For only $10 per chance, you could win an 8'x10' Amish-made handcrafted outdoor storage shed or child’s playhouse. Contact Kim Detraglia @ 363-7214 or Lynn Stock @ 363-7221 for details!
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 email@example.com. 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
Community members with kidney disease and those at-risk with diabetes and hypertension may register for a no-cost, 90-minute Kidney Smart® training session at Brooks.
Beginning March 2nd, Brooks will host a certified Kidney Smart® educator the first Thursday of each month from 3pm – 4:30pm in the first floor medical library.
As of February 20th, the outdoor sharps disposal kiosk near the rear of Brooks Hospital on Eagle Street will be permanently removed. To safeguard patients, our facility 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.
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.
For more information about Brooks’ Safe SHARPS Disposal program, visit www.brookshospital.org/community-health or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To download a brochure on Household Sharps Disposal, visit the New York State Department of Health Website at http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0909.pdf.
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.