The Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation announces that its 2022 annual campaign is now underway with a goal of $185,000, according to Dr. Kathryn Bronstein, chair of the board.
As a major fundraising source for AHN Westfield Memorial, the WMH Foundation works with the community hospital to provide financial support for the delivery of high quality health care to residents of Chautauqua County and beyond.
In the past year alone, the Foundation has funded eight new state-of-the-art hospital beds, the installation of a new television system throughout the hospital, and kitchen supplies for the revitalized hospital kitchen.
WMHF Executive Director Patricia Gaughan DiPalma said: “The entire Foundation Board of Directors and I are pleased to inform you that we have reached the fundraising goal of last year’s annual campaign thanks to our kind and generous donors! We couldn’t have done it without all of you! That said, we continue to need your help to deliver on our promises.
“If WMH is to remain a forerunner in improved diagnostic services, the Foundation will be called upon repeatedly to fund the sophisticated equipment needed to modernize all hospital services,” DiPalma observed.
With this in mind, Dr. Bronstein noted, “We would like to see more residents participating in this campaign than ever before. It’s the generosity of the people the hospital serves that helps make the difference. I challenge everyone in our hospital service area of Ashville, Bemus Point, Brocton, Chautauqua, Clymer, Dewittville, Findley Lake, Mayville, Panama, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield to step up and take ownership the need for state-of-the-art medical equipment for our community hospital.
Every dollar is vital for the Foundation’s annual campaign. “If you appreciate having a hospital nearby, and if you, a friend, neighbor, family member or loved one have ever been a patient at AHN Westfield Memorial, please make a tax-deductible donation of any amount to our campaign,” says Bronstein. “Every donation is important to achieve our goal. Support your community hospital and send your donation today.
Bronstein also reflected on how the WMH Foundation recently helped organize the highly successful AHN Westfield Memorial – 80 Years of Stepping Up for Our Community event to celebrate the hospital’s anniversary and promote health within our community. community. It was a day of family fun, with gift baskets given away and a raffle with great prizes – all proceeds will benefit the AHN Westfield Memorial. The event also included a 5K walk, a magician, healthy cooking demonstrations and snacks, fire engines and a helicopter tour. Free critical health examinations were also available.
“As we emerge from a demanding three-year pandemic, this special day in September focused on the importance of this important milestone for our community hospital; it also strengthened the Foundation’s determination to fulfill its mission.
The added strains of the country’s large but fragmented healthcare system are even more pronounced in rural communities like ours and we recognize the importance of bringing in new services and funding state-of-the-art equipment,” Bronstein said.
“We are grateful to you and to the hospital’s many dedicated health care providers, associates, and the unwavering commitment of the hospital’s three volunteer board members over the past 80 years. “, she continued.
“In this era of hospital mergers and amalgamations, we are fortunate to have access to many services nearby and very much appreciate our affiliation with Alleghany Health Network,” remarked DiPalma.
A recent mailing to past and potential donors, noted that the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation is beginning this year’s annual campaign; we ask that you join this worthy cause by returning your donation by December 31 to the WMH Foundation located at 189 East Main Street, Westfield, NY.
For those interested in learning more about the Foundation or how to donate to the 2022 Annual Campaign, contact Ms. DiPalma at [email protected]; call: 716-793-2338 or visit the Foundation’s website at: www.westfieldhospitalfoundation.org.
In addition to emergency care, the hospital offers a range of services, including outpatient and short-term surgery, outpatient diagnostic services, physiotherapy, cardiac testing and rehabilitation, imaging, diagnosis for women, digital mammography, lab, diabetes education, nuclear stress testing. , wound and infusion clinics, inpatient care and a suite of specialty services that includes general surgery, digestive diseases, OB-GYN services, orthopedics, urology, cardiology and diverse hearing services.
Telemedicine services for rheumatology and endocrinology are also available at AHN-WMH. The hospital also provides primary care services on the grounds of the Chautauqua facility during its nine-week summer season.