and at risk," said Mary Lee Gannon, president. "If you have cancer we don't want you to worry about transportation to your chemotherapy. We have four shuttles to help." The Foundation's board of directors is dedicated to the organization's motto of 'Filling in the gaps with hope' "In a flash your health can turn into the biggest challenge of your life," said Ms. Gannon. "Our donors have answered the call of their neighbors in their hour of need. "

Hospital Grants Approved for FY2018:

New Kensington Family Health Center Project                                                                             $225,000
Transportation Services for Patients Returning to Skilled Nursing Facilities                              $80,000.00
Complimentary Valet Services for Patients with Disabilities                                                       $45,000.00
Health Fair Screenings for Under-Resourced Communities                                                       $11,096.00
Family Health Centers - Community Immunization Grant                                                            $9,000.00
Free Flu Immunizations to the Under-resourced Elderly                                                              $8,213.00
Transportation to Access Medical Screenings and Care for Community Residents                    $6,480.00
Geriatric Care Center - Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Support                                                 $5,000.00
Lawrenceville Family Health Center - Somali Pre and Post Natal New Mother's Group             $5,000.00
New Kensington Family Health Center - Weight Loss Program for Health Issues                      $5,000.00
Free Library Educational Materials for Patients and Families                                                      $3,500.00
Free Chapel Pamphlets on 16 Health and End of Life Topics for Patients and Families             $2,000.00
Family Health Centers - School Health Partnership in Local Schools                                          $1,950.00
Free Fund Teddy Bears for Children Who Are in the Hospital                                                     $1,665.00
Nursing Recognition - 2017 DAISY Foundation Scholarship                                                       $1,500.00
Volunteer Gift for Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner                                                              $1,500.00
Lawrenceville Family Health Center - Yoga Wellness Classes for Patients                                $1,200.00
Geriatric Care Center - 28 Slot Pill Boxes for Patients to Keep Track of Medication                   $1,100.00
Harmar Outpatient Center - Cell Phone Charging Station                                                              $650.00
Freezer for Roots of Faith Anti-Poverty Program Where Foundation Outreach Occur                   $476.00
TOTAL HOSPITAL GRANTS APPROVED                                                                              $415,330.00

Community Grants Approved for FY2018:

Two Free Rides Shuttles and Transportation Program for Seniors and Patients                      $86,000.00
Free Patient Transportation Shuttle to Service Alle-Kiski Valley Area                                       $51,021.00
TOTAL COMMUNITY GRANTS APPROVED                                                                          $137,021.00

Total Hospital & Community Grants Approved                      $552,351.00

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Above and Beyond Awards

Our May 2011 Above & Beyond recipients
April 9, 2010

 

 

Pictured above are some of the 5A Nursing Unit Staff after getting their Above and Beyond Award.  The entire unit was honored on behalf of Diane Corr, St. Margaret Employee.

St. Margaret Foundation's Angels of Health program and UPMC St. Margaret's Above & Beyond program merged to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary individuals who are raising the bar in patient care at UPMC St. Margaret. Patients, visitors, employees, physicians, and volunteers can recognize a special member of our staff - their 'angel of health' - who made a difference in their hospital experience. Those submitting a nomination will have the opportunity to make a donation to the Foundation in a staff member's honor.
Most donors include an explanation of how the employee went 'Above and Beyond'.
Karen was a very kind and caring caregiver.  She did everything possible to make me comfortable.  She was always so upbeat, and very efficient in completing her tasks.  Kudos to her!
 
The following employees have been recognized as Above & Beyond ‘angels' in March 2011:
 
March:
  • Jane Dukovic, Lawrenceville Family Health Center
  • Donna Kunkle, Lawrenceville Family Health Center
  • Christine Montgomery, Environmental Services

Recognizing an Above & Beyond Angel
Honoring an individual who made a difference to you is simple:

  • Make a donation online by clicking here.
  • Print and fill out a PDF version of the form and mail it to:  Volunteer Services, UPMC St. Margaret, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
  • Pick up a recognition form in one of the designated boxes located in the UPMC St. Margaret cafeteria and throughout the hospital. Completed forms may be mailed to the address above.

Thank you for considering a gift to recognize those whose grace and compassion make a positive difference in the experience of UPMC St. Margaret patients and their families. For more information, call Nicole Dimanov at 412-784-4144 or Iris Douglas at 412-784-4080.