The 2017 Garden Party is scheduled for Thursday, May 25 at the Springville Country Club. The BCH Foundation commits funds from this and all its events towards projects that benefit Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing home.

Our event this year will raise funds toward the purchase of a TEE – transesophageal echocardiogram. This is used by our Heart Center and cardiologists to produce images of the heart. As we continue to build our specialty services, like the Heart Center, equipment like this is vital.


Sponsorships for our event are gratefully accepted – businesses and individuals are welcome to show their support through one of the options on our Garden Party 2017 Sponsorship Form (Adobe PDF), or through a custom sponsorship. Contact Kara Kane at (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485 for details.


Tickets are available from the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital reception desk in the BCH front lobby, from Kara Kane (development coordinator,, and from Foundation board members. Tickets are $50 per person and $80 per couple.

Every day, there are families in Springville who are thankful to have a Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in their community. Whether they are here for emergency care, long-term nursing care, or management of chronic conditions, their access to quality healthcare is our priority.

2017: Celebrating the career of Darlene Schrantz, RN and Honoring the memory of William McMahon, MD

Funds raised go toward equipment in our Heart Center, specifically a transesophageal echocardiogram.

2016: Remembering Paul Randall and John Frank

Paul Randall was a devoted BCH/JBR board member, and John Frank was a long-time employee of the hospital and nursing home. Each contributed in immeasurable ways to the success of our facility, and we are honored to remember them with this event.

2015: Teresa Kessler, RN & George Vasiliauskas

2014: Dr. and Mrs. William Strong

2013: Dr. Craig Wiede and Dr. Richard Nowak