Free Leg Vein Screening – November 9 in Arcade

Heart Center team 2017Thursday, November 9
5-7 p.m., Arcade Volunteer Fire Hall

Leg vein screenings by Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Heart Center providers and staff. Featuring blood pressure screenings by the Arcade Volunteer Fire Department.

Appointments required – call (716) 592-9644 to schedule.

Coordinated by Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s Heart Center, and Arcade Volunteer Fire Department.

Thanks from the BCH Women’s Association

On behalf of the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Women’s Association, I would like to thank the community for their support of the Fashion Show on Sunday, October 1 at the Concord Senior Center. A special thanks to the following program sponsors who with their support made this event a success: Arcade-Springville Dental Arts Group, Chiropractic Care, PLLC, Christian General Contractors, Concord Land Realty, Dave Wendel & Sons, Holland Pharmacy- Claire Buckley Mackiewicz, Home Wear, Jake’s Greenhouse, Joseph L. Rumfola, DDS & Rick Redmin, DDS, Keystone Medical Services, Lulu Belle’s, Metro Kirsch Real Estate, Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC), R. A. Mercer & Co., P.C., S & N Eileen’s Flower Shop, Scott Danahy Naylon Co. Inc., Slippy’s Collision, Software Inventors Ltd- Jeffrey Forster, Springville Door & Window, Inc., Springville Eye Care, LLC, State Farm- Jim Merenick, Agent, The Carolsel Shop, Wendel’s Poultry Farm.


Karen T. Ritenour, President of BCH Women’s Association

3D Mammography – Ready for Patients

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital had a fantastic turnout for its Ribbon Cutting event on October 6 for 3D Mammography!

Special thanks to our board members and foundation board members who were in attendance!

We welcomed Assemblyman David DiPietro, Erie County, NY Legislator John Mills, Cattaraugus County Legislator Richard Helmich, Town of Concord Supervisor and BCH Board Chair Gary Eppolito, Town of Ashford Supervisor Charles Davis, Village of Springville Mayor William Krebs, and representatives from NYS Senator Patrick Gallivan’s office. 

Radiologist Anne Ehrlich, MD educated the many guests about the advantages of digital tomosynthesis and how thrilling it was to have this and other new technologies available at BCH.

This was the first of several events we will have to mark projects funded through the New York State Department of Health and its Statewide Healthcare Facility Transformation Program.

Thank you also to the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce, BCH and JBR staff who wore pink today, and our many friends in the community who inspire us to keep healthcare local! And also, the Cancer Services Program of Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties, which sent material and flyers to promote their important public health work.

And an extra special thanks to our Imaging Department. #teamchaffee

Fall Fashions with BCH Women’s Association – the Apple of Your Eye

Fall Fashions – the Apple of Your Eye

Emcee Judi White leads the models in a parade of fashion to start the BCH Women’s Fashion Show on October 1.

The BCH Women’s Association held its annual Fashion Show on Sunday, October 1 at the Concord Senior Center.

Emceed by Judi White, the event featured casual and refined fashions from local retailers maurices, Lulu Belle’s, the Carolsel Shop and Walmart, and also Christopher & Banks. Nearly two dozen models walked the runway in shades of black and gray and the season’s trend color of a chestnut brown. Sunglasses from Springville Eye Care and jewelry from Sheret Jewelers provided the accessories for the outfits.

Gloria Rice donated her services as a D.J., and BCH Women’s Association members kept the attendees fed with a wide selection of snacks and sandwiches. A basket raffle with more than 70 baskets was a final highlight for the event.

Our thanks to the crowd of more than 100 people who turned out to support the BCH Women’s Association and the projects they fund at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home.


A photo gallery with more pictures from the event is on the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Facebook page.

Drug Take Back Day on October 28

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital will be a site for the Western New York Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017. As in the past, the hours are 10 a.m. through 2 p.m.

Bring your expired and unused medications, ointments, pills, drops and prescription medicine to be disposed of in a safe and secure manner.

Diabetes Events in November

Diabetes Events in November

Gourmet Dining on a 400-calorie Budget

A FREE Healthy Eating and Cooking Demonstration to kick off November, which is Diabetes Awareness Month.

Wednesday, November 1
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Concord Senior Center on Commerce Drive

This free event is open to all, but registration is required as seating is limited. (We also need to know how much food to make!). Call (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485 or email

Diabetes: Talk to an Expert

Thursday, November 16, 7-8:30 p.m.
Concord Senior Center
Free with preregistration to (716) 592-9643.
A panel of diabetes experts will be available to answeer your questions. Join us for an evening of education, diabetes products, snacks and door prizes.
Coordinated by the Buffalo American Association of Diabetes Educators Networking Group.

“Fall into Health” With BCH and Tri-County Kiwanis

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and Tri-County Kiwanis of WNY are coordinating a “Fall into Health” event on Thursday, October 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Arcade VFW Hall, 550 West Main Street in Arcade.

This evening has a goal of highlighting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and women’s health. Health and wellness resources, including information about Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s new 3D mammography service, will be featured.

Refreshments and light fare are provided at this free event, but registrations are required as seating is limited. Attendees will receive goodie bags, and we plan to include a special recognition for breast cancer survivors as part of the evening.

Call (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485 or email to register.

Mercy Flight Brings the Voice that Healed a Nation to Sing at JBR

Mercy Flight of WNY coordinated a series of special performances throughout its service area by nationally known tenor Daniel Rodriguez. These mini-concerts at area healthcare facilities led up to Mercy Flight’s Beacon of Hope fundraiser on September 9.

Rodriguez’s first stop on September 7 was the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home in Springville, where he sang patriotic and classical tunes that the residents and guests recognized with ease.

Known as the Singing Policeman and the Voice the Healed a Nation, Rodriguez was a NYC police officer and was one of the first responders at 9/11. Since retiring, he has traveled the country as a professional singer.

Photo 1: Daniel Rodriguez entertains residents at the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home with his rich tenor voice and popular American standard tunes.

Photo 2: Don Trzepacz, Jr., director of air medical operations for Mercy Flight, and Daniel Rodriguez outside the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home.


Freedom From Smoking at BCH

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is offering the Freedom From Smoking program starting on Tuesday, October 10 and running weekly to Tuesday, November 21.

This program is designed for adult smokers and features step-by-step plans to help smokers gain control over their behavior. Cigarette smoke contains cancer-causing chemicals and can lead to lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Smoking is a behavior that negatively affects nearly every organ in the human body. It is also a cause of heart disease and stroke.

This program is taught by an American Lung Association-certified respiratory therapist. Each class runs from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost for the program is $80. Please call (716) 592-9643 for more information and to register.