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UPMC Altoona Foundation Hosts ‘Winter Splendor’

Honorees for 2016 Healthcare Honors Awards Announced


ALTOONA, Pa., Dec. 5, 2016 UPMC Altoona Foundation will host “Winter Splendor” from 6 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Blair County Convention Center.

Funds raised are used for access to care for underinsured patients at UPMC Altoona. Dr. Dave and Cristin Burwell and Dr. Grant and Kathy Hormell are the honorary hosts. Attire is business casual. A fun event, this exciting evening features great food and live music entertainment with Dr. Zoot from Pittsburgh.

The program includes a reception and cash bar, dinner, a gift basket raffle with more than 50 assorted baskets, silent and live auctions. Carolyn Donaldson, WPSU-TV community engagement manager, is mistress of ceremonies. Part of the evening includes UPMC Altoona’s Healthcare Honors awards and other staff recognition awards.

The 2016 Healthcare Honors award recipients are:
  • Ann Benzel of Hollidaysburg
  • Dr. Vijay Janakiraman of Hollidaysburg
  • Catherine Sprouse, R.N., of Altoona
They are being recognized for their many years of service and generosity in support of UPMC Altoona and its patients.

Winter splendor has tables of eight available at different sponsorship levels. For more information, contact Michelle Dodson at the UPMC Altoona Foundation at 814-889-6740 or dodsonma@upmc.edu. You also may go online at UPMCAltoona.org and click “Give a Gift.”

The UPMC Altoona Foundation raises funds to support exceptional nonprofit health care for everyone in this region. As a qualified charitable organization, foundation donations are tax deductible.


About UPMC

A world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. It provides nearly $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 60,000 employees, more than 20 hospitals, more than 500 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 3 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical and behavioral health services insurer in western Pennsylvania. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC ranks No. 12 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC Enterprises functions as the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC while UPMC International provides hands-on health care and management services with partners in 12 countries on four continents. For more information, go to UPMC.com







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