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Phil Guarneschelli

Philip Guarneschelli, former president of UPMC in Central Pa., retired on September 30th, 2022, after serving the Central Pa. community for more than 36 years. The UPMC Pinnacle Foundation is honored to have had the support of Phil throughout his tenure. From attending Foundation board meetings and presenting retired employee updates to supporting our fundraising events and providing thoughtful, experienced guidance, Phil has always been loyal to the staff, mission, and needs of the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation.

The UPMC Pinnacle Foundation wishes Phil all the best in this new chapter of life and thanks him for his years of selfless leadership and service.


Remembering Robb Hanrahan

The UPMC Pinnacle Foundation was deeply saddened by Robb Hanrahan’s passing in July 2022. Robb was a highly valued and tremendously committed member of the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation Board and a former patient of and outspoken advocate for UPMC Central Pa. The immense gratitude he shared with staff, board members, and caregivers brought inspiration, hope, and generosity to the forefront wherever he went.

We are grateful for the opportunity we had to serve UPMC Central Pa. patients and the Central Pa community alongside him.

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One of the First

in the Country:

Cumberland County Launches
4-Minute City Program

Is your local soccer field equipped with an AED? Your community center? The gym next door? In the minutes that matter most, when a life can be lost or saved, having an AED on hand means everything. 

That’s why the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation is proud to partner with The Peyton Walker Foundation as we bring one of the first 4-Minute Cities in the country to life in Cumberland County. This exciting initiative wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of donors like you. 

The 4-Minute City aims to increase survival rates in the event of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. By deploying Avive Solutions’ intelligent connected AED technology along with over 300 new AEDs throughout Cumberland County, we will provide the community with access to an AED well before first responders arrive on the scene in the event of a cardiac arrest – and ultimately within 4 minutes of a call being made to 911.

Stories of Gratitude:

Sidney Freyermuth

For Sidney Freyermuth, June 24th, 2019 started like any other day – until he had a sudden cardiac arrest at work. His co-workers immediately called 911 and administered CPR, and when EMS arrived, they used an AED twice to stabilize his cardiac rhythm. 

After being transported to UPMC Harrisburg, where he was treated by Dr. William Apollo, Sidney went on to make a full recovery. His gratitude for the doctors who saved his life has remained in the years since his cardiac arrest, so in February 2023, he reunited with his care team to thank them.

"I wanted to show my appreciation to the people that saved my life... and you guys are unsung heroes. You saved my life. I felt compelled to let you know I am doing good."

24 Hours of Incredible Generosity:
Give Local York

Each May, generous donors in York County show their support for the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation through Give Local York - a 24-hour day of giving to support community projects and make incredible things possible.