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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPMC Chautauqua WCA Kicks Off Workplace United Way Campaign

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Shannan Morreale, United Way campaign chair at UPMC Chautauqua WCA; gives a free prize to Raleigh White, senior professional staff nurse at UPMC Chautauqua WCA; for participating in the workplace campaign. In back, Lorraine Diggs, vice president of nursing; and Cecil M. Miller, III, vice president of operations at UPMC Chautauqua WCA; spin the prize wheel during cafeteria day held recently at the hospital. The campaign funds will support the local needs through the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. Hospitals across the UPMC system kicked off United Way campaigns in support of helping those in need in local neighborhoods.

 

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (Friday, October 27, 2017)—Shannan Morreale, manager Health Information Management at UPMC Chautauqua WCA and tapped to serve as chair of the UPMC Chautauqua WCA United Way campaign, alongside committee members, kicked off their workplace United Way campaign last week during a hospital cafeteria day prize give-a-way.  Pledges donated from the campaign support the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County that responds to the most critical needs of the local community. 

Hospitals across the UPMC system kicked off United Way campaigns efforts with the goal to provide help for those in need. 

“Our donations stay local to help fund local programs,” said Shannan.  “We have supported the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County for many, many years through our hospital’s Employee Care and Share Fund.  Both of these funds work with so many agencies in the area. This wonderful opportunity gives us a kick-start to continue our commitment to help care for those who reside in our neighborhoods.” 

A leadership luncheon initiated the campaign efforts at UPMC Chautauqua WCA with one hundred percent of the leaders participating in the cause.  Cecil M. Miller, vice president of operations at UPMC Chautauqua WCA, says improving the health of individuals and the communities that they live in is at the heart of the UPMC system-wide campaign.  “Our gift, combined with the generosity of thousands of donors across the UPMC system, is a powerful way to help others and adds up to a significant impact in our communities and in the lives of thousands of people.”

According to the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, funding decisions are made locally by a team of more than 40 volunteers from all walks of life and approved by the Board of Directors.  For every dollar donated, $0.85 is returned to the community in programming and 100% of every donation remains in Southern Chautauqua County.

The hospital’s workplace activities to raise funds for the campaign will feature basket raffles, pie tosses, prize give-a-way days, spin the wheel free prize give-a-ways, and more.  Raffle prizes for staff who participate in the campaign include, Pittsburgh Penguins tickets and area event tickets.  Campaign committee members include campaign chair, Shannan Morreale; Employee Care and Share president, Lisa Christ; and members, development director, Megan Barone; internal communications, Linda Johnson; administrative associate, Catherine Caster; and hospital and nursing leadership.

For more information on the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, go to http://www.uwayscc.org/.

About UPMC Community Benefits

Nearly 600 UPMC Chautauqua WCA residents received essential diagnostic information through screenings in 2016.  Health screenings are a small part of the more than $892 million a year that UPMC provides in total IRS-defined community benefits, including more care to the Pittsburgh region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution.  Over the past five years, UPMC has dedicated nearly $4 billion to community-focused programs and services, making a substantial impact for the well-being of the people who live, work, learn and raise their families in Pennsylvania.  The complete UPMC Community Benefits Report is available online at upmc.com.

 

 

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