National Doctors’ Day

Sent to local newspapers as a letter to the editor.
Thursday, March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Springville has a long tradition of physicians who have served generations of local families. Despite our location in a rural area in Western New York, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital continues to attract doctors who choose to serve the people of our community.

With family practice and internal medicine practitioners in the BCH’s Primary Care Center team and specialists for cardiology, gynecology, gastroenterology and surgery, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital remains a hub for local healthcare.

We have recruited physicians and allied health professionals like nurse practitioners and physician assistants to BCH in recent years. Last summer, Dr. Jacqueline Shanahan joined our Primary Care Center. And last October, we added a board-certified general surgeon, Gavin Davison MD, to establish the BCH Surgical Center. This spring, we are welcoming a urology specialist, Michael I. Hanzly, Jr., DO, to practice in our facility.

For this national occasion, and on behalf of BCH and JBR, we thank our doctors – past, present and future – who are keeping healthcare local for our community. And for our neighbors who rely on our hospital and our providers for their medical needs, thank you for your support.

Gary Eppolito
President, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Board of Directors

Nils Gunnersen
CEO, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home