Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Community Survey: Building Better Health Together

Springville, NY, 06/26/2024 – Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive community survey aimed at gathering valuable insights from residents across all the communities we serve.

We welcome participation in our survey from all residents, including those who do not currently visit the hospital. Your opinions are appreciated, so please take a few minutes to provide your feedback. The survey link will be accessible until July 31, 2024.

Please be assured your privacy matters, all responses will remain confidential and anonymous. Your privacy is our priority.

To access the survey just click on the the link below.

The survey link is:

You may also access the survey via the QR code below.

If you encounter any issues or need assistance, please feel free to contact
Erin Schwab-George at 716-592-2871 ext. 1485.

Annual Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation Garden Party Raises funds for the Heart Center at BCH

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation

224 East Main Street

Springville, NY 14141

Contact Erin Schwab-George, Development

Phone: 716-592-2871 ext. 1485

Springville, NY – May 13th, 2024- The Springville Country Club was the center of excitement and generosity on Monday, May 13th, the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation hosted its Annual Garden Party. This year’s event Spotlighted the outstanding work of the Heart Center at BCH, and it was a success, thanks to the support of our generous sponsors and attendees.

In attendance were all of the dedicated employees of the Heart Center, along with the cardiologists, Dr. Smith and Dr. Haq, who tirelessly serve our community with their expertise and compassion. 

The guests enjoyed a delightful cocktail hour accompanied by the enchanting tunes of Tyler George, setting the stage for an evening of celebration and great company. The dinner was wonderful and was complemented by a fantastic dessert bar provided by the talented ladies of the American Legion Auxiliaries from both Arcade and Concord.

A poignant highlight of the evening was a heartfelt testimonial from a longtime patient whose life was transformed by the care received at the Heart Center. His touching words underscored the invaluable impact of the center on individuals and families in our community. 

Teresa Donohue, CEO of Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, expressed her sincere gratitude to the dedicated team for their unwavering commitment to serving the rural community. Their tireless efforts ensure that patients receive the highest quality care close to home, making a difference when it matters most.

We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors, who demonstrated their commitment to the mission of the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation. We extend our thanks to: Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Medical Staff, CarminaWood Design, Kaleida Health, Lawley, X-Cell Laboratories, RP Oakhill, Springville Door and Window, Community Bank, Schnengold Wealth Solutions, MercyFlight, Springville and Arcade Dental Arts Group, Zoetek Medical, Dr. Timothy and Karen Stanford, WNY Imaging Systems, Inc., Freed Maxick CPA’s, P.C., Springville Pediatrics, LLP, STC Construction, Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc., Julies Pizzeria and Restaurant, and Buffalo Bone and Joint. Their generosity ensured the success of the Garden Party and will directly support the vital work of the Heart Center at BCH.

Thank you to everyone who had a hand in this year’s event, we look forward to continuing our mission of providing healthcare services to our community.

JBR Nursing Home Celebrating Nursing Home Week with a 4-Star Rating on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare

Springville, NY – JBR is celebrating Nursing Home Week with an announcement that they have achieved a 4-star rating on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare. This improved rating is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional care and support to our residents.

Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare evaluates nursing homes based on three key metrics: Health Inspections, Quality Measures (QMs), and Staffing. We are proud to report that JBR Nursing Home ranks above average and excellent in all phases of care for residents who have stayed with us for subacute rehab.

“Our team at JBR Nursing Home is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of care and ensuring the well-being of our residents,” said Sharon Zeames, Administrator. “Receiving a 4-star rating on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare is a reflection of our commitment to excellence and our continuous efforts to provide compassionate and personalized care to those we serve.”

The Health Inspections component of the rating evaluates the nursing home’s compliance with federal and state regulations, as well as the quality of care provided. At JBR Nursing Home, we undergo regular inspections to ensure that we maintain the highest standards of cleanliness, safety, and infection control.

Quality Measures (QMs) assess various aspects of resident care, including pain management, mobility, and activities of daily living. Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to address the individual needs and preferences of each resident, resulting in superior outcomes and overall satisfaction.

“We are incredibly proud of our team’s accomplishments and the positive impact we have on the lives of our residents and their families,” said Zeames. “This 4-star rating reaffirms our dedication to excellence and motivates us to continue striving for even greater achievements in the future.”

At JBR Nursing Home, we are committed to providing a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment where residents can thrive and enjoy the highest quality of life possible. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our residents, their families, and our dedicated staff for their ongoing support and commitment to excellence.

For more information about JBR Nursing Home and our award-winning care services, please visit our website at

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation’s Garden Party to Spotlight the Heart Center at BCH

Springville, NY – April 26, 2024 – The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation is gearing up for its Annual Garden Party, set to take place on Monday, May 13, at the Springville Country Club. This year, the Foundation shines a spotlight on the Heart Center at BCH. This outpatient clinic, nestled within Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, offers consultations and advanced cardiac testing for a range of heart conditions. Collaborating seamlessly with prominent cardiologists from Buffalo, including those at the Gates Vascular Institute (GVI), the Heart Center ensures access cutting-edge care for our community. Among the dedicated team members are Dr. Nadeem Haq and Dr. Thomas Smith, alongside our very own Lauralee Sprague, NP-C, who provides compassionate care right here in our community.

“Continuing with the same cardiology team allowed me to experience exceptional healthcare seamlessly when my condition needed a more intensive treatment. Their expertise ensured consistent, personalized care.” – Claudia Miller

The Garden Party serves as the BCH Foundation’s primary fundraising event, with all proceeds this year dedicated to the Heart Center. Scheduled from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the event will feature musical entertainment, a silent auction, and a basket raffle.

Tickets are priced at $60 and can be purchased at the BCH reception desk. For further details or sponsorship inquiries, please contact the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation at (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485 or email Erin Schwab-George at

BCH Primary Care Opens Office in Arcade

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is excited to announce the opening of their new Primary Care Office in Arcade! The office is located in the A. J. O’Dell Foundation Medical Center at 263 Liberty Street. Dr. Sydney Domanowski, who had been working at the Springville location is now seeing patients in Arcade.

The O’Dell Foundation continues to fulfill its mission by working with healthcare providers to serve the Arcade area. “We are thrilled that Bertrand Chaffee Hospital has been able to open their new office in our building”, says Joanne Offers, Secretary/Treasurer for the Foundation.

Dr. Domanowski is Board Certified through the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine with over five years of experience.  She is excited to join the BCH Primary Care team’s new office in Arcade. She is accepting new patients of all ages and is looking forward to serving patients in the Arcade and surrounding areas.

Teresa Donohue, CEO of Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is very pleased to make this announcement and extends her thanks to the O’Dell Foundation for helping to make this happen. “We continue to look for ways to improve access to healthcare for the communities we serve”, adds Donohue.

The hours for the new office are Monday and Tuesday from 8am to 6pm and Thursday and Friday from 8am to 4pm. The number to call to schedule an appointment is (716) 794-3309. Current patients of Dr. Domanowski can also use this number to reach her and the staff. All previously, scheduled appointments will be transferred to the Arcade location. Please note that the entrance for the office is in the rear of the building near the handicap ramp.

JBR Welcomes Zeames as New Administrator

November 2023 – SPRINGVILLE, NY — The Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home has announced it has hired a new administrator, Sharon Zeames, RN, BA, MSED, NHA to manage operations for the facility.

Sharon comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of long-term care. Over the course of her career, she has worked her way up from RN to Administrator. She has also held teaching positions at Trocaire and Bryant & Stratton in workforce development and LPN programs.

Sharon is married with two grown children and five grandchildren. She is very excited to be part of the Springville community and looks forward to working with our residents. “My love and desire to work with the elderly has always been a passion of mine” says Zeames.

“We are very excited and thankful to have someone with Sharon’s expertise and understanding of the complexities of long-term care on our team”, states Teresa Donohue, CEO of Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. 

BCH Welcomes Erin Schwab-George

Erin Schwab-George

July 2023 – SPRINGVILLE, NY — Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is pleased to announce it has hired a new Development and Community Relations Coordinator, Erin Schwab-George. Erin will be coordinating all fundraising for the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation. She will also be our primary contact for community relationships.

Erin earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Hilbert College and comes

to us with a plethora of experience that will help her in this new role.

Erin is local to our area, is married and lives in Delevan with her three children. “I am excited to join the team and can’t wait to work together with both the staff and community to support Bertrand Chaffee’s continued success!” said Erin.

“This is an extremely challenging time for healthcare entities. As we continue to work to align services with community needs, Erin will be a valuable part of our team “said Bertrand Chaffee Hospital CEO, Teresa Donohue.

Welcome Jena Morcelle!

Jena Morcelle, PA-C

The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Surgery Center proudly welcomes Jena Morcelle, PA-C to their surgical team. She will be a key member of Dr. Gavin Davison’s office as she will be seeing patients in the office and assisting in general surgical procedures in the operating room.

Jena has a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from D’Youville University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is married and is the mom of two little boys. Ms. Morcelle actively participates in PA advocacy as the incoming President for PAs for Women Empowerment to increase the number of women in PA leadership roles.

Morcelle brings her 10 years of experience as a surgical and trauma PA to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. “I am very excited to join this community hospital and looking forward to the personal care experiences ahead.” Says Morcelle.

The coming year looks bright for the Bertrand Chaffee Surgery Center. Dr. Davison, Chief of Surgery, is very excited and proud to see how far our entire Surgery Department has evolved since he started in 2016. “I am enthusiastic about the addition of Ms. Morcelle to our team; she will be a great asset to the hospital and community,” says Dr. Davison.

Other news from our Surgery Center includes adding a second surgical suite and new anesthesiologist, Dr. Lori Lee. We are poised to serve this community and surrounding areas for years to come.  Our clinical staff is committed to making all patients feel confident and comfortable, before, during, and after their surgical procedure. We continue to look for ways to improve our offerings for surgical services and help keep healthcare local.

The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Surgery Center is accepting new patients and can be reached at (716) 794-3295.

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.

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