Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Primary Care encourages everyone to schedule an annual well visit with their primary care provider. Call (716) 592-8140 to schedule your appointment today. Looking for a new primary care provider? Bertrand Chaffee Primary Care is currently accepting new patients.
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is pleased to announce cardiologist Dr. Nadeem Haq has joined the BCH Heart Center.
Dr. Nadeem Haq, MD, FACC completed Medical School at University of Punjab, Pakistan. He completed Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and Cardiology Fellowship in Adult Cardiovascular Disease at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. Dr. Haq is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is a member of the American Society of Echocardiology, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound.
Dr. Haq has published or presented his research in a number of venues including the West Virginia Journal of Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP) Annual Associates Meeting, the Southern Medical Association Annual Assembly, and the American Gastroenterological Association.
He previously served at Trinity Medical Cardiology as Co-Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Director of Echocardiography at Buffalo Mercy Hospital and President of the Cardiology Group of WNY. In addition to his duties at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Dr. Haq practices at Great Lakes Cardiovascular and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University at Buffalo.
Dr. Haq practices non-invasive and invasive cardiology, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Haq join our team at BCH,” said BCH CEO Nils Gunnersen. “His wealth of experience and excellent reputation in the WNY community will be a great asset to our patients and our Heart Center practice.”
Dr. Haq joins Dr. Gomez, Dr. Smith, and Lauralee Sprague, NP in the clinical care of cardiac patients.
The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Heart Center, located on the hospital’s first floor, provides a comprehensive array of clinical and diagnostic cardiac and vascular services, including outpatient consults, echo, regular and stress echo testing and pacemaker interrogation. For appointments, call (716) 592-9644.
Bertrand Chaffee Primary Care is pleased to announce the addition of Erin Vogl, PA to its practice, effective May 23, 2022.
Erin Vogl, PA, earned both her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science from Daemen University.
Vogl brings over four years of internal medicine experience. She has a wealth of experience with in-home health assessments, as well as working in group homes and with developmentally disabled patients. A Colden resident, Vogl “understands the importance of keeping health care close to home and looks forward to providing accessible health care to those in our rural community.”
“We are thrilled to have Erin join our Bertrand Chaffee Primary Care,” said BCH CEO Nils Gunnersen. “She is a great complement to our team of providers and the entire BCH family.”
Vogl and other providers at Bertrand Chaffee Primary Care are accepting new patients at the Bertrand Chaffee Health Center, located at 210 East Main Street in Springville. Please call (716) 592-8140 to schedule an appointment.
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is pleased to announce the introduction of the
Orthopaedic Surgery Center at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital starting on May 2,
Dr. Paul Mason, MD, will be providing orthopaedic services to Springville
and the surrounding communities. Dr. Mason completed medical school at the
State University of New York at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and
Orthopaedic Training and Fellowship in hip and knee reconstruction at the
world-renowned Henry Ford Health Systems. He is board-certified by the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Mason is a founding partner of Buffalo Orthopaedic Group and Buffalo
Bone and Joint Surgery. He is Past President of the Medical Staff at Sisters of
Charity Hospital and served as Medical Director of the Millard Fillmore
Ambulatory Surgical Center.
Dr. Mason is a native Western New Yorker, where he has practiced for nearly
20 years, and where he and his wife raised their four children.
Joining Dr. Mason is Physician Assistant Jim O’ May. Mr. O’ May graduated
from Daemen University’s Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. He
has practiced with Dr. Mason for 16 years. A Rochester native, Mr. O’ May is
the proud father of two girls and currently resides in Lancaster.
Dr. Mason specializes in hip and knee reconstruction, arthroscopic treatment
of shoulder disorders, and Carpal tunnel syndrome. He has achieved Joint
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) accreditation
for Advanced Hip and Knee Joint Reconstruction Certification and is one of only
a handful of joint programs in New York State to have achieved this prestigious
certification. His consistent HCAHPS scores rank him in the top 1% of
orthopaedic surgeons nationally.
“Dr. Mason brings a vast wealth of experience to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital,” said BCH CEO Nils Gunnersen. “Dr. Mason, Mr. O’ May, and their orthopaedic practice are a perfect complement to our campus and our organization’s strategic intent to grow and add new services for our community. We are enthusiastic to have them join the BCH family and share their expertise in order to best serve our patients.”
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s new Orthopaedic Surgery Center will be accepting new patients. For more information, please call (716) 794-3299.
Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home invests in the future of
our employees. We know that caring for our staff extends to our exceptional
patient and resident care. “Every positive resident experience is made better
by our associates. That’s why we invest in our team by supporting and fostering
their career growth. At BCH and JBR, we want you to reach your full
potential, which is why we deliver the training and programs to do just that”
reports Carole Francis, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
Are you looking to find a job and also help out your
community? You may think you need a college degree to work in a field like
health care. Although many employers look for prior experience or certificates
to fill health care jobs, some health care positions require none at all. In
fact, they can be learned through on-the-job training. The health sector is one
of the best places to get your foot in the door before moving up a very diverse
career ladder that offers the promise of long-term job security. Individuals in
these entry-level positions support physicians and nurses in many ways. For
example, Personal Care Aides assist with non-physical resident care, escort
residents to appointments, keep residents’ rooms neat, set up equipment, store
and move supplies, as well as assist elderly residents with making beds, doing
laundry, passing trays at mealtimes and engaging the elderly in social
conversations. Oftentimes, individuals in this position train to move up to the
position of a Certified Nurse Assistant.
Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home’s Certified Nursing
Assistant training program is a great way to gain valuable hands-on clinical
experience in the field of nursing care. Jennie B.’s program is free and
requires minimal qualifications. Certified Nursing Assistants provide direct
resident care and perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and
medical staff. They may assist with some procedures, as well as report on any
changes to a patient’s physical, mental and emotional condition. Trainees must
complete a state-approved education program and pass their state’s competency
exam to become certified.
Recently, Jennie B. Richmond Chaffee Nursing Home in
Springville graduated five new Certified Nursing Assistants from their training
program held in March. “This is our second class of trainees and we are happy
to see them strive and succeed,” states Renna Thaine, Director of Nursing for
Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home.
As health care continues to grow as an industry, so will
the need for workers in a variety of roles—many of which won’t even require you
to have a college degree. Are you trying to get your foot in the door, but
aren’t sure where to start? Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home is actively
recruiting for a variety of positions such as registered nurses (RNs), Licensed
Practical Nurses (LPNs), certified nursing assistants (CNAs), personal care
aides (PCAs) and screeners.
Our next CNA Training course is starting soon.
Training coursework is held regularly throughout the year and paid for by the
organization. The next CNA training course will begin on May 2; applications
are due by April 25. To learn more about the CNA training program or to apply,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BCH Foundation Supports Continuing Education Scholarship
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.