How We Help
Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves as the fundraising arm of Upper Valley Medical Center to help provide the best quality health care possible to the Northern Miami Valley community. The UVMC Foundation raises community support to help meet the needs and expectations of patients and their families, as well as employees and volunteers. The Foundation helps UVMC by purchasing capital items, enhancing patient programs and services, and assisting with other priorities identified by the hospital. Examples include:
Cancer Care Center
Thanks to the support of community members through the UVMC Foundation, Upper Valley Medical Center cancer patients can take part in exercise, yoga and massage therapy to help ease the pain and decrease the side-effects of chemotherapy. Cancer patients can also access the John J. Dugan Infusion Center for infusion in a private room.
Cardiac Cath Lab
To save time (which will ultimately save more lives) during a heart attack, UVMC will be relocating the Cardiac Catheterization Lab from the 2nd floor to the 1st floor, closer to the UVMC Emergency Department. The most up-to-date equipment and technologies will also be installed to help cardiologists better identify blockages.
Level II Special Care Nursery
The Foundation and its generous donors will give high-risk babies the most up-to-date medical care, equipment and supplies, and the privacy families need for healing and growth through an upgrade and renovation project. UVMC’s Level II Nursery is the only Level II Nursery able to care for high-risk babies as young as 32-weeks between Dayton and Lima. Knowing this nursery is available, if needed, gives peace-of-mind to birthing mothers and their families.
Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center
Donors to the Foundation provided the new Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Center with new and innovative equipment, furnishings, and other items that give patients the best rehabilitation and comfort possible.
Community Health Education
Youth Mental Health First Aid (Hope Squad)
All Miami County schools can receive Youth Mental Health First Aid thanks to the Foundation and its funding partners. This programs helps train teens and teachers on how to identify students who may be suicidal or have other mental health needs.
Community Health Screenings
Community members can receive free blood pressure and glucose screenings at monthly clinics throughout Miami County, thanks to the UVMC Foundation and its funding partners. Heart disease and diabetes are chronic diseases that are more prevalent in Miami County than any other Ohio county. Regular health screenings are vital for the prevention, early detection, and management of chronic health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.