Since its inception in I939, The Twenty-Five Club's mission has supported newborn medicine, neonatal research and fetal interventions at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Magee-Womens Research Institute. This support has led to major innovations that have impacted babies’ health, not just locally, but worldwide.
Twenty-Five Club contributions:
- Have positioned Magee to be one of I 2 hospitals in the country to offer fetal intervention - which includes surgery in-utero for twin-to-twin syndrome, and repair and closing of spina bifida defects. Directed by Dr. Stephen Emery
- Created The Twenty-Five Club Endowed Chair in Newborn Medicine for Dr. Gary Silverman and his team
- Provided comfort items for babies born with an inherited addiction to drugs
- Have supported crucial research projects of Dr. Jon Watchko such as treatment strategies to protect brain from kernicterus (a condition that results in brain damage in newborns with severe Jaundice)
- Helped to offer important resources yearly for more than 1,700 babies during their stay in Magee’s NICU