Contact: Linda J. Johnson
Phone: 716-664-8614
Mobile:  716-969-2113

UPMC Chautauqua WCA Launches New Television Commercial


Press Release Photo
Pictured William Geary, MD, Ph.D., director of pathology, UPMC Chautauqua WCA, is one of the principal actors UPMC Chautauqua WCA’s new television commercial.

JAMESTOWN, NY (Monday, January 23, 2017)—WCA Hospital, now with a new name, UPMC Chautauqua WCA, recently launched a television commercial announcing its affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).  The integration became official on December 1, 2016.

Produced by UPMC, the 60-second and 30-second television spot features physicians, patients, staff, and community residents of Jamestown.  The commercial airs on network and cable television and introduces the hospital with a new name working together with world-renowned UPMC.

Actress Blythe Danner provides the voiceover for the commercial saying, “Together UPMC and WCA Hospital are bringing life changing medicine to Western New York.”  The spot ends with Blythe narrating, “Changing lives every day, UPMC Chautauqua WCA.”  The heart of the commercial features the people you know from UPMC Chautauqua WCA who touch the care of the many individuals the hospital serves.  The commercial was filmed at the main campus of the hospital and captures the beautiful scenic backdrop of Jamestown.

Excited about the integration with UPMC, Betsy T. Wright, president UPMC Chautauqua WCA, says the hospital is able to build on the great care the hospital provides and now has access to more specialists, world-class protocols, and research.

“We have many reasons to celebrate our local hospital and this is another reason to stand up and cheer,” said Mrs. Wright.  “We are proud of our 131 year tradition of delivering excellent care to the community.  Now, together with world-renowned UPMC and UPMC Hamot, we have opportunities to build an even stronger hospital.  The television spot truly conveys the essence of who we are and the bright future that lies ahead of us.”

UPMC is one of the country’s largest provider-led integrated health care delivery and finance systems and a leading academic medical center that is consistently ranked in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals.

“This is such a great opportunity,” said Mariah Battle, UPMC Chautauqua WCA registered nurse and principal actor in the television commercial referring to the integration.  “It will mean more quality of care for our patients.”

To watch the TV spot or learn more about the care of UPMC Chautauqua WCA, go to


< Back to Press Releases