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WCA Hospital Announces New Board Members

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Left: Lyndon Gritters, MD. Right: Anna M. Dibble.

Jamestown, New York, (Monday, December 13, 2010)—WCA Hospital, a regional healthcare leader, announced the appointments of two new members who join the hospital’s Board of Directors.  The new board members are, Anna M. Dibble, Director of Quality at Cummins Inc., located in Lakewood, New York, and Lyndon Gritters, MD, board certified radiologist on staff at WCA Hospital.

“We are delighted that Anna and Dr. Gritters have joined our hospital Board,” said Judy Burgett, WCA Hospital Board of Directors Chair.  “Both individuals bring a wealth of valuable business and healthcare experience and we are confident they will make a substantial contribution to the strategic direction of WCA Hospital.”

The hospital’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of those they serve in a way that includes compassion, a commitment to quality, economic viability and a vision for the future.  “We are proud of our 125 year tradition of delivering the highest quality of care and welcome the leadership of our new board members who will be instrumental in shaping the future of WCA Hospital,” said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President/CEO. 

Ms. Dibble holds two Master degrees.  She received a Master of Business Administration from Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Manufacturing Management and Engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute, located in Flint, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.  She is currently employed at Cummins Inc., located in Lakewood, New York, as the Director of Quality and has spent the last 19 years of her career working in various positions at Cummins - Jamestown Engine Plant.  Anna resides in Lakewood, New York with her husband, Scott, and their two daughters, Alanna and Kylee.
Lyndon Gritters, M.D., is triple boarded in Radiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Nuclear Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and was inducted into the AOA Honor Medical Society. Dr. Gritters trained in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center and in Diagnostic Radiology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. His office, Jamestown Radiologist, P.O. 788, Jamestown, New York.  Dr. Gritters resides in Lakewood, New York, with his wife, Melanie, and has two grown sons, Andrew and Sean.

In addition to the new board members, WCA Hospital 2010 – 2011 Board of Directors is comprised of:  Judith Burgett, Chair; Brenda Ireland, Vice Chair; Michael Sullivan, Secretary; Timothy Black, Treasurer; James Roach, Assistant Treasurer; Barbara Bumsted, Past Chair; Janet Chew, Maynard Cotter, William Geary, MD, Howard Howlett, Jr., Steve Kilburn, Ronald Klizek, MD, Wolf-Dieter Krahn, MD, Dale Robbins, Betsy T. Wright.

The members of the Board have a variety of professional expertise, educational backgrounds, record of community service, and experience.

WCA Hospital of Jamestown is Southwestern New York’s largest not-for-profit health care provider, offering an extensive range of inpatient and outpatient acute care and rehabilitation services. WCA is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and American College of Radiology; and is approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. For more information, visit the WCA website at www.wcahospital.org.

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