Amanda Morris, in the Foundation office, took to the phones this month to help schedule eligible residents for their COVID vaccine. With weekly clinics, UPMC Western Maryland is doing its part to push the vaccine out to those who need it.
Spring is just around the corner, and better things are on the way! As the number of COVID patients continues to decline in our area, our health system is shifting the emphasis on preventing the spread of COVID through vaccination.
Your Foundation office has kept busy scheduling candidates for the COVID vaccine clinic. Shipment volumes vary widely, week to week, and administering the vaccine shot has become a vital priority. By mid-March, we will begin to see the hiring of temporary staff who will schedule the appointments and serve at registration for these clinics.
In addition to the vaccine distribution, your WMHS Foundation has been arranging and delivering lunches to the balance of hospital departments and satellite locations so that our Healthcare Heroes across the system know they are valued. The process has brought our Foundation together with Pastoral Care, who brings a fresh word of encouragement and prayer to each encounter.
As always, our Foundation thrives on the generous intentions of our donor family. We are grateful to you for your engagement with us, whether you choose to donate to a pressing need or leave a legacy through your estate.