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Newly named 5-Star Volunteer of the Year, Patricia (Pat) Urso, and one hundred and three hospital volunteers were honored for their years of service at the WCA Hospital Volunteer Recognition and Awards Luncheon held on Thursday, June 30, in the WCA Hospital Auditorium. Long-time scheduling volunteer, Pat Urso, received top honor during the ceremony for her dedicated volunteer service. Other top honors for hours of service in 2015 included, Robert Gray, 870 hours; Robert Scott, 840 hours; and Flip Yates, 671 hours of service. (full story . . .)

With more than 100 family, friends, and hospital staff in attendance at the 47th graduation ceremony of the WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology on June 9, Ms. Brooke Ludwiczak, student of the radiology school, was awarded this year’s recipient of the Vincent Messina A. Memorial Scholarship. The memorial fund preserves Vincent’s benevolent legacy by providing scholarships to students enrolled in the second year of the WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. (full story . . .)

With the presentation of $102,000 in the first installment of LINKS Charity four year pledge of $400,000 for the Discovery 630 System, LINKS Charity exceeded their expectations by $2,000! This is all due to the efforts of the community members, sponsors, and volunteers working with LINKS for the past 24 years. (read more . . .)

Betsy T. Wright, FACHE, WCA Hospital President/CEO, and affiliated board chairs delivered a recap of the past year’s accomplishments and financial summary at 21st Annual Meeting of The Corporations, “Advancing Health Care: The Path of Transformation” during a breakfast meeting held at the hospital on Thursday, June 16. (read news release . . .)

Please join us for the 25th Anniversary LINKS LPGA PRO-AM, July 25 and 26, 2016. Proceeds from the golf tournament support those who have been affected by cancer. (more . . .)

Please view our 2015 Annual Report To Our Community web page. . . This informative web page conveys our accomplishments, accolades, and financial report over the past year. Click Here

Six months after WCA Hospital and UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) announced an affiliation agreement to integrate services and bring world-class medical care to southern Chautauqua County, New York State has given contingency approval for the two organizations to integrate. The next regulatory steps include approvals from the New York State Office of Mental Health and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. (full story. . .)

Listen to WRFA Community Matters radio program with guest speaker, Andrew O'Brien, WCA Hospital Director of Chemical Dependency and Outpatient Mental Health. Mr. O'Brien discusses chemical dependency services at WCA and the local drug addiction initiatives. Follow this link: https://soundcloud.com/wrfaradio

WCA Bariatric Center team hosts free seminars in June/July . . . The WCA Bariatric Center team will host a free, informative, seminar on Thursday, June 16, 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m. to answer questions about weight loss surgery options at WCA and introduce residents to bariatric surgeon, Dr. Galo Grijalva. The free seminar will be held in the WCA Hospital Auditorium, 207 Foote Avenue. For more information, call WCA at 664-8614. (more . . .)

3D Mammography Is Here! . . . WCA is excited to be the first hospital in the region to offer the latest in breast cancer screening advances, the Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ or Breast Tomosynthesis exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. The new system is recommended for women of all ages and breast densities. (more . . . )

Find a doctor in your area with the WCA Hospital 2016 Physician Directory featuring the entire medical staff and receive information including important hospital telephone numbers, hospital services and programs, and 2016 calendar. To receive your free 2016 Physician Directory, call Linda Johnson, WCA Hospital Public Relations, at 664-8614 today!

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