BCH Foundation Supports Continuing Education Scholarship

BCH Foundation Board President Claudia Miller presents Alexia Wilson with a scholarship award.

The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation Board of Directors recently awarded the Elizabeth Dedrick Scholarship to Alexia Wilson, RN. Wilson was hired in April 2020 as the Medical Surgical Department Manager at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. She has been a leader throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, working hard to prioritize care and compassion for patients and staff through an incredibly difficult time in healthcare. Alexia has continued to advance her education at Alfred State College, with a completion date of her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing set for May of 2022.

The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation Board of Directors is proud to support the continuing education efforts of the staff members of Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home.

The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation in Springville provides financial assistance to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home for equipment purchases, capital improvements and employee scholarships. Through the generosity of donors, employees, estate bequests and community fundraising efforts, the Foundation has supported the hospital and nursing home with nearly $2 million in funds over the past 10 years. Celebrating its 25th year in 2021, the Foundation is managed by a volunteer board of directors which meets quarterly. For more information, visit bertrandchaffee.com/foundation or call (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485.

Blood Pressure Class for BCH Primary Care Patients

The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Education Department will be holding a FREE high blood pressure class for our BCH primary care patients.

Participants will get a FREE self-monitoring blood pressure cuff and blood pressure journal. This class will be held on June 24 at 10 a.m. and offered a second time on July 24 at 6 p.m.

This class is available free due to a grant from the Erie County P2 Collaborative. Any BCH Primary Care patient with hypertension (high blood pressure) or pre-hypertension is welcome to attend. Participants will be required to meet with the education nurse for 15 minutes in three months to review the journal entries and the BP readings will be shared with their BCH Primary Care Center provider. To register for the free class and BP cuff call (716) 592-9643.