February 28, 2020
Preparations for our annual Hamot Strong fundraiser are on track, and we are planning for the biggest and best version ever of this purposeful event.
Hamot Strong is a fundraising event open to the general public and produced by Hamot Health Foundation. A crowd-pleaser with something for everyone, enticing activities include live and silent auctions, basket raffles, prize wheel spins, wine pulls, a 50/50 drawing, and a surprise giveaway valued at over $5,000. Great food along with music and dancing complete the evening.
But the real headline generated by Hamot Strong is the consuming mission that drives this major fundraising effort. The event specifically aims to raise scholarship money for employees seeking advanced degrees and training opportunities in health care. This year’s exciting goal is $100,000 in scholarship funding.
Hamot Strong benefits employees, but ultimately benefits patients too. Research has shown that hospitals see significantly improved patient outcomes when more employees have advanced degrees. This makes perfect sense since continued education equips employees with the skills and expertise needed to provide the highest level of patient care possible — the only acceptable bar at UPMC Hamot.
Scholarship funding is also a strategic aspect of employee hiring and retention. In the face of a critical nursing shortage nationwide, Hamot Strong is a creative local response to a serious concern that exists across all health care institutions. By backing UPMC Hamot nurses in their career paths, HHF demonstrates its commitment to our nurses and in maintaining safe levels of staffing for the betterment of patient care.
We ask all our donors and friends for your involvement and support in this tremendous cause. Please plan to come out to Hamot Strong and join us for an evening of great purpose outfitted in great fun!