Cordelian Club Gives Handmade Ornaments to JBR

The Cordelian Club presented a set of handmade ornaments to the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home in November to decorate its Christmas tree and lobby.

The Cordelian Club has a 80+ year history of supporting the hospital, and once it was built in 1974, the nursing home, through fundraisers and charitable projects such as this one. Thank you to this dedicated group of ladies for bringing holiday cheer to our residents and employees!

Monthly Diabetic Support Group at BCH in 2019

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital will coordinate monthly diabetes support group meetings for Type I and Type II diabetics and their loved ones in 2019.

Interested individuals are invited to participate in this group to share recipes, coupons and information about topics related to diabetes and health in a supportive and welcoming environment. The group will meet at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital on the first Monday of each month from 6-7 p.m. A Certified Diabetes Educator will facilitate the group, and meetings are free of charge. This group is part of the BCH diabetic education program, which is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Topics include: January, Diabetes Bingo; February, Gut Flora; March, Paleo Diet; April, Yoga; May, Asthma/COPD; June, Diabetes Jeopardy; July, Label Reading; August, Ketogenic Diet; September (closed for holiday); October, Paleo Diet; November, Laboratory Targets; December, Fasting.

For more information, call (716) 592-9643. Meetings will be canceled when Springville-Griffith Institute schools are closed for a snow day.

Information Session with BCH CEO Nils Gunnersen and Architecture Team

Join Bertrand Chaffee Hospital CEO Nils Gunnersen and representatives from the architecture firm that will design the new BCH Medical Arts Building on Tuesday, December 11 at 1 p.m. at the Concord Senior Center.

This will serve as an information session about the hospital and nursing home, and an introduction into the hospital’s exciting capital projects in 2019, including the construction of a new medical arts building. Feedback from patients and community members about this project is welcome.

BCH to Host “Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Lifestyle Change” Program in 2019

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is hosting a “Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Lifestyle Change” Program in 2019. These free weekly meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and begin on January 15.

Decrease your chances  of getting type 2 diabetes by participating in this program. If you have had a fasting blood glucose reading of 100-125 mg/dl or an A1C of 5.7-6.4 in the last year, you should consider this program. Other qualifying factors include a BMI of 24kg/m, a history of gestational diabetes, or scoring above a 9 on the prediabetes risk test. For more information about this FREE program, call (716) 592-9643.

 

BCH Diabetes Educator Earns Master’s Degree

Kathleen Hebdon, RN has earned a master’s degree in diabetes nursing from Capella University, which furthers her clinical education in the field of diabetes. Hebdon is a certified diabetes educator who leads the hospital’s efforts to teach patients and community members about pre-diabetes, diabetes, and managing this chronic condition.

JBR Introduces New Nursing Team

The Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home has announced new additions to its nursing team as of November 2018.

Charlene Cole, RN of Sardinia has taken on the role of director of nursing. She has worked in intensive care, dialysis care, cardiac care and med-surgical settings. She will have responsibilities for managing nursing staff and coordinating resident care. She joined JBR as assistant director of nursing earlier this year.

Jessica Jayes of West Seneca will be the Jennie B.’s admissions and marketing coordinator. Jayes has a strong background in healthcare marketing, in addition to education in mental health and counseling. This new role will manage the nursing home’s outreach to healthcare facilities and will be a key part of the admissions process.

Brandie Boyd, RN of East Concord has joined JBR as assistant director of nursing. Boyd has experience in acute care and subacute rehabilitation nursing. She will work closely with Cole and JBR Administrator Carole Francis to coordinate nursing activities on the east and west wings.

“We’re excited to begin 2019 with this nursing team in place,” said JBR Administrator Carole Francis. “We’re moving ahead with a series of plans related to marketing and our clinical care that will continue our focus on resident comfort and quality of life.”

 

BCH Women’s Association Bake Sale

Join the BCH Women’s Association Bake Sale on Friday, November 16 across from the Gift Shop in the hospital. The event starts at 9 a.m., with proceeds benefiting BCH and JBR.

Cookies, breads, cupcakes, pies, brownies and other tasty treats.

National Radiologic Technology Week


November 4-10 marks National Radiologic Technology Week, a time to recognize the dedicated professionals whose work in medical imaging and radiation therapy help in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

The BCH Imaging Department has activities planned to show appreciation for its staff throughout this week.

Healthy Eating: Tailgate Edition

Dietitian Kyle Schwan and Certified Diabetic Educator Kathleen Hebdon, RN from Bertrand Chaffee Hospital presented to a group at the Concord Senior Center about healthy eating with a tailgate theme for fall on Wednesday, October 24.

The group was able to sample from cauliflower “chicken” wings, potato skins and a veggie tray, all prepared with healthy portions and healthier ingredients in mind.

Tips from the presentation included:

  • Use a mix of 50/50 ground beef and ground turkey instead of all beef. Turkey is a leaner meat.
  • Instead of sausage, try grilled chicken or bean burgers, and instead of a large roll, substitute smaller slider-size rolls for variety.
  • Dips can be made from yogurt, low-fat sour cream, cottage cheese, hummus and even creamy tofu.
  • Try whole grain options for chips and breads.
  • Arrange fruit and vegetables into colorful and creative arrangements.

Interest for another, similar event was strong, so look for information about future presentations in 2019.