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WCA Medical Rehabilitation Relocates to Main Campus


Standing in front (left), Pamela Caccamise, R.N., WCA Hospital Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation nurse manager, stands alongside the WCA Hospital Medical Rehabilitation team in the newly constructed unit. The inpatient medical rehabilitation program recently relocated to the main campus of WCA Hospital, located at 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown.



Jamestown, NY (Friday, March 30, 2012)—WCA Hospital officials announced the WCA Hospital Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation unit has relocated from Jones Memorial Health Center—a division of WCA Hospital—to the main campus at WCA, 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown. The newly constructed unit is located on the 4th Floor, 4C Unit of the hospital, providing 24-hour inpatient rehabilitation care.

Visitors may use the front entrance of WCA Hospital. Visitor parking is available across the street from the front entrance on Foote Avenue. Family and visitor hours are Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Weekends hours are Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The newly constructed 10-bed comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation unit includes six private rooms, two semi-private patient rooms, and a full size multi-purpose dining/recreation lounge. Decorated in warm earth tone shades, rich textures, and elegant wood-tone finishes, the new unit provides patient room amenities including wireless internet, flat-screen television, patient desk area, large roomy closet space, and a handicap bathroom and shower.

Pamela Caccamise, Registered Nurse who serves as the program’s Nurse Manager says the new unit exceeds patients’ and staff expectations. “Great care was taken in selecting the ideal location,” Pam said. “Our brand new rehabilitation unit continues to offer the same high quality short-term rehabilitation for individuals recuperating from surgery, injury, or illness that our community has come to expect.

“Designed to promote recuperation, our patients will have immediate access to the comprehensive programs, services, technology and compassionate care of WCA.”

The interdisciplinary rehabilitation team at WCA helps patients reach their goals and return to independent lives. Each patient’s care is customized to fit their needs and care plans are developed with the input of the patient, family, physician and rehabilitation team

The program provides many services and support to patients including physical, occupational, and speech therapy, pet therapy, and other daily activities that help patients overcome the physical, social and psychological aspects of recovery. The treatment team includes a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, rehabilitation nurses, case manager/social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, registered dietician, therapeutic recreation specialist as well as the patient’s family.

A physician expert in rehabilitation medicine, Dr. Brooke Kelly, D.O., Physiatrist and Medical Director of the inpatient rehab program coordinates the care for the patients admitted to the program. “Our program’s goal has remained unchanged since the program opened. We treat the whole person, physically, mentally and emotionally. We want our patients to return to complete and independent lives. Many individuals who are discharged from our program are successfully rehabilitated and are able to lead productive, meaningful and satisfying lives.”

To arrange a visit and tour of the new rehabilitation unit, contact the WCA Hospital Public Relations Office at (716) 664-8614 or for additional information or referrals into the program, contact Pamela Caccamise at (716) 664-8650 or visit www.wcahospital.org/medicalrehabilitationservices.

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