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Cole Foundation News
Shirlee Leete Recognizes Two UPMC Cole Employees
A $500 donation was recently made to the Cole Foundation to honor and recognize Kayla Taylor Davis and Dina Billings from UPMC Cole's Med Surg 3 department.
"Kayla was so kind and gentle with me. She is an amazing nurse!" said Shirlee Leete, "Dina was always so warm and efficient. She was so gentle when cared for me. She too is an amazing nurse!"
Great job, Dina and Kayla, for the exceptional care you give patients each and every day. We are lucky to have you on our team at UPMC Cole!
Volleyball Serves Up Donation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Coudersport High School Girls Volleyball Team raised $1,050 in the month of October for UPMC Cole's Patterson Cancer Center in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This was the most money the team has ever raised.
Thank you so much, ladies, for your ongoing support and dedication for our patients at UPMC Cole.
Several Departments Recognized by Honor Your Caregiver Program
A donation was made to the Cole Foundation to honor and recognize the staff from our OB, surgical services, and pediatrics department. "We are so very grateful for the excellent and compassionate care given to our daughter-in-law and granddaughter during her pregnancy and delivery at UPMC Cole. Also, a special thank you to all the UPMC employees for the work you have done to keep our community safe. You truly are our health care heroes," said John and Patrice Levavasseur.
Making a Difference Scholarship
UPMC Cole employees make donations to support the Heart of Cole Scholarship which provides financial assistance to individuals enrolled in an undergraduate study program in community colleges, colleges, trade schools or universities. This Heart of Cole Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 for current UPMC Cole employees and/or dependent child(ren) of an employee. The Heart of Cole Scholarship committee reviews all applications and makes a decision based on financial need, academic performance, leadership potential, and community service contributions. Four individuals were awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The 2020 recipients are:
- Taylor Brewer – Taylor is a graduate of Austin High School. She plans to attend Edinboro University of Pennsylvania majoring in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Medicine.
- Adrian Page – Adrian is a junior at Saint Francis University. She is majoring in Healthcare Studies and Occupational Therapy.
- Chelsey Streich – Chelsey is a sophomore at West Virginia University majoring in Exercise Physiology.
- Brielle Whitman – Brielle is employed at UPMC Cole as an LPN in the Cardiology department. She will be attending Pennsylvania College of Technology to become an RN.