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UPMC pushes to connect pregnant patients with doctors in maternal care deserts

"It's important for us to save lives, babies' lives," said Bonita Pannell with UPMC Magee-Women's Outreach Team. "So, we're not going in the community saying, 'This is what you need.' We're listening to the community and what they're telling us they need."

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Freedom House program continues legacy of EMS diversity at graduation marking 3 years

She saw information about the Freedom House program — a six-week course through UPMC that teaches emergency medical technician basics to Black students — on Facebook and was intrigued. Long dreaming of becoming a nurse, she had tried — without success — to become a patient-care technician at UPMC for years.

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The first Farm to Hospital initiative in Pennsylvania launches in York

The Farm to Hospital program, conceived by Dr. KimberLee Mudge, has emerged as a beacon of holistic healthcare in York County. Addressing the root causes of illnesses through interventions such as diet and exercise, the initiative aims to combat food insecurity by supplying fresh, nutritious produce to UPMC Memorial patients, staff, visitors, and the wider community.

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