TCC’s first annual Mammo-Grammy’s, held at the Clarion, treated women in our community to a day of pampering to celebrate healthy lifestyles and learn more about how to reduce their risk for breast cancer and early detection.
Dr. Daniel Burns, LEMS OB/GYN specialist, with the help of his assistant for the day, Erie II Boces CNA student, Emily Jackson, provided on-site breast exams and referred one dozen women for same day mammograms at Brooks.
The month October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is perfect a time to recognize the contribution of community partners, The Chautauqua Center (TCC), LEMS, Chautauqua County Cancer Services, Erie II BOCES and others. Last week, over 70 women without health insurance or with high deductibles, received FREE breast exams thanks to a new collaboration.
Alice Przybycien, working remotely with Brooks mammo team, Lori Mleczko and Martha Diluca, seamlessly coordinated same day mammograms for the mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers in our community.
The American Cancer Society recommends all women should begin having yearly mammograms by age 45, and should have the choice to start screening with yearly mammograms as early as age 40 if they want to.
care. Brooks’ healthcare supply chain is uniquely positioned to connect various stakeholders across the continuum of care—no other group interacts with every major stakeholder internally and externally. It is this unique role that allows our supply chain team to identify connections that deliver value and efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve the quality of care for our patients. When you see them this week, please be sure to acknowledge a job well done!
The issue of concussion is an important topic on and off the field. To help reduce the rate of concussion and other athletic injuries in our community, Brooks Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine and Lakeshore Orthopedic Group will host an Athletic Injury Prevention Workshop for high school and middle school student athletes, coaches, parent volunteers, and school district athletic staff.
This FREE community event, sponsored in-part by the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th from 8:30am – 12:00pm at Dunkirk High School, 320 Marauder Drive, Dunkirk, 14048.
Interested participants may register online or forms may be downloaded at www.brookshospital.org/community-health/upcoming-eventsclasses. All students must be accompanied by a parent, coach or other responsible adult and a signed parental consent must accompany registration materials for minors. Athletes will participate in drills and should wear appropriate workout attire and footwear. A healthy breakfast will be provided to help start the day off right.
For more information, contact Cleon Clayton at 363-3029. Completed forms may be returned by mail, fax or email by Wednesday, October 25th to:
Sports Medicine Department
529 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Don't delay! Register today!
Thank you and we look forward to helping our community stay healthy on and off the field.
Before sunrise last Saturday, close to 200 participants came out for the 33rd ANNUAL DUNKIRK/FREDONIA ROTARY BLOOD SCREENING & Community Health Fair. Among the generous supporters of the Kaleida Health and Tim Hortons-sponsored event were Fredonia native, Jenn Suhr, 2012 Olympic women's pole vault gold-medalist, and her husband/coach Rick Suhr.
Proceeds from this annual event are used to provide Rotary-sponsored health programs such as FREE child immunization clinics, the youth exchange program, and supports other beautification and construction projects in our community.
A huge shout-out goes to these community agencies and health-related businesses for helping to educate and inform our community: Forestville Chiropractic; Chautauqua County Cancer Services; Hillside Family of Agencies; Healthy Community Alliance; Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WNY; Willcare; Heritage Ministries and United Way of Northern Chautauqua County.
This yea'r grand prize winner, Gene Sarek of Van Buren Bay, will enjoy health benefits of a Fitbit Charge 2.
In support of a county-wide initiative to promote healthy women, infants, and children, Brooks and Lake Erie Medical Services are sponsoring Catholic Charities WIC 2017 Healthy Baby Festival.
Stop by the Brooks / LEMS table on Tuesday, July 25th from 11am - 1pm for balloons and other giveaways. See you in Washington Park!
We reeled in a keeper for sure. Physican. Fisherman. Gardener. Family Man.
Daniel Burns, MD, FACOG, was welcomed by 75 colleagues at a fishing-themed meet & greet reception last week in the hospital cafeteria. Dr. Burns is the newest Ob/Gyn Specialist to join Lake Erie Medical Services and Brooks Medical Staff.
Locals may remember the warm, down-to-earth physician from a former practice - Burns & Hage, MD - Derby, NY.
Now servicing the Fredonia and Dunkirk LEMS practice locations, Dr. Burns is welcoming new patients and most insurances are accepted. For more information, contact 672-2000.
Anyone who has worked with Lisa Maslak (L) and Theresa Schrantz (R) knows how vigilant both are about providing a safe, quality environment for our patients....and they took that unwavering commitment to the national stage!
For a second year, the Infection Control team co-presented at the Annual Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Conference in Portland, Oregon - this year, with Employee Health as the lead.
Theresa and Lisa presented their evidence-based model for Employee Health and Infection Control working jointly to keep our patients and staff safe, healthy and infection free.
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