Doyle and Rebecca Corman

Doyle and Rebecca Corman

Doyle and Rebecca Corman

Patients give back through the Foundation's Grateful Patient Program

Mount Nittany Health Foundation recently established a Grateful Patient Program that is designed to offer patients, as well as their friends and families, a way to say “thank you,” while making a difference to other patients at the same time.

There are many ways that members of the Mount Nittany Health team make a difference in the lives of our patients. This program allows individuals and/or their families to formally recognize the exceptional care received at Mount Nittany Health. Whether one chooses to honor a doctor or nurse, an entire department, or a clinical program that provided care to a loved one, donations are a meaningful opportunity to say “thank you” to those who may have brought comfort in a time of need.

Gifts may help purchase new equipment or fund education programs that keep Mount Nittany Health and its physicians, nurses, and support staff up-to-date on current practices and treatments. Contributions will directly help maintain the level of care that the residents of central PA have come to expect from Mount Nittany Health.

Doyle and Rebecca Corman are longtime residents of the State College area and have seen the hospital grow over the years. Both recently received treatment at Mount Nittany Medical Center, and both were very pleased with the excellent care they received.

“I went to the emergency department, and in the old days, that would have meant you sat for a long time,” says Doyle. “I was surprised that immediately they took me back to determine what the problem was. No forms to fill out. The priority was my health. They were very compassionate, very professional, and very talented.”

Doyle and Rebecca were so impressed with the care they received that they made a gift through the Grateful Patient Program, becoming the first donors to the program. “Mount Nittany Health has grown over the years, but it is still patient-focused and values patient care and compassion,” says Rebecca. “We need facilities like this here, so we decided to make a contribution that will assist the next person who needs help.”

“This is such a great way to give back and show our appreciation,” adds Rebecca. “We’ve been so impressed with the advancements made here in the last 10–20 years. We hope we can help keep the hospital growing for our family and everyone else in the community.”

Mount Nittany Health’s Grateful Patient Program is flexible and personal. A gift can be designated to a specific area or to the greatest need. Furthermore, donors can choose to make a contribution through other charitable means, such as gifts of stock, endowment funds, or planned giving. As part of this program, your gift may acknowledge a caregiver at Mount Nittany Health, whether it is a physician, nurse, therapist, social worker, or anyone who made a special impression.

To participate in the Grateful Patient Program, visit or call the Mount Nittany Health Foundation office at 814.234.6777.

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