Brooks' Paint Night fundraiser was an overwhelming success and a superbly fun night for everyone who participated! 68 artists packed St. Columban's on the Lake, Silver Creek, to help raise funds for medical equipment and technology at our NEW hospital.
Thank you so very much, Anne Davis, for donating your time and exceptional art instruction talent. A special kudos also goes to... Lynn Stock, Rose Taddio, Kim Detraglia and Carroll Nalepa for planning, organizing, selling tickets,and generally pulling off a fantastic evening.
Last but certainly not least, many thanks to Pizza Village and Blasdell Pizza for generously donating party pizzas to feed the creativity of our budding artists.
In recognition of March as National Athletic Training month, Brooks' Sports Medicine Department is raising awareness of the profession and Athletic Trainers' (AT) commitment to helping people prevent injuries and stay healthy and active. AT's are health care professionals and can be found working in high schools and colleges, corporations, professional sports, the military, performing arts and clinics, hospitals and physician offices.
All month long, Brooks staff will distribute information on how your protection is their priority at various locations in our community.
* Stay tuned for information on first annual Brooks Hospital Sports Medicine Athletic Injury Prevention Workshop, a FREE hands-on training day for middle and high school student athletes, athletic directors, coaches, and parent volunteers.
The Copper Beech tree is known for its larger-than-life visual impact. It grows slowly but develops into a sturdy, wind-tolerant, low-maintenance shade tree. Adorning the front view of the hospital, a magnificent Copper Beech with massive roots and trunk has become the trademark symbol of Brooks.
This Saturday, Brooks’ Copper Beech will hold new significance for one couple. Longtime hospital employees, Alex Vega and Jennifer Erick, will tie the knot beneath its grand splendor. “There’s nothing more lovely than that tree covered in snow,” said Alex, emergency department PCA. “It’s meaningful to us,” he added. While discussing potential outdoor locations for the impending nuptials, the groom-to-be proposed the idea of the couple’s home away from home. Brooks.
Jennifer, who works as patient access technician in the hospital’s imaging department, favored this idea above and beyond all others considered over the past three years, including a wedding in Japan. Beaming with the joy of a bride, she said “When Alex came up with the idea, I agreed immediately. It made perfect sense. This hospital is a significant part of our lives.”
Brooks’ Copper Beech was planted in 1945 in memory of local physician and philanthropist, Abraham Wilson Dods, for whom the present day SUNY Fredonia athletic building is also named. Purchased for well under $100 from Koch’s Nursery in Dunkirk, the tree is priceless in this couple’s eyes.
Vega and Erick have been together for 12 years and recently purchased a home in Dunkirk. Congratulations Alex and Jennifer. May your marriage be as sturdy, rooted, and wind-tolerant as the enchanting 72-year old Copper Beech.
Heart valve disease (HVD) involves damage to one or more of the heart’s valves, which disrupts blood flow by not opening and closing properly. HVD becomes more common with age, and according to the Alliance for Aging Research, one in eight people age 75 and older are estimated to have moderate to severe HVD.
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY, GET YOUR HEART CHECKED REGULARLY, LEARN ABOUT SYMPTOMS and KNOW THE RISK FACTORS FOR VALVE DISEASE by visiting http://www.valvediseaseday.org/listentoyourheart.
VIP golf packages are available for tournament sponsors at this time, and registration will be open to the general public in the very near future. Potential sponsors may visit www.brookshospital.org/community-health to consider any number of ways to help increase their organization’s visibility in Northern Chautauqua County.
It is our sincere hope that you will join us at this fun, high-energy golf tournament amid the camaraderie of family, friends and welcome guests. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you Clark Patterson Lee - Architecture, Engineering, Planning - and we'll see you On Course!
More information on this generous sponsor can be found at http://www.clarkpattersonlee.com
Brooks is always on the lookout for compelling stories that illustrate how your life has been positively impacted by an employee, a department, team or physician. Share your story via the "contact us" link above and your family may be featured in one of our upcoming promotions!
Our community relations team is committed to keeping you informed about all the great news at our hospital and welcome you to join us at educational, awareness, and fundraising events in our community. For more information or for media inquiries, please contact us below or call (716) 363-3313.