Welcome to the new UPMC Altoona Foundation website. We hope you will find our new enhanced web presence more appealing and easier to use. We are adding photos of our events so our friends and supporters can get a glimpse of the fun events the Foundation sponsors, all of which raise funds to support UPMC Altoona.

We will also use this page to provide monthly updates on fundraising progress and stories of the impact of the generosity of you, our friends and supporters.

Thank you for all that you do to support UPMC Altoona and our Foundation.

As the region’s healthcare leader, UPMC is committed to the health and well-being of its communities.

Click here to see a video of the recent progress and growth at UPMC Altoona.

UPMC Altoona
Birthing Center

The UPMC Altoona Birthing Center serves nearly 1,000 families and newborns each year. These newborns are our children, grandchildren, and sometimes great-grandchildren.

Gail Irwin, Dr. Patricia Hoyne, and Dr. Rakesh Chopra are heading a campaign to raise funds to renew and upgrade the Birthing Center.

All gifts to the Birthing Center will help us continue to provide the community with leading-edge maternity services.

Birthing Center Brochure | DONATE NOW


Alumni of the Altoona Hospital School of Nursing and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing are seeking memorabilia from their schools for a permanent history exhibit in the lobby of UPMC Altoona.

The nurses need anything related to the schools and their graduates, including:
• Uniforms • Caps • Yearbooks • Diplomas • Pins
• Rings • Newspaper articles • Pictures

UPMC Altoona has donated a display case that will be located in the hospital lobby. Donors will be acknowledged with signage on their exhibited items, which cannot be returned.

If you have items to contribute, please inform Jeanette Bender, UPMC Altoona Foundation, at 814-889-2630 or benderjm3@upmc.edu. She will have a project officer contact you.

If you would like to support the project with a cash donation, we would be grateful. Mail to UPMC Altoona Foundation, 620 Howard Ave., Altoona, PA 16601, Attn: Jeanette Bender. Or donate online at UPMCAltoonaFoundation.org.