Your Impact

Every gift of every size makes an impact as we fulfill our mission “to promote healthy living through programs that provide education and improved access to healthcare” 

The impact of each donation can be seen at work throughout our various funds. Your gift can…

  • provide transportation to patients who need to attend physician appointments
  • offer benevolence to support Horizon employees during hardship, provide life-saving AEDs in community centers
  • support mothers with prenatal and postpartum care
  • assist cancer patients during treatment and celebrates with them in remission
  • provide dependable medical equipment to ensure patients and their loved ones have access to the tools they need to recover safely and with independence, and more!

Learn more about our funds to see the variety of ways UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation is at work in our hospitals and community.

Impact by the numbers…

5,100

pieces of medical equipment were loaned to 2,500 people at no charge in the year 2019 thanks to the Medical Equipment Recycling Program (MERP)

138

Lifesaving Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) have been placed throughout public places in our area because of your generosity.

1,400

transports on average provided each year for patients who don’t have the means or capacity to get to and from their medical appointments.

$350,000

in charitable contributions were distributed in 2020 alone to benefit our hospitals and community.

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Testimonials

“MERP was a HUGE help! Because of the tub transfer bench, I can now safely get into the bathtub to have a proper shower and the wheelchair gave me my life back!”

Debbie, New Castle
Age 65

“MERP is one of the best organizations! I am incredibly grateful for MERP because, without this program, I could not have afforded this equipment, and having this equipment was the only way possible I could recover at home because I live alone”

Martha, New Wilmington
Age 61

“I was unstable going grocery shopping with just my cane and my walker didn’t have a bag to carry my items. The MERP staff listened to me and loaned me a Tripod walker. I feel much safer now and I can carry my groceries!”

Bernie, Ellwood City
Age 89

Add to the Impact. Give Now.

The mission of the UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation is to promote healthy living through programs that provide education and improved access to healthcare. Your donation helps people in our area lead healthier lives.

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