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Z&M Ag and Turf Assists WCA Hospital’s Capital Campaign for New Emergency Department

WCA Hospital
Judith Burgett, Chair of the WCA Hospital Board of Directors, joins John Griffith and Tracy Buck, Co-Owners of Z&M Ag and Turf, to acknowledge their $20,000 pledge to support WCA’s capital campaign for its new Emergency Department.

Jamestown, New York (Friday, April 1, 2011)—On behalf ofZ&M Ag and Turf, owners John and Mary Jane Griffith and Tracy and Kimber Buck recently made a $20,000 pledge to WCA Hospital to support Sharing the Gift of Health: The Capital Campaign for Our Emergency Department.

“We are very pleased to give back to this community which has supported us for so many years,” states John Griffith, Co-Owner and Aftermarket Manager of Z&M Ag and Turf.

“We recognize how important it is for the people living in our area to have the best local health care possible,” explains Tracy Buck, Co-Owner of Z&M Ag and Turf. “In many cases, this care starts in the Emergency Department. So, we are very excited to make this very worthwhile investment in WCA Hospital.”

“Z&M stands for quality and dependability, as exemplified by the Griffiths and the Bucks,” says Judith Burgett, Chair of the WCA Hospital Board of Directors. “They understand and appreciate the value of our community hospital, for which we are truly grateful.”

Z&M Ag and Turf
Z&M Ag and Turf is a locally-owned, operated, and authorized John Deere dealer with six locations in New York (Falconer, Clymer, North Collins, Alexander, Oakfield and Springville) and a seventh dealership in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Z&M Ag and Turf offers a wide variety of John Deere tractors, lawn and garden equipment, farm equipment, light industrial equipment and John Deere toy tractors and merchandise.

For more information about Z&M Ag and Turf, please call (716) 665-3110 or visit

WCA Hospital’s 21st Century Emergency Department
The deconstruction of the existing South Building, to make way for the new Emergency Department, has been completed and full project financing has been secured, enabling WCA Hospital to be under full construction this spring. 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 emergency care demands of the Chautauqua Region. With great advances in space and privacy, WCA Hospital’s new 18,000 square foot Emergency Department will dramatically improve the overall patient experience.

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. To make a gift to support Sharing the Gift of Health, please contact Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423 or visit WCA Hospital’s web site at

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