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Helping Employees in Need

"Thank you to every contributor. I, with my family, appreciate the huge financial assistance. It went a long way to relieve the burden."

We established the UHS Foundation so that we may quickly respond to employees’ immediate needs. We discovered in the aftermath of 9/11 that the well-intentioned funds raised for the families of the victims were slow to reach those in need. From that experience, we modeled the UHS Foundation. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide assistance to our fellow employees in their time of need.

To date, the UHS Foundation has disbursed over $2 million to employees needing assistance for living expenses including housing, utilities, clothing and other basic necessities. The UHS Foundation provided assistance in the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017, and Hurricane Michael and the California wildfires in 2018. Currently, the UHS Foundation is providing assistance to employees experiencing financial hardship due to the impacts of COVID-19 and recent natural disasters.


"I was tearful when [my colleague] asked me to apply — as well when I received the check within only one week! It will help so much more then you know."

Levels of emergency assistance are determined based on:

  • FEMA-declared qualified disasters or presidential-declared national health pandemic
  • Household size
  • Historical levels of emergency assistance provided by disaster relief organizations

We strive to provide support to as many employees as possible.

For Employee Assistance

"It was the support of my UHS family and financial help from the committee that armed me with the strength to regroup and rebuild."

UHS employees interested in applying for assistance should contact their local HR Director for guidance.

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to the UHS Foundation

The UHS Foundation is a charitable trust (Tax ID# 20-3396995) which allows for tax-deductible donations. The company matches the funds raised for the UHS Foundation. UHS absorbs any administrative costs associated with the UHS Foundation. UHS distributes 100% of UHS Foundation contributions.


To contact the UHS Foundation, please email [email protected]

Photo Above: Leadership Team of Southwest Healthcare System, with Group VP Brad Neet at bottom

5th Annual UHS Golf Tournament

At the 5th Annual UHS Golf Tournament, held in Lafayette Hill, PA, our generous employees and vendor partners played to benefit the UHS Foundation.