Hamot Health Foundation and UPMC Hamot have the unique privilege of receiving input from approximately 300 distinguished men and women in Erie who were chosen to serve on Hamot Health Foundation’s Board of Corporators. We take their roles so seriously that Corporators help elect our board members, and decisions as big as the UPMC affiliation in 2011 had to pass a Corporator vote.

Corporators have a deep desire to strategically impact their community’s health and vitality. Most importantly, they learn firsthand what is going on at their hospital and serve as our eyes and ears in the community.

Corporators have three important roles to fulfill:

  • Ambassador  We rely on Corporators to be our ambassadors in the community, educating others and promoting UPMC Hamot and Hamot Health Foundation’s initiatives further than we could by ourselves.
  • Benefactor — Corporators faithfully give time, expertise, and financial contributions to make our vision a reality, and we literally could not do what we do without them.
  • Counsel — Corporators ask the hard questions, challenge us to grow, and engage in debate to help us ensure that UPMC Hamot continues to provide the highest quality of healthcare in our region.

The Board of Corporators have the opportunity to attend the UPMC Hamot annual business meeting as well as regular Leadership Breakfasts throughout the year. These meetings provide Corporators with important updates about projects and initiatives at Hamot Health Foundation, UPMC Hamot, and its affiliates. They also serve as an opportunity for Corporators to ask questions, engage in debate, and take action.