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Giving to Forbes Hospice

Forbes Hospice is now able to accept online donations!

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The Forbes Health Foundation is the philanthropic resource for Forbes Hospital and Forbes Hospice, members of the West Penn Allegheny Health System. Established in 1997, Forbes Health Foundation operates exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. All corporate powers of the foundation are vested in and are exercised by a board of directors that controls and manages the foundations affairs and funds.


Always Dedicated to the Patients and Their Families

Dedicated to PatientsAlthough Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers now reimburse many hospice-related costs, some hospice patients are uninsured or have insurance that does not fully reimburse the cost of their care. Nevertheless, appropriate services are never withheld because of inadequate coverage. For those individuals, services are offered on a sliding-fee scale. Programs such as massage therapy, respite care, bereavement counseling and chaplaincy services, which make Forbes Hospice unique, receive no reimbursement and can only continue through the contributions of thoughtful donors.


Respite Care Fund 

Respite Care

Hospice Respite Care Fund provides Forbes Hospice families with additional help in caring for a loved one. This valuable fund allows us to provide free of charge the gift of time for hospice families well deserving of a break. The respite care program is above and beyond what is required by a Medicate-certified program. It is an added benefit of choosing Forbes Hospice and Palliative Care.


Hospice Education Fund

Medical EducationThe staff at Forbes Hospice works hard every day to provide quality care for your loved one. In order to keep up with the latest advances in healthcare, our staff attends workshops, seminars and conferences made possible by the Hospice Education Fund.  The fund is also used to provide patient and family education materials. Consider making a donation to the Hospice Education Fund to provide our staff with the opportunity to continually learn ways to better care for our patients.


Plates with Purpose 

Butterfly Plate

The butterfly is a symbol of one's soul. The metamorphosis of the butterfly mirrors the human life cycle and the beauty and fragility of the human condition. This butterfly design was donated by Chicago artist Cassandra Ott to honor the memory of her uncle and the work of her godmother among the terminally ill. Proceeds from the Butterfly Plate With Purpose™ benefit the Forbes Hospice, which works to ease the process of death and dying for the terminally ill and their families.

Plates with Purpose


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Donation Form

United Way Designation Code:
909605 Forbes Hospice-WPAHS

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