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Friends of Soldiers + Sailors Meets Goal for UPMC Wellsboro
WELLSBORO, Pa., May 25, 2021 – Thanks to the generosity of more than 154 donors, Susquehanna’s Health Foundation’s annual Friends of Soldiers + Sailors campaign raised a total of $40,900. This would not have been possible without Citizens & Northern Bank, who provided a match for the funds in the amount of $4,500.
The donations have purchased two LUCAS devices for the UPMC Wellsboro Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. LUCAS is a portable device that provides uncompromising, flawless cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in emergency situations and during invasive cardiac procedures.
“This year’s Friends campaign really surpassed our expectations. The LUCAS devices will not only benefit our staff greatly, but they will help to save the lives of many patients,” said Christopher Domarew, MD, UPMC Internal Medicine. Dr. Domarew, his wife Rachel and their daughter Viktoria served as this year’s honorary chairpersons. The fundraising committee also included Tioga County residents Roger Bunn, Joseph Maresco, Bev McKnight, Anne McNaight, June Rudy, Sue Stickling and Ann Vayansky.
The accompanying image features additional key players of the Friends of Soldiers + Sailors campaign. From left to right they are Bev McKnight, Anna Thompson, Anne McNaight, Tom Rudy, Dr. Christopher Domarew, Mrs. Rachel Domarew, Gregg Martuccio, June Rudy, and Roger Bunn.
The Friends campaign raises funds annually to support UPMC Wellsboro and UPMC’s facilities in the Wellsboro region. All donations stay local and benefit patients. To join Friends, contact Susquehanna Health Foundation at 570-320-7460 or visit UPMCSusquehanna.org/donate.
A $23 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 92,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 4 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.4 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $800 million in federal, state, and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.
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