Contact: Megan Barone
Director of development, UPMC Chautauqua WCA
T 716-664-8423

Crèche Compassionate Giving to UPMC Chautauqua WCA’s Children


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Mackenzie Samonia, RN, UPMC Chautauqua WCA demonstrates the new thermometer on Garrett Neel that was purchased by Creche for the UPMC Chautauqua WCA Emergency Room. While from L to R: Elizabeth Ciancio, senior physical therapist, UPMC Chautauqua WCA and Creche committee member, Valerie Scarpino, Creche committee chair, Marissa Carmello, speech-language pathologist, UPMC Chautauqua WCA and Megan Barone, director of development UPMC Chautauqua WCA look on.

Jamestown, NY (Sunday, February 19, 2017—For more than a century, Crèche has raised significant funding in order to provide for the needs of children in Chautauqua County. Each year, the Crèche Hospital Committee helps fulfill wishes from child-related departments at UPMC Chautauqua WCA. Crèche recently made a $2,200 donation to UPMC Chautauqua WCA which enabled the non-profit organization to make several purchases from their “Wish List” that will directly benefit children and their families served by UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

Eight departments at UPMC Chautauqua WCA which directly serve children benefited from this gift, including, Emergency Department (thermometers), Maternity Care (gel warmers), Nutrition Services (healthy eating educational materials), Inpatient Mental Health (games and crayons), Cancer Treatment Center (Books for Children and Parents with cancer),Physical Therapy (Plyometric Rebounder), and Speech & Hearing (Hear Builder Auditory CD-ROM and games).

“It is so rewarding to see the hard work and dedication of the Crèche volunteers resulting in tangible expressions of compassionate care,” said Elizabeth Ciancio, senior Physical Therapist, UPMC Chautauqua WCA and Crèche Hospital Committee Member. “We are so privileged and honored that they supported our needs for a Plyometric Rebounder for Physical Therapy patients at UPMC Chautauqua WCA. This will enhance the care provided to the children of our community.”

“The purchase of the toys for our pediatric patients is a tremendous asset and the perfect example of Crèche’s generosity,” said Marissa Carmello, speech language pathologist, UPMC Chautauqua WCA. “We are always in need of different ways in which we can provide our pediatric patients more enhanced care.”

To learn more about opportunities to volunteer for or support Crèche, visit, or mail your gift to: The Crèche, Inc., PO Box 601, Jamestown, NY 14702-0601.

To make a tax-deductible gift to support the care and treatment of children at UPMC Chautauqua WCA, please contact Megan Barone, director of development UPMC Chautauqua WCA, at 716-664-8423, view the Wish List at, or mail your gift to: UPMC Chautauqua WCA Office of Development, PO Box 840, Jamestown, NY 14702-0840.


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