WNY Healthcare in the News November 2018

UPMC Chautauqua CEO Betsy Wright announces retirement Buffalo Business First 30-Nov-18
Mount St. Mary’s cardiac services office now in a new, larger location Niagara Frontier Publications 28-Nov-18
Boasting Buffalo: Transforming health care Buffalo Business First 23-Nov-18
Ownership shifts underway at 3 surgery centers, including Kaleida Health site Buffalo Business First 21-Nov-18
ECMC is Buffalo area’s largest hospital in terms of licensed beds Buffalo Business First 20-Nov-18
Pharmacy upgrades at Catholic Health to tally $11M Buffalo Business First 19-Nov-18
Filadora leaves Roswell Park to lead Great Lakes Cancer Care Buffalo Business First 19-Nov-18
Hospitals expand bundled payment programs Buffalo Business First 16-Nov-18
Changes ahead for future medical education Buffalo Business First 16-Nov-18
Health care increases reliance on patient apps, technology Buffalo Business First 15-Nov-18
ECMC opens new dental center at Buffalo General Buffalo Business First 15-Nov-18
Roswell Park launches partnership with Polish university Buffalo Business First 15-Nov-18
Kaleida Health opens expanded ED at DeGraff Buffalo Business First 13-Nov-18
Catholic Health preps for $5.5M pharmacy update at two sites Buffalo Business First 12-Nov-18
The highest-paid employee of each Western New York hospital Buffalo Business First 11-Nov-18
Catholic Health hospitals get top scores Buffalo Business First 9-Nov-18
Mount St. Mary’s Hospital to conduct diabetes education classes in December Lewiston- Porter Sentential 7-Nov-18
St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital to hold annual holiday market Lewiston- Porter Sentential 6-Nov-18
ENH serving as ‘Rock Out Hunger’ dropoff site Union Sun & Journal 5-Nov-18
New HVAC system set for one of Roswell’s oldest buildings Buffalo Business First 5-Nov-18

WNY Healthcare in the News September 20, 2018- October 31, 2018

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Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation Begins Campaign The Post- Journal October 31, 2018
Mount St. Mary’s craft committee makes hospital time happy for children Lewiston- Porter Sentential October 30, 2018
Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary To Hold Fruit Sale The Post- Journal October 28, 2018
Local efforts making a dent in opioid crisis, experts say Buffalo Business First October 26, 2018
Health expansion projects underway in Erie, Niagara Buffalo Business First October 22, 2108
‘Treasure Island’ returns to Medina as big fundraiser for hospital Orleans Hun October 16, 2018
Gates Vascular Institute okayed for ‘revolutionary’ stroke upgrade Buffalo Business First October 15, 2018
ECMC to move outpatient addictions clinic to Tonawanda Buffalo Business First October 15, 2018
Biggest Buffalo health care systems dominate the local health market Buffalo Business First October 14, 2018
Hospitals fight back against pharma discount program cuts Buffalo Business First October 12, 2018
Federal HIV/AIDS funds awarded to ECMC Buffalo Business First October 12, 2018
BlueCross BlueShield renews contract with Kaleida Buffalo Business First October 11, 2018
More private mother-baby rooms coming to Millard Suburban Buffalo Business First October 10, 2018
Catholic Health partners with D’Youville on West Side health hub Buffalo Business First October 9, 2018
Erie County receives $3.4M in federal funds to fight opioid crisis Buffalo Business First October 9, 2018
Roswell Park creates new biotech joint venture with Cuba Buffalo Business First September 26, 2018
Roswell Park tapped for $6.2M Beau Biden research grant Buffalo Business First September 25, 2018
Roswell Park shares $19M to study flavored tobacco Buffalo Business First September 21, 2018
Local health centers funded for more opioid services Buffalo Business First September 20, 2018

News Articles from June 2018- September 2018

Full List of WNY Healthcare in the News

WNY ER docs sharing success of opioid treatment program Buffalo Business First September 12, 2018
Inpatient addictions program ‘sadly’ exceeding expectations Buffalo Business First September 11, 2018
Catholic Health’s new CEO ready to lead Buffalo Business First September 6, 2018
Buffalo General completes $5 million lobby renovation Buffalo Business First August 28, 2018
Kaleida approved for Williamsville infusion center Buffalo Business First August 27, 2018
WNY hospitals and LECOM make a strong match Buffalo Business First August 23, 2018
Olean General receives approval for new older adult psych unit Buffalo Business First August 23, 2018
Olean General selects new anesthesiology provider, ending 24-year relationship  

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Serving the community: Anne McCaffrey shifts leadership role Buffalo Business First August 18, 2018
Healing — and housing — represent hospitals’ new future Buffalo Business First August 17, 2018
U.S. News: Roswell Park ranked among top cancer centers Buffalo Business First August 14, 2018
State okays Neighborhood Health, Buffalo General expansions Buffalo Business First August 13, 2018
The future of health care: Increased cooperation benefits all Buffalo Business First August 3, 2018
Catholic Health part of clinical trial on post-heart attack patients Buffalo Business First August 3, 2018
ECMC receives $1.2M to boost organ donor rates Buffalo Business First August 3, 2018
Another hospital CEO to step down Buffalo Business First August 1, 2017
Kaleida plans expanded oncology services in Amherst Buffalo Business First July 31, 2018
Batavia hospital receives OK for $18M expansion Buffalo Business First July 31, 2018
Sisters’ St. Joseph Campus opens wellness/rehab center Buffalo Business First July 30, 2018
Anne McCaffery resigns as Lockport mayor; will be Eastern Niagara Hospital CEO Buffalo Business First July 26, 2018
Ewell named chairman of Jones Memorial Hospital board Olean Times Herald July 25, 2018
Westfield Memorial Hospital picks new president Buffalo Business First July 24, 2018
Catholic Health grants $132K to community groups Buffalo Business First July 17, 2018
Wellsville hospital CEO receives national award Buffalo Business First July 11, 2018
Sisters Hospital repurposing Depew clinic Buffalo Business First July 11, 2018
DOH approves Olean health center expansion Buffalo Business First July 10, 2018
Buffalo General plans new infusion center downtown Buffalo Business First July 6, 2018
ECMC CEO Quatroche named to national post Buffalo Business First June 29, 2018
Buffalo General grows adult cystic fibrosis unit Buffalo Business First June 29, 2018
ECMC renames dialysis building in honor of Seneca Nation leader Buffalo Business First June 19, 2018
Olean health center readies $3.2M expansion Buffalo Business First June 18, 2018
Sisters Hospital preps for $2.3M labor and delivery expansion Buffalo Business First June 18, 2018
Two more hospitals join community blood bank network Buffalo Business First June 18, 2018
Upper Allegheny Health System, Olean General unveil new logos Buffalo Business First June 15, 2018
ECMC dental clinic approved at Buffalo General Buffalo Business First June 11, 2018
Western New York groups receive $3.5M for cancer prevention Buffalo Business First June 7, 2018
Great Lakes CEO: ECMC expansion will help other hospitals too Buffalo Business First June 7, 2018
Hospitals invest in smartphone technology to boost care Buffalo Business First June 7, 2018
Greene to lead Catholic Health board of directors Buffalo Business First June 5, 2018
Six health projects move ahead for final approvals Buffalo Business First June 4, 2018
ECMC breaks ground for $58M emergency expansion Buffalo Business First June 1, 2018
United Memorial partners with YMCA on $30M Batavia wellness campus  

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July 12, 2018

Roswell Park breaks ground on joint cancer center in Central New York  

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June 27, 2018

Keeping the doors open: Rural hospitals across WNY buck closure trend  

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June 22, 2018

State DOH approves plan to grow Mount St. Mary’s addiction program to 45 beds  

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June 11, 2018

Westfield Memorial Hospital picks new president- Buffalo Business First 7/24/2018 and Press Release



For Immediate Release                July 23, 2018

Contact: Monica Lewis

Saint Vincent Hospital



Valarie Jackson named President of Westfield Memorial Hospital

Westfield, NY. (July 23, 2018) – Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, has named Valarie Jackson as its president, effective August 13.

Jackson has more than 25 years of experience in the health care field.

Prior to taking the top leadership position at WMH, Jackson served as Vice President of the Hospital Services Division at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pa., where she was responsible for oversight of all clinical services and departments of the hospital, and for direction of all hospital based physicians of the emergency department, hospitalist service, anesthesiology, radiology, pathology and pain management programs.

At UPMC Cole, she implemented a revenue growth and fiscal management program for all areas of responsibility that contributed significantly to the hospital’s strong financial performance over the past 24 months.

From 2012 to 2015, Ms. Jackson served as Executive Director, Regional Operations for the UPMC Hamot Heart and Vascular Institute and Director of Regional Business Development and Telemedicine for Hamot.  In these roles she directed hospital and physician affiliations that enhanced the strategic growth of regional business activities for the hospital and provided operational leadership for all affiliated hospital and physician initiatives.

She also developed, implemented and coordinated a successful telemedicine network involving specialty physician groups, correctional institutions, and community hospitals

During a transitional period, she served in the capacity of  COO of Brooks Memorial Hospital and provided necessary interim CEO support.  There, Ms. Jackson led the implementation of a new documentation and coding program for the facility and established a hospitalist program that reduced patient outmigration and improved care coordination.

“Valarie Jackson is a highly skilled and accomplished health care leader whose commitment to excellence in the care of patients and their families will serve the people of Westfield and the surrounding region exceptionally well,” said Cynthia Hundorfean, president and CEO of Allegheny Health Network. “Valarie’s considerable experience in managing rural hospitals and her deep knowledge of the northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York health care markets will be a tremendous asset to our organization as we continue to advance a closely integrated, patient-centered model of care that is unsurpassed in the experience, outcomes and value that it affords.”

Ms. Jackson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation from East Stroudsburg University.  She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

“The Westfield Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees is extremely pleased to welcome Valarie Jackson to our family,” said Helen Baran, WMH Board Chair. “Her leadership will be of immense value to all of the wonderful clinicians and caregivers at Westfield who work so hard every day to comfort and improve the health of our patients and all the communities we serve.”

Ms. Jackson was raised in Port Allegheny, Pa., and is now a resident of Fairview, Pa.  She is a musician and enjoys fitness and home renovation projects.

About Westfield Memorial Hospital

The Westfield Memorial Hospital ED provides care to approximately 7,500 patients every year.  In addition to emergency care, the hospital provides an array of services, including ambulatory and short stay surgery, outpatient diagnostic services, imaging, women’s diagnostic services with digital mammography, laboratory, diabetes education, nuclear stress testing, wound and infusion clinics, inpatient care, laser eye surgery, a sleep lab, and a specialty services suite that includes general surgery, orthopaedics, cardiology and diversified hearing services. WMH also provides primary care services at both WMH and at the Chautauqua Institution.

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Westfield Memorial Hospital has named Valarie Jackson as the facility’s new president, effective August 13.

The hospital, located in Chautauqua County, is part of the Allegheny Health Network.

Jackson has more than 25 years of experience in the health-care sector. She will make the transition from Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, having served as vice president of the hospital services division.

Jackson has additional experience with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk.

Ewell named chairman of Jones Memorial Hospital board – Buffalo Business First 7/25/2018

WELLSVILLE — Rich Ewell of Wellsville was elected chairman of the board of directors at Jones Memorial Hospital during a recent reorganizational meeting,

Also elected were Karol Marciano, vice chair; Dan Johnson, treasurer; and Samantha Gilkey, secretary.

Ewell is in his first term as a board member, having been a part of the team since 2015. He is a lifelong resident of Wellsville and is vice president of Richardson & Stout Insurance, a division of The Evans Agency.

He is treasurer of the Allegany County Industrial Development Agency, a member of the Allegany County Comprehensive Plan Review Committee and a member of the Wellsville Elks Club. A graduate of SUNY Oswego, Ewell and his wife, Gabrielle, live in Wellsville and have two children.

Marciano, serving on the board since 2015, has worked in healthcare for more than 40 years and is currently associate vice president for the UR Medicine Regional Provider Network. She is on the YMCA board, the Hillside Cemetery Association Board and is a member of the Andover Historical Society.

Johnson, who joined the board in 2017, has lived in Wellsville since 1980. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Alfred State College and is the director of heat recovery engineering at Arvos Air Preheater. He and his wife, Kim, live in Wellsville.

Gilkey, who rejoined the board in 2017 after a three-year hiatus, has served in the past as chair, vice chair and treasurer during the three terms she served. Chair of the Jones Memorial Hospital Foundation, she and her husband, Clint, live in Wellsville.

Also serving on the board of directors are Dr. Bill Coch, Dr. Rob Gilfert, Dan Guiney and Dr. James Rummel, chief of staff.