Mover & Shaker of the Month: Anthony R. Savannah

Anthony Savannah
President of Passavant Hospital Foundation

President of Passavant Hospital Foundation

           Passavant Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in making UPMC Passavant a world-class hospital in McCandless and Cranberry townships.  The man who oversees its day-to-day operations is Anthony R. Savannah. [Read more…]

Annie Walton provides comfort for kids with cancer 

          Seneca Valley High School student Annie Walton, 18, is dedicated to her Comfort for Cancer senior project.  She has been making no-sew-tie blankets for young cancer patients at Children’s Hospital.          Thanks to the generous donations that her project has received, Annie has created 83 blankets that will be delivered to these hospitalized kids.  When she started crafting the blankets, her goal was to make 50; she has more than surpassed it. “When I first started, it would take about an hour each. As I made more and got the hang of cutting and tying them, I was able to make them within just 18-25 minutes. It’s still mind-blowing for me knowing that I was able to make so many more blankets than my goal, and I am so thankful,” Annie said.  [Read more…]

North Allegheny Teachers and the NA Community Unite in the Crusade Against Autism

By Paula Green

During April, we celebrate Autism Awareness Month; we often see autism represented by puzzle pieces. It is no wonder since this disorder is puzzling to both the medical profession and those who are inflicted with it. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). [Read more…]

Susan Hoolahan, UPMC Passavant President

Susan Hoolahan

By Janice Lane Palko

On February 1, Susan Hoolahan was named president of UPMC Passavant hospitals in Cranberry and McCandless. Hoolahan was born and raised in Beaver County, graduating from Beaver High School. She received a diploma in Nursing from Shadyside Hospital in 1981, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences in 1987, and a Master’s in Nursing Administration (MSN) in 1991 from LaRoche College. [Read more…]

Mover & Shaker: Steve Mihaly

Presidential Collector

         To say that Steve Mihaly of Gibsonia is a presidential collector is a bit of an understatement.  He actually possesses a plethora of presidential pieces.  How many?  According to Steve, his latest estimates are between 20,000-25,000 items.  He began his unique collection at a young age. [Read more…]