Susquehanna Strong is much more than just another hospital fundraiser. It’s a chance for us to unite with community members to help patients of this community by growing and improving the services we offer. It means giving more people access to the highest level of care by installing state-of-the-art equipment and offering world-class services. There’s a standing promise we make to every patient. It says that we will take care of their health care needs, and Susquehanna Strong is one of the ways we intend to do that.
- First, we are expanding the cancer services at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport. That facility was already the only center of its kind in Pennsylvania to receive an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, and the renovations we are planning will allow us to remain one of the preeminent cancer programs in the country.
- But Susquehanna Strong doesn’t start and end with just cancer care. Our planned physical medicine and rehab project will include cutting-edge equipment to aid in rehab (both inpatient and outpatient), private rooms, and a hydrotherapy pool, among other innovative design elements.
- In addition to these physical improvements to infrastructure and equipment, we’re creating a new Clinical Excellence Endowment. The $10 million we aim to raise for that fund will go toward advanced training, continuing education, and general support of the clinical staff to make sure that the best and brightest not only want to join our health system but that they also want to stay with us.
Many of the patients we serve across UPMC in the Susquehanna region's 12-county footprint reside in rural communities where access to health care can be sparse. The Susquehanna Strong Comprehensive Campaign will ensure our patients don’t have to experience the inconvenience of a long haul to receive exceptional quality health care. Everyone at UPMC is fully committed to the mission. Won’t you join us? Together, we can be Susquehanna Strong.