making a difference

Your Health, Our Mission

Caring for Our Families Together

The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation supports University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health’s (UM UCH) mission to deliver an exceptional care experience for every person, every encounter, every day.

Our ability to maintain that commitment requires us to think beyond today and focus on our future and the vision to create the healthiest community in Maryland.

It is with your support that patients and their families know that when they choose UM UCH, they have access to highly skilled physicians who utilize the most advanced technologies in state-of-the-art facilities that are both comfortable and conducive to healing.

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Your support makes a difference, right here in our community.

The Klein Family Center

Offering immediate access to behavioral, mental and addiction health services in a safe and comfortable environment.

If you are a resident of this community and don’t know about the resources provided by the Klein Family Center, you need to.

In 2019, generous gifts from donors and community partners helped bring The Klein Family Center to fruition.

Today, philanthropy and the support from community partners allows the Crisis Center to continue to provide vital mental health and addiction resources to neighbors during their time of need.

Senator Bob Hooper House

Providing compassionate, end-of-life care to residents and their loved ones, during their time of need. 

At the Hooper House, professionals with specialized expertise serve both residents and their families with a coordinated program of hospice care and supportive care services, helping neighbors and their families better manage the difficult issues of end-of-life care.

This home-like setting environment brings comfort, dignity, and compassion to all who are served. Philanthropy provides care for residents in need of financial assistance, ensuring no resident is turned away for their inability to pay. Additionally, philanthropy helps to fund ongoing and future needs of the house that enhance both the resident’s and their loved ones’ stay.

Cancer LifeNet

Sometimes the unknown is the biggest fear when receiving a cancer diagnosis.

As part of the Kaufman Cancer Center, Cancer LifeNet is a supportive care program that is provided free-of-charge to all residents of our community regardless of where they receive their cancer treatment. Cancer LifeNet helps individuals and families cope with the physical, psychological, financial, and emotional aspects of cancer.

The program and its many offerings are funded fully by philanthropy and gift made by generous community partners and fundraising activities.

“We share a responsibility to provide
compassionate care close to home.”

– Albert J. A. Young, Esq, Chairman of Foundation Board

“You are never taller than when you are bending over to help someone else.”

– Senator Bob Hooper

We need you, our friends and neighbors,

to join us in this effort to help care for families throughout our community.