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Crèche Donation Benefits Young Patients at WCA Hospital

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Wendy Kane (back left), Crèche Hospital Chair, poses along with WCA Hospital employees (L to R) Karen Beck, RN – Pediatrics, Kymberly Fox, LPN – Maternity, Chip Perkins, CTRS – Recreational Therapy, David Ristau – Nutrition Services, and Thom Brunner, Clinical Specialist – Psychology, to show off some of the items purchased by Crèche to benefit young patients served by WCA.

Jamestown, NY (Wednesday, March  2, 2011--For more than a century, Crèche has raised money to provide for needy children in Chautauqua County. Every year, the Crèche Hospital Committee helps fulfill wishes from child-related departments at WCA Hospital. Crèche recently made an $1,800 donation to WCA Hospital which enabled the non-profit organization to make specific purchases from their “Wish List” that will benefit children and families served by WCA.

Several different departments at WCA Hospital which directly serve children were assisted, including Adolescent Mental Health (Nintendo Wii, accessories and games), Emergency Department (temporal artery thermometer), Maternity/OB/GYN (infant thermometer and flash drives), Nutrition Services (educational DVD), Pediatrics (children’s pajamas), Psychology (educational DVD’s, Wii games, and inspirational posters), and Recreational Therapy (board games).

“Crèche is once again thrilled to donate items which will directly benefit pediatric patients,” said Wendy Kane, Crèche Hospital Committee Chair. “It is very rewarding to know that we are able to help support WCA Hospital and at the same time stay true to our mission of helping children in our community.”

Accepting on behalf of WCA Hospital’s Psychology department, Dr. Frederick Verdonik stated, “We are very grateful for the commitment of Crèche to WCA Hospital and to the young patients we serve. The gifts we were able to acquire specifically for Psychology will enable us to teach and promote safety, inspire, educate, and provide some fun entertainment.”

To obtain a copy of the WCA Hospital Wish List or to make a tax-deductible gift, please contact Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423 or

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