Summer relief donation match offer
The Edward W. Powers Charitable Fund donated $5,000 in the form of a matching gift opportunity to Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley to aid the shelter’s “Summer Relief” appeal launched July 1 as part of an effort to raise $100,000 in 100 days to avoid a general fund deficit Sept. 30.
To qualify for the match, donors should write Powers Matching Gift in the memo line of their check. If donors bring cash or send other instruments, they should enclose a note mentioning the Powers Matching Gift.
Send gifts to: Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley Matching Gift, P.O. Box 430, Youngstown, OH 44501. Bring gifts to: 2246 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; or 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Youngstown, everyday, 24 hours a day. For information, contact Jim Echement at 330-744-5486.
The Home Savings Charitable Foundation donated $3,000 to the Silver Lining Cancer Fund in a presentation at the Home Savings and Loan Canfield Office, 29 North Broad St.
UPMC recognized for cost-saving management
UPMC received the 2012 Award for Healthcare Supply Chain Innovation from the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM). UPMC was recognized for innovations that reduce supply chain costs while improving performance.
UPMC’s supply chain team also has been recognized by Healthcare Purchasing News as its 2012 Supply Chain Management Department of the Year, and as one of consulting firm Gartner’s Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for 2011.
Three local students each received $1,000 scholarships from the UPMC Horizon Greenville Auxiliary to pursue studies in health-related fields. They are Mary Barnes, a 2012 graduate of Sharpsville High School; Seth Herrick, a 2012 graduate of James- town High School, and Zachary Johnson, a sophomore pharmacy major at Duquesne University.
New board members
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has added five new health leaders to its Board of Directors. They are: David Luby, Columbus, executive director for UnitedHealthcare, Central Ohio Health Plan; Mark Pilkington, Columbus, vice president, Managed Care Product Strategy, Cardinal Health; Dr. Leonard M. Randolph Jr., Cincinnati, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Mercy Health; Randy Runyon, Waverly/Columbus, president and chief executive officer, Ohio Association of Community Health Centers; and Teleange’ Thomas, Cleveland, program officer for health, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.
Youth health awareness
Sharon Regional Health System is offering a program, created by the Committee for Citizen Awareness (CCA) and sponsored by Sharon Regional, to inform area youth about the status of America’s health and engage them in government operations.
Sharon Regional is among the first in the state to offer the national civic education program that involves two major components: an educational DVD, “Where We Stand,” which compares the standard of living within the United States to other nations; and an interactive Website with a youth opinion poll of the month, developed in consultation with George Gallup Jr.
Through the sponsorship of Sharon Regional, CCA distributed at no cost “Where We Stand” to schools, community colleges and libraries in Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District.