Passavant Hospital Foundation

HOW A HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE BECAME A PATIENT, THEN A GENEROUS DONOR

Matt Morrow, 51, is a senior manager in Information Technology at UPMC Passavant. He has worked at the hospital for 18 years, so when he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer two years ago, there was never any doubt where he would seek treatment.  “Like the commercials say, ‘I didn’t choose to get cancer, but I did choose UPMC,’” he says. “The people here are like family to me, and this is my second home.”  Since his diagnosis, Matt has endured 37 chemotherapy treatments, each lasting upwards of five hours.  “I’ve worked at the hospital all these years but now I realize what the patients go through,” he said.

The Keystone Oaks varsity football team, where Matt’s son, CJ, is a senior player, showed its support by accepting donations and selling wristbands and t-shirts for Matt’s fight against cancer. They sold out of 200 shirts and 200 wristbands in just two games.   “Two years later, people are still wearing them,” CJ says. “It’s great.” [Read more…]

Vincentian Academy Educating the Mind and the Heart

By Janice Lane Palko

There is some debate whether ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle actually said that “Educating the head without educating the heart is no education at all,” but whether he gets the credit or not for the quote, the students at Vincentian Academy are not only receiving a top-notch education, but they are also developing hearts for their fellow human beings.

To learn more about Vincentian Academy, visit their Open House scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1-3 p.m. or visit the website at: www.vincentianacademy.org.

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Hefren-Tillotson

“A goal without a plan is just a wish,” wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Since 1948, Hefren-Tillotson, a privately-owned wealth management company founded in Pittsburgh, has been creating financial plans that turn client’s goals and wishes into reality.  

Hefren-Tillotson co-founder Willard J. “Bill” Tillotson had the vision to recognize that for clients to achieve their long-term financial goals, they needed a step-by-step, detailed plan. More than 35 years ahead of the competition, he developed the MASTERPLAN™, which provides clients with a comprehensive, written review of an individual’s financial goals and objectives.  [Read more…]

Solevo Wellness – The Standard in Medical Marijuana

L-R – Rocco Levine, Annie Corbin, Richard Greer, Erin Rodgers, Patrick Gannon

Allegheny County’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Provides Relief for Patients

Jackson’s Pointe Plaza Location Opening this Month

For more information on Solevo Wellness, visit the website at: www.solevowellness.com.

As the adage goes, “You never know until you try,” but when it came to obtaining relief with medical marijuana, patients were not even able to try until Pennsylvania Act 16 was signed into law in2016. Now, with the passing of that legislation and the opening of Solevo Wellness, Allegheny county’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Pennsylvanians certified with certain medical conditions can obtain relief with quality medical marijuana products.

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Oakland Catholic: Creating Empowered Leaders 


Academic excellence. Global experiences. State-of-the-art technology. Athletics for everyone. All wrapped in a commitment to spirituality-in-action that inspires tomorrow’s leaders.  

These are the pillars of education at Oakland Catholic High School, and for the school’s students, parents, faculty and leadership, these pillars are essential to creating empowered leaders.  [Read more…]