Neonatal care would never be possible without the dedicated effort and sacrifice of so many caregivers. The following are testimonies from some of the caregivers that have been part of The 25 Club's commitment to helping the tiniest of babies.
Hospital Executive grateful for The 25 Club’s contributions
Leslie Davis, President, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC; Senior Vice President, UPMC; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Health Services Division.
Physician thankful for The 25 Club’s care for most vulnerable citizens
Dr. Jon Watchko, Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Newborn Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Club marks 75th with gift of research
Dr. Yoel Sadovsky, Director, Magee Women's Research Institute
Hospital Leadership Thankful for the contributions from The 25 Club
Maribeth McLaughlin, Vice President, Operations of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Vice President, Women Health Services, UMPC
Worldwide impact of The 25 Club’s efforts in Fetal Research
In 2009 the 25 Club donated $330,000 to the fetal therapy program to begin its treatment initiative for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Besides having a positive impact on the local population, my experience in the treatment of the disease inspired me to conduct a multinational, multicenter, multidisciplinary study on the management of early stage disease, an area of great controversy within the field. This study was conducted through the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet) and was recently published in a major medical journal. It clearly demonstrated that early treatment produced better pregnancy outcomes than expectant management. The work was presented at the 36th International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society (IFMSS) meeting in August of 2016 to a global audience of fetal therapy physicians, who will use the results of my study to change their practice locally upon their return. The 25 Club’s generosity, therefore, has had a direct impact on the care of pregnant women on a global scale. For this, I am forever grateful."
Stephen P. Emery, MD - Assistant Professor, Director, Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment Center Magee-Womens Hospital