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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.

Birthing Center Open House
Birthing Center Open House

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

Black Lung Grant Announcement

UPMC Altoona announces three years of grants from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration to serve patients with black lung disease. The grant will provide funding of $274,000 annually for three years. In partnership with Blue Mountain Health System and Windber Medical Center, UPMC Altoona will use the funding to provide medical outreach and treatment services throughout the region to those suffering from black lung disease and other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

Grant Announcement


Click on the link below to see Mario Lemieux dedicate UPMC Altoona’s Austin’s Playroom. Austin’s Playroom is a gift of the Mario Lemieux Foundation to UPMC Altoona. Dedicated Sept. 12, 2016, the playroom features games, toys, iPads, books, table top hockey, a sand table, and kid friendly furniture, all for ages 3 to 12 years old. Families are welcome to bring their youngsters to visit the playroom from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the playroom, which is located to the left of the main elevators on the fifth floor of the Outpatient Building.

View the video on Vimeo here