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UPMC Horizon and UPMC Jameson are planning a PINK Event
(Prevention, Inspiration, Nurture, Knowledge – a breast cancer fundraiser)
On: Sunday, October 21
From: 1-4pm
At: The New Englander in New Castle, PA.

The event is FREE and features:
Exhibitor Marketplace
50/50
The Sherry Chessin Fashion Show
Basket Raffles
Refreshments

Attend to learn about the regional resources now available for women in Lawrence and Mercer Counties.

Aside from attending, there are a few ways you can help:
1) Donate a themed basket or gift certificate for the PINK Basket Raffle.
2) Be a PINK sponsor!  Several levels exist ranging from $250 – $2,500.
3) Consider setting up as a vendor in the PINK Marketplace

The 2018 Annual Motorcycle Poker Run, hosted by the employees of UPMC Horizon, is scheduled for this Saturday, August 4.  Proceeds from this event benefit the UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation’s Patient Transportation Fund.
Registration begins at 9:45am in the upper lot of UPMC Horizon Greenville.
The ride begins at 11:00am with stops at:
The Yellow Dog Saloon in Mecca, Ohio;
Faces Lounge in Newton Falls, OH;
Long Boyz Tavern in Champion, OH; and ends at
Fisherman’s Cove in Orangeville, OH.
You can still register by calling: Alyson Fisher at 1-888-447-1122 ext. 183647.  See you there!

The Medical Equipment Recycling Program in Farrell has been in its new building at 707 Sharon-New Castle Road for almost a year now and the comments have been favorable.  “The new MERP is so clean and neat,” said one comment card.  Another claimed, “I had such a hard time getting into the old MERP because there was a long, steep ramp to the door and the parking was always terrible.  The new location has parking right outside the door and the building is so easy to access!”

The new location boasts a large, clean and nicely decorated waiting area and three manned desks for helping people who need to borrow or return equipment.  The cleaning and refurbishing now takes place behind closed doors, so the smells of cleaning chemicals and the sounds of the steaming machine are not a distraction to the employees and volunteers trying to help people who need our services.  Finally, we have a large room for UV sterilization and a wash room that has a large roll-in cleaning area, plus the equipment washing machine.  The workshop is being organized with shelving and drawers, labeled parts and a “needs repaired” area separate from the “ready to loan” area.  The setup makes it easier for those working the front office to know what equipment is clean and ready to be loaned and what equipment still needs refurbished.  It’s much easier to give directions to the new MERP, and because of its great location more people are happening upon it and obtaining the equipment they need to live more independently.  Building upon over 20 years of success and partnerships, MERP has now loaned 28,456 pieces of medical equipment valued at nearly $3.5 million to over 21,000 people.

The UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation’s Annual Golf Masters Scramble was held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Avalon at Buhl Country Club.  It was a great day for golf!

The fundraiser was a huge success and may be one of our largest yet!  We would like to thank the following generous sponsors:

EVENT SPONSOR
UPMC Horizon Medical Staff

PLATINUM SPONSORS
Avalon Springs Nursing Center
Avanti Architecture, Ltd.
Dr. & Mrs. Jerome Bonier
DQE Communications
MedServe Plus
PHN Charitable Foundation
UPMC Health Plan
UPMC Jameson

BRONZE SPONSORS
Bruce & Merrilees Electric Company
George White Properties
Image Associates Architects
McGonigle Ambulance Service, Inc.
MedCare Equipment Company, LLC
OTIS Elevator Company
Pyramid Consulting Group
Rien Construction
UPMC Horizon Shenango Valley Employee Contribution Fund
Windstream Corporation

HOLE SPONSORS
AEC Group
Blackhawk Neff
Center for Community Resources, Inc.
CJL Engineering
Community Counseling Center
Credit Management Company
Davevic Benefit Consultants, Inc.
Diversey
Easley & Rivers, Inc.
Follett
Greenville Savings Bank
Hope Center for Arts & Technology, Inc.
Landau Building Company
Laurel Technical Institute, LLC
O’Neill Coffee Company
Don & Kelly Owrey
Renick Brothers Mechanical Contractors
Ridgewood at Shenango Valley
Shenango Valley Cinemas
St. Paul Homes
The Garland Company, Inc.
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Home Healthcare
UPMC Horizon Greenville Employee Contribution Fund
UPMC Horizon Management Staff
UPMC Northwest
UPMC Passavant
UPMC St. Margaret
Vantage Home Medical Equipment & Services
Warren Glass & Paint, Co.

FRIENDS
Rick & Jennifer Barborak
Lakshmi Digumarthi
Eckley’s TV & Appliances
Penn State Shenango
Jessica Phillips
Bob Piccirilli
Reeves Information Technology
The Arc of Mercer County
Winslow Engineering

 

 

 

It’s that time of the year again – the UPMC WomanCare Center and the Farrell, Greenville & Jameson Hospital lobbies are overtaken by hundreds of beautiful hanging baskets!  For just $20, you can take home a beautiful, full hanging basket.  Whether it’s for YOU, or a gift for MOM, these baskets are sure to please with their vibrant colors and healthy flowers.

Dates and locations 10am – 4pm:
Monday, May 7th – UPMC Horizon Greenville Lobby (110 North Main Street, Greenville, PA 16125)
Tuesday, May 8th – WomanCare Center (875 North Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148)
Wednesday, May 9th  & Thursday, May 10th –  UPMC Horizon Hospital Farrell lobby (2200 Memorial Drive, Farrell, PA 16121).
Thursday, May 10th & Friday, May 11th – UPMC Horizon Jameson lobby (1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle, PA 16105)

Join us at one of the locations noted above to purchase your hanging baskets!  The proceeds from this sale help us to continue helping people who need us in our community!

Plant Sale Flyer 2018

 

The 2018 Cackles, Clutches and Cocktails purse raffle will be held at The Avalon at Buhl Country Club on Thursday, November 29 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. 

Tickets will be on sale in September!

The evening’s events will include the Signature Purse Raffle.  Watch for the famous 50+ Purse Raffle where you can buy tickets for chances to win one of over 50 brand new designer purses!

Over $25,000 in brand new, name brand purses will be raffled off throughout the evening with one signature purse winner announced every 15 minutes!

All proceeds benefit the UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation.

 

 

The UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation partnered with Buhl Park for an explosive Halloween Bash at Tiffany’s Banquet Center with Menagerie!

Proceeds from the event benefited the Medical Equipment Recycling Program and Buhl Park.  Watch for this great event next Halloween!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all our sponsors, golfers and volunteers who helped the UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation hold one of its most successful golf outings yet!  The sky was threatening at times, but it didn’t stop over 100 golfers from taking to the course and having a great time while supporting a great cause!

We are excited to announce the Farrell MERP is moving to a new location.  In July, the MERP behind UPMC Horizon’s Farrell Campus will be moving to its new location on the corner of Sharon-New Castle Road in Farrell.  If you have visited the Farrell MERP within the last few years, you noticed how crammed it was!  “We simply outgrew the facility we were in about two years ago and had to start renting storage containers and storing equipment outside,” explains Kateri Linn, the MERP Coordinator.

The new building at 707 Sharon-New Castle Road in Farrell, PA, offers over 7,000 square feet of space, plenty of room for an appropriate cleaning area, workshop and intake area.  Kateri explained, ‘The walls are finally going up and we can visualize how much space we are going to have for equipment repairs, cleaning and storage and it is exciting!  We can’t wait to get moved in and start operating out of our new space!”  Now, more than ever, we need the financial support of our community.  Please consider a donation today!

Thank you to all the UPMC Horizon Farrell Hospital employees who joined us at our “block party” on
Friday, March 24.  Aside from the delicious cookies and pizza bites, there were great giveaways and a contest!

Employees could try to guess how many pieces of equipment were loaned through our MERP in fiscal year 2016.  Guesses ranged from 89 – 15,000!  MERP loaned 3,720 pieces of equipment, so the lucky winner, who guessed 4,000 got to choose either a jumbo UPMC chocolate bar, a camp chair or a jacket.

The great thing about the block party was that we were able to talk about the great things our foundation is doing to over 100 UPMC employees.  We hope to participate in the UPMC Horizon Greenville block party within the next few months, so look for us there!