Pallottine Foundation Established in Buckhannon


The Pallottine Missionary Sisters have announced the creation of the Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon. This new foundation will serve healthcare related needs of the community in Barbour, Lewis, Randolph, Upshur, and Webster counties through its annual grant award process.

The Pallottine Sisters began serving the Buckhannon area with the establishment of St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1921.  The Sisters are using the proceeds of the sale of St. Joseph’s to West Virginia Health System/United Health Corporation to continue their care for the community through the creation of the foundation.

It will focus its funding awards in four healthcare related areas such as Health and Wellness, Leadership Development, Lifestyle Education and Spiritual and Pastoral Care.

The Pallottine Missionary Sisters are also selling St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington.

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