Please join Brooks-TLC on the new date for the same schedule, same dinner, basket raffle, and silent auction with an array of fabulous excursions, event tickets and more. For more information, please contact Sheila Walier at email@example.com or by phone at 716-363-3313.
In recognition of the month of June as National Dairy Month, the New York State Dairy Princess and Promotion Program team donated a dairy themed gift basket to the family of the first baby born at the hospital in June.
Autumn Gregory, 2nd Alternate Chautauqua County Dairy Princess, cheerfully delivered the gift basket in anticipation of the first June baby at the Brooks campus of Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc.
In perfect time for the celebration, Leland Michael Clutter was born to proud parents Amanda Hardy and Jeremy Clutter June 1, at 3:09 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces. The family was pleasantly surprised to receive the basket.
According to Katie Tomkiewicz, RN, Brooks-TLC OB clinical coordinator, “We advise post-partum patients to focus on a well-balanced diet and healthy eating as during pregnancy. Moms who are breastfeeding need additional fluids and calories as well.” Dairy is an excellent source of nutrition for new moms, providing many essential nutrients like calcium and protein for bone and muscle.
The New York State Dairy Princess and Promotion Program as promotes the dairy industry and increase milk and dairy product sales. The program is funded by local dairy farmers through their checkoff investment in the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc.
Here's your chance to win a trip to Pittsburgh, PA for 2 to 4 people. Tickets are only $10 each or 3 for $20. Prize package is valued over $600. Select your own travel dates! Get the most value out of the package by traveling in September, 2019 or later during theater / performance season. All proceeds to be used toward the purchase of medical equipment and technology at both the Brooks and TLC campuses.
Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel (Fifth Avenue boutique hotel in trendy urban Shadyside neighborhood)
Overnight stay in best available suite (suites sizes are studio – 2 bedroom suite with living area, call for availability). Blackout dates are during Pitt and Carnegie Melon University graduations. Pet friendly!
Pittsburgh Public Theater
Two (2) tickets for Sunday - Thursday night
or Saturday matinee (season begins in September)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Two (2) tickets to performance (season begins in September)
Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
Two (2) admission passes
Senator John Heinz History Center & Western PA Sports Museum
Four (4) admission passes
National Aviary, Pittsburgh
Four (4) general admission tickets
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Family admission pass
Tickets are available at the BMH and TLC Cashier or by contacting Community Relations at 363-3313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
qualities, acting as role model and inspiration for other nurses to strive for excellence, mentoring others in their professional development, and fostering a positive image of the nursing profession.
In 2013, Mary graduated with high honors from Jamestown Community College with an Associates of Science Nursing. Then in 2014, she graduated Daemen College, Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. A former Sigma Theta Tau member, Mary has been a full time employee at Brooks Hospital since 2014. She started on the medical/surgical unit as a staff nurse and quickly discovered her ambition lies in the operating room. She is currently working on becoming a Certified Nurse, Operating Room (CNOR).
Mary lives by the motto "don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits." She performs her job responsibilities with great respect for the patient, physicians, and staff - making patient safety and comfort the top priority. She is adaptable and blends seamlessly within all care teams. She is demonstrably eager to learn, and willingly teaches others on the unit. She is very detailed-oriented and is known for putting every effort into providing excellent care.
Mary's most notable quality is her leadership skills. She volunteered as a super user for the launch of the hospital system’s Meditech system. She continues to meet regularly with the Meditech team in seeking ways to improve workflow in the operating room. Further, she readily accepted the added responsibility of becoming the relief charge nurse, later advancing to the interim charge nurse. Recently, Mary has taken her leadership skills to the next level by stepping up as coordinator of surgical services. Moreover, Mary does not shy away from challenges. She willingly works extra hours to help other members of staff and to ensure the smooth running of the department. She is liked and valued by her peers, is courteous, and always maintains a positive attitude.
Personally, Mary enjoys cooking and entertaining, but caring for her family is her favorite hobby. She beams when discussing her children and three grandchildren and sharing their accomplishments. She is particularly, and deservedly, proud of her youngest daughter, Katie who is following in her mother's footsteps by excelling in college.
It is without question, Mary’s personal and professional attributes parallel those demonstrated by the late Carol Kozlowski, making her an honorable recipient of this prestigious award.
As part of National Nurses Week celebrations, nurses having perfect attendance were recognized at an awards ceremony and ice cream social. Those receiving perfect attendance awards at the Brooks and TLC campuses were Sophia Clayton-Arana, Skylar Cooper, Rachel Greco, Micaela Gzyl, Sylvia Issler, Kendall Kalfas, Jen Laporte, Amber Lewis, Heather Luce, Julie Mawhir, Rose O’Connell, Holly Peters, Brian Pitts, Alex Vega and Karen Vincent.
Congratulations to all and thank you for your dedication.
Congratulations Lisa Barone for being nominated by Brooks-TLC for the Professional Nurses Association of WNY 2019 Nurse of Distinction award. Lisa was nominated for her outstanding contributions to the nursing profession, for demonstrating leadership, acting as role model and fostering a positive image of nursing as a profession.
To safeguard patients, our facilities and community members from potential contamination by medical waste, used household medical needles, syringes and lancets may safely be disposed of inside the hospital in a secure room adjacent to the lobby switchboard from Monday to Friday, 7am-6pm at:
• Brooks Memorial Hospital – 529 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048, 366-1111
• Lake Shore Health Care Center - 845 Routes 5&20, Irving, NY 14081, 951-7000
The public is reminded to not leave sharps containers unattended in the hospital lobby and to inform the switchboard attendant upon arrival. Hospital staff will unlock the secure storage room for you to safely place used sharps in the dedicated container.
Used “sharps” (i.e., needles, syringes, and lancets) can present very hazardous situations when disposed of improperly. When thrown in the trash without taking the proper precautions, these items have been known to puncture the skin of people managing the waste at a later date - often making them very ill. To help avoid this potentially dangerous situation, Brooks has long accepted used sharps from the community for proper disposal through its Safe SHARPS Disposal Program.
Before used sharps can be brought into the hospital, they need to be placed in a rigid, leak-proof, puncture-resistant, and sealable bottle. A good example of this type of container would be a small laundry detergent bottle. The bottle should be tightly sealed and clearly marked “Contains Sharps”. Please note that milk jugs and soda bottles are not rigid or puncture proof and are therefore not to be used for this purpose. Containers should never be left unattended anywhere other than inside the secure disposal bin itself, as doing so would still present a significant risk for needle sticks. This bin is also not intended for disposal of unused prescription medications.
Loose or individual sharps should NEVER be placed in the disposal bin or left unattended.
Brooks-TLC Hospital System today announced today it received a $40,000 donation from the Auxiliary of BMH. The donation is the result of funds raised at 2017-2018 golf tournaments, lobby sales and other fundraisers throughout the year.
According to Ken Morris, Brooks-TLC vice president of operations, “We are overjoyed with the hard work and generous gift from this dedicated group.” He added, “For over 100 years, the Auxiliary has consistently provided much-needed support for the benefit of our hospital and the community we serve - and for their efforts, we are grateful.”
This year’s contribution will be used to purchase several Workstations on Wheels (WOWs), powered mobile computer carts that are a necessity for clinicians needing mobility and flexibility while charting. This equipment allows the clinician to be closest to the patient for accurate and immediate documentation within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). The equipment will be used now and will also move with the hospital to its new location.
The consistent levels of care, support and energy of the Auxiliary provides for the vital, unrestricted dollars needed to avail our patients to the latest medical technology and equipment in a comfortable environment.
Brooks-TLC patients received a gift from the heart on Easter Sunday courtesy of the SUNY Fredonia Phi Alpha Honor Society. Social Work honors students created handmade cards for patients who would be in the hospital or recovering from a procedure on the Easter holiday. Patients in the Emergency Department, ICU, Inpatient Substance Use Disorder and Inpatient Behavioral Health were among the recipients.
The Phi Alpha organization promotes humanitarian goals and ideas, and also fosters high standards of education for social workers. Membership is limited to those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.
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