October 30, 2020
Annual governance and business was conducted by the UPMC Hamot Chair of Governance, Elliott Ehrenreich. We were thrilled to welcome 20 new members to the Board of Corporators. Betsy Bort, Bishop Dwane Brock, Lorianne (LA) Feltz, Abby Lechner, and Robert Maholic, DO, were elected to the Hamot Health Foundation board.
Betsy Bort was recognized for her past five years as a corporator officer. Jody Farrell was elected as corporator chair, Abby Lecher as vice chair, and we welcomed Allison Hodas as our new campaign chair.
Greg Baldwin was thanked and recognized for his 12 years of service on the UPMC Hamot and Hamot Health Foundation boards.
As campaign chair, Allison unveiled the UPMC Jameson School of Nursing at UPMC Hamot scholarship campaign as the 2021 Corporator Campaign. The school is a partnership among UPMC Hamot, UPMC Jameson, Gannon University, Hamot Health Foundation, and UPMC Hamot Aid Society. Located in the Wayne School Building, the school will admit approximately 54 students in the first year who will take 69 credits in four semesters. This provides a more direct route to an RN degree and helps provide solutions to the national nursing shortages due to an aging workforce and increase in the acuity of care.
This fund will help provide scholarships to those attending the school to profoundly effect change in people’s lives.
Boo Hagerty provided a thorough Hamot Health Foundation update on featured foundation projects such as Magee-Womens Research Institute in Erie; Women’s Recovery Center at Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot; Wayne School Project; Patient Care Tower; and COVID mitigation efforts.
The corporator meeting was followed by the UPMC Hamot annual public meeting. Mark Raimy, UPMC Hamot board chairman, and David Gibbons, UPMC Hamot president, provided important updates about the spectrum of projects and happenings at Hamot Health Foundation, UPMC Hamot, and its affiliates.