ACMS Foundation Feature: United Methodist Church Union

The Mission of the United Methodist Church (Church Union) is to transform communities, lives, and hearts. This past April, Church Union celebrated its 130th Anniversary of empowering change in this region! Given our name, most people mistake us for a church or perhaps a union of churches. Still, we are actually a social service agency […]

It’s Been a Busy Month for Non-Compete Legislation

By: Sara Hussey, MBA, CAE – ACMS Executive Director It has been an interesting and busy month for legislation around non-compete agreements. Earlier this month, Pennsylvania state legislation passed its first hurdle when HB 1633 passed with significant bipartisan support in the PA State House, with a 150-50 vote. This legislation seeks to prohibit medical […]

ACMS Announces the Launch of the Physician Wellness Program


By: Sara Hussey, MBA, CAE – ACMS Executive Director The Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation has created an innovative Physician Wellness Program (PWP) to address physician mental health and burnout. The major announcement and details of the initiative were unveiled April 18, 2024 during ACMS Honors at the Heinz History Center. The mental health booking […]

ACMS Members Encouraged to Take Action on Noncompete Bill

By: Sara Hussey, MBA, CAE – ACMS Executive Director In the April 11 edition the PAMED e-newsletter, “The Dose” it was shared that The PA House Health Committee approved House Bill 1633. This is legislation that would prohibit the use of noncompete provisions in physician employment contracts. The bill now awaits consideration by the full […]

ACMS Foundation Feature: Footbridge: Rapid Financial Support Redefining Social Innovation

By: Taafoi Kamara, MPH – Director of Growth and Marketing – Footbridge Footbridge, founded in 2020, offers rapid financial aid to families and individuals facing crises with no other solution. They provide payments to third-party vendors to reduce household stress, prevent costly involvement with human services and health systems, and promote overall wellbeing. The organization […]

Transforming Lives: The Impact of Scholarships on Health Career Students at CCAC

By: Kristina S. Zuccarelli – Manager, Scholarships and Alumni Affairs – CCAC Educational Foundation Higher education is a phenomenal catalyst for change, and this is true not only for the individual, but for our community at large. At the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), we see this transformation every day, and no two stories […]

Resources Following Change Healthcare Cyberattack

By: Sara Hussey, ACMS Executive Director On February 21, Change Healthcare, a prominent provider of revenue cycle management and clinical data exchange solutions, fell victim to a cyberattack that compromised sensitive data, including patient records and financial information. The incident raised alarms across the healthcare sector, highlighting the sophistication of cyber threats targeting medical institutions. […]

ACMS Honors: Celebrating Excellence in Medicine and Community Impact

By: Sara Hussey, ACMS Executive Director The Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS) and the ACMS Foundation are thrilled to announce the much-anticipated 2nd annual ACMS Honors event! Set to be a highlight on the healthcare calendar, this event promises to be a memorable evening of celebration, networking, and philanthropy. What is ACMS Honors? ACMS Honors […]

Familylinks’ Community Health Worker Program

By: Lauren Galletta, Director of Development & Outreach Familylinks is one of the Pittsburgh area’s largest, most comprehensive, and most respected human service providers. The agency has served Western Pennsylvania for more than 65 years, bringing vital support services to the most vulnerable members of our community. Familylinks was formed in 2001, through the merger […]

Nurturing Moms and Babies: The Virtual Mentorship Revolution

By: Erica Cochran – Director of Development, NurturePA NuturePA is a recipient of a 2024 grant from the ACMS Foundation.  In the whirlwind of new motherhood, NurturePA emerges as a beacon of support, offering a unique and convenient one-on-one text message-based mentorship program for moms in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Nurture® Program, designed to revolutionize parenting, […]