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Jamestown Savings Bank Backs WCA Hospital’s Emergency Department Capital Campaign

WCA Hospital
Jonathan Scalise, President, and Jennifer Harkness, Senior Vice President, from Jamestown Savings Bank, a Division of Northwest Savings Bank, present Betsy Wright, President & CEO of WCA Hospital, and Lillian Vitanza Ney, MD, Sharing the Gift of Health Campaign Chair, with a $50,000 check representing the bank’s gift to support WCA’s capital campaign for its new Emergency Department.

Jamestown, New York (Friday, January 2011—Jamestown Savings Bank, a Division of Northwest Savings Bank, recently made a $50,000 gift to WCA Hospital to back Sharing the Gift of Health: The Capital Campaign for Our Emergency Department.

“At Jamestown Savings Bank, we are local bankers making local decisions,” said Jonathan Scalise, President of Jamestown Savings Bank. “This gift demonstrates that we are firmly committed to Jamestown - our community, WCA - our community hospital, and to the satisfaction and success of our friends and neighbors.”

“Jamestown Savings Bank recognizes how vital WCA Hospital is to the Chautauqua Region and how critical a new Emergency Department is to our customers,” said Jennifer Harkness, Senior Vice President of Jamestown Savings Bank. “We are thrilled with the success of the campaign to date and trust that our community will continue to support this historic effort.”

“We are exceptionally thankful to Jamestown Savings Bank for their generosity and for their continued commitment to our community,” said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President and CEO.  “We look forward to the day we open the doors of our new Emergency Department and to sharing this special gift with all those we serve.”

“On behalf of those community leaders who are spearheading this capital campaign, I am extremely grateful to Jamestown Savings Bank for this generous gift,” said Lillian Vitanza Ney, MD, Campaign Chair. “We would not be where we are today without organizations such as this who give to our community in so many ways.”

Northwest Savings Bank
Jamestown Savings Bank is a Division of Northwest Savings Bank. Headquartered in Warren, PA, Northwest Savings Bank is a full-service community bank that operates 171 offices in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Maryland, and Florida. With assets of $8 billion, Northwest offers its customers a full range of personal and business banking services plus investment management services.

In 2010, Northwest Savings Bank was ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the Mid-Atlantic Region according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Retail Banking Customer Satisfaction Study. In 2009, it was also named one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes Magazine.  For more information about Northwest Savings Bank, please visit

WCA Hospital’s 21st Century Emergency Department
Featuring private treatment, triage, and consultation rooms, WCA Hospital’s new 18,000 square foot Emergency Department will dramatically improve space, privacy, and the overall patient experience. Expected to open in 2012, this 21st Century Emergency Department will minimize patient treatment times, decrease throughput and admission times, improve efficiency and collaboration, enhance physician recruitment efforts, and meet the present day and the increasing future volume demands of the Chautauqua Region.

To date, WCA has reached the 80% mark by securing over $13.3 M toward the campaign’s $16.5 M capital campaign goal and is accepting gifts and pledges payable through 2013.  Fore more information, please visit

To make a gift in support of WCA Hospital’s Sharing the Gift of Health capital campaign, please contact Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development, at
(716) 664-8423 or

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