Family donates $100K to hospital to thank Pittsburgh cardiologist

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has received a $100,000 donation from the family of two longtime patients.

Cardiologist Saul Silver, MD, treated the patients in question, Annie and Sorel Myers, for three decades. The Myers family made the donation as a way to thank Silver and the rest of UPMC for the “compassionate care” Annie and Sorel Myers received over the years. Silver had known the Myers family since 1988.

“I was touched and speechless when I learned about the gift,” Silver said in a news release from UPMC. “There are two kinds of people in this world: givers and takers. I’ve never been good at taking.”

The money will go toward rewarding physician assistants and nurse practitioners who consistently provide patients with high-quality cardiovascular care. Recipients will be able to use their financial gifts for “scholarly activities” such as attending an industry conference or joining a medical society.

“Saul has always been able to interpret, diagnose and solve the most complicated medical challenges with our parents, and he never ceases to amaze us with his knowledge and dedication,” Rita Rabin, a daughter of Annie and Sorel Myers, said in the same news release.

While Sorel Myers died in 2009, Silver continues to care for Annie Myers to this day.