In New Castle and New Wilmington, UPMC's medical education programs are encouraging the next generation of caregivers to remain in our local communities, building a strong pipeline of professionals to fill roles in hospital settings, home care, and physician's offices, and contributing to a healthier future for our communities.
Through UPMC Jameson School of Nursing and UPMC's partnership with Westminster College, students are able to earn a bachelor's degree in registered nursing. More than 100 students are active in these programs.
UPMC Horizon and UPMC Jameson have numerous student internships and preceptorships, including training for future laboratory, pharmacy, and physical therapy respiratory therapy, and physician roles — more than 175 students were trained in 2019.
UPMC's medical education programs are providing opportunities that allow the region's talented youth to develop rewarding careers in their hometowns.
UPMC is committed to providing care and resources to those who need it most. With locations in Greenville, Hermitage, Ellwood City, and Sharon, UPMC offers unique programs designed to support at-risk individuals, including programs that address the needs of seniors, children, and low-income families.
UPMC Horizon's Medical Equipment Recycling Program provides refurbished medical equipment to people in UPMC Horizon's service area who lack the insurance coverage or means to buy new equipment. In 2019, MERP donated equipment, such as wheelchairs, canes, and walkers, to more than 2,500 people.
The UPMC Horizon Wellness Center provides senior exercise programs and a Silver & Fit exercise class to the community. This group exercise class is an avenue for seniors to network with others, while strengthening their muscles and increasing balance and agility.
Supported by UPMC Jameson, The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Lawrence County is a multi-purpose agency for children and families, serving approximately 750 to 800 people per month. The CAC offers several programs with the goal to end child abuse and promote great childhoods, including Family Reunification, Promoting Responsible Fatherhood, Trauma Focused Therapy, Forensic Interviewing, Nurse Family Partnership, and Early Head Start, which provides weekly home visits to children from low-income families.
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