2023 Free Diabetes Support Group at BCH

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital will coordinate monthly diabetic support group meetings for Type I and Type II diabetics and their loved ones in 2023. 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.

Topics for the remainder of 2023 include:

June                      Insulin           

July                        CGM’s

August                   Other’s Perceptions

September           CLOSED-HOLIDAY

October                  Movie-Complications

November           Diabetes-Related Garbage 

December              Low-carb Baking

For more information call (716) 592-9643.

Closed for Springville School’s Snow Days or Travel Bans.

Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home Hiring CNA’s and LPN’s – New Rates!

Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home is seeking candidates for CNA and LPN positions, all shifts.

We are offering new rates! Experienced CNA’s starting up to $20/hour, experienced LPN’s Starting up to $28/hour. Shift differentials and sign-on bonus apply.

To apply or learn more, visit bertrandchaffee.com/jobs,
email ktracy@bch-jbr.org or call (716) 794-3305 ext. 4715. #healthcarejobs #keepinghealthcarelocal #CNAJobs #lpnjobs

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is accredited by ADCES to Provide Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital has achieved and maintained accreditation by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) since 2013.

 Diabetes education services utilize a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes work with a diabetes educator, registered dietician, and pharmacist to receive individualized care to help them reach their health goals.

Diabetes education is a covered Medicare benefit when delivered through an accredited program and it is covered by most other insurances.

“Evidence shows diabetes education and support is helping people with diabetes to lower their A1c’s and obtain the knowledge and skills to better self-manage their condition,” said Sacha Uelmen, Director of Accreditation at ADCES. “That is why we need programs like Bertrand Chaffee to make these services available in their community.”

Bertrand Chaffee offers the five Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) classes each offered 6 times throughout the year, pre-diabetes classes, and a monthly diabetes support group. Please note that only pre-registered patients can attend.

“We are happy to offer this educational opportunities to our community members,” commented Kathy Hebdon, certified Diabetes Educator at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. “We hope you will consider taking advantage of any of these classes to prioritize your health in 2023.”

For more information about the diabetes education program at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital or to register for any of these educational opportunities, please call (716) 592-9643.

Representatives from the Cattaraugus County Town Highway Superintendents Association Present Gifts for the Youngest Emergency Department Patients at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital

The Cattaraugus County Town Highway Supervisors Association delivered a supply of new toys and stuffed animals for the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Emergency Department on December 13. Staff in the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Emergency Department give out toys to its youngest patients and visitors. The Association also collected toys during the holiday season to deliver to other organizations throughout the region.

From left: BCH ED Nurse Manager Katie Pawlak, RN, Bill Phillips of Gernatt’s, Town of Yorkshire Highway Superintendent Chris Lexer, Town of Mansfield Highway Superintendent Brad Hurley, Town of East Otto Highway Superintendent Tom Benz, Town of Randolph Highway Superintendent Cody Uhl, and Diane Metz of Suit-Kote.

Weather-Related Closures for Friday, December 23, 2022

In anticipation for the impending winter storm, the following offices at BCH will be closed tomorrow (Friday, December 23):

Primary Care – 716-592-8140
Heart Center – 716-592-9644

Physical Therapy 716-592-2871 x 1262
Surgery Center – 716-794-3295
Ortho Surgery Center – 716-794-3299

Should you have any questions during that time, please contact the department at their respective number listed above.

The Emergency Room, Medical-Surgical Floor, Lab, and Radiology will still be open.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and please stay safe!