Check out the Community Health section of our website for upcoming classes and registration information or call Brooks Maternity at 363-3080.
Brooks and TLC Services to be Featured at 32nd Annual Dunkirk / Fredonia Rotary Blood Screening Event
Participation in the 32nd Annual Dunkirk/Fredonia Rotary Community Blood Screening Program is good for your health and good for our community. This year's fundraising event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17th from 6:15am – 10:00am at Fredonia High School.
Blood screening includes 21 clinical tests including TSH and a take home colorectal test kit for only $45. Men may also add PSA prostate screening for only $25. Results are conveniently mailed to you and your physician within a week.
Through the generosity of our sponsors, Kaleida Health and Tim Horton's, Brooks and TLC will jointly present a FREE Community Health Fair component featuring education/resources and interactive demonstrations including Balance assessments, Behavioral health, Blood pressure screening, Chemical dependency, Diabetes education, Long-term home health care, Nutrition, Smoking cessation, and much, much more!
To register, visit www.brookshospital.org/rotary-blood-screening, download a registration form HERE and fax to 363-3918, or simply call 363-3917 Monday-Friday between 8 am and 4 pm. Provide an email address and be automatically entered to win a Fitbit electronic fitness tracker!
Proceeds from the annual fundraiser are used to provide community health programs such as free child immunization clinics, and supports other civic projects such as the beautification of Russell Joy Park in Fredonia and the construction of the Skateboard Park in Dunkirk. Register today!
We are proud to announce Brooks Department of Radiology has recently passed three critically important inspections with 100% compliance and zero recommendations for improvement.
Most inspections performed in institutions inevitably find areas for potential improvement. We are particularly proud that not a single deficiency, recommendation or suggestion for improvement was deemed necessary.
These inspections independently are NYSDOH, MQSA and Nuclear Medicine. All three successful inspections reflect the high-quality and exacting standards that are maintained in all services within the Department of Radiology.
Sharon Muntz credits all staff for going above and beyond, while truly carrying out the hospital’s I-CARE values.
When you see Department of Radiology staff, please be sure to tell them congratulations and “I-CARE”.
Architect Selected for New Brooks Memorial Hospital, Capital Renovation Project at TLC Health Network
Clark Patterson Lee has been selected as the architect to construct a new Brooks Memorial Hospital and provide direction for capital renovations at TLC Health Network as well.
The announcement was made after board meetings at the respective hospital systems.
“Our selection was based on both the firm’s ability to build a hospital of the size and type appropriate for our community, but also a firm having experience working with New York State regulations within a tight time frame,” said Chris Lanski, chair of the Brooks Memorial Hospital board of directors.
“I am pleased that the process is moving ahead,” added TLC Board Chair Jim Wild, MD. “I look forward to working together with Brooks and Kaleida Health in transforming TLC Health Network to better serve our patients in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and southern Erie counties."
Earlier this year, the two health care organizations announced their intentions to affiliate with Kaleida Health. This was done to help coordinate care, enhance clinical partnerships and secure the respective hospital’s presence in the region, ensuring that the health care needs of the community are met.
The opportunity to partner with Kaleida Health and its programs at the Gates Vascular Institute, Buffalo General Medical Center and Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is to coordinate care so patients in the region will have access to appropriate care locally and be seamlessly transitioned to tertiary network care platforms when needed. Brooks Memorial and TLC Health will also have greater coordination of care and enhanced partnerships with Erie County Medical Center’s (a partner of Kaleida Health) centers of excellence in behavioral health and transplantation, along with adult level one trauma care.
The vision of the three parties is to form an integrated delivery system with the Dunkirk campus taking the lead in delivering traditional, inpatient hospital services and the Irving campus becoming more of an ambulatory location with an array of specialty inpatient and complementary specialty services. Both campuses would have emergency rooms (ER’s).
TLC Health will renovate their campus focusing on outpatient services, ambulatory surgery, imaging, labs plus specialty services including orthopedics, mental health, substance use, neurobehavioral, rehabilitation, and physician specialties.
Brooks Hospital is focusing on building a new facility (including surgical suites, imaging, labs, support services, etc.) with the joint $57 million grant that was secured through New York State’s Essential Healthcare Provider Support Program earlier this year.
The size, cost and location of the new facility will be determined in the coming months. Keys to these decisions are access to clinical care, market demographics, health care trends and site infrastructure needs.
Lanski also said that the Brooks Memorial board of directors will announce a “hospital relocation committee” in the coming weeks.
Government leaders from the Southern Tier praised the decision.
“We care about ensuring access to quality healthcare close to home and by making tangible progress on plans to renovate and construct healthcare facilities in our region, we are helping further that mission. We will continue to stand with our partners and look forward to more positive results in the near future,” said Congressman Tom Reed (NY – 23rd District).
“This choice of architect is superb because of their outstanding record. The projects at Brooks and Lake Shore are transformational, bringing not only updated bricks and mortar, but new access to state-of-the-art health care. It will change and save lives,” said New York State Senator Catharine Young (57th District).
Clark Patterson Lee specializes in healthcare architecture, planning and programming. With four local offices, the firm’s work is on display in hospitals across Western New York. They most recently completed the neonatal intensive care unit expansion at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.
John P. Hall, AIA, MRAIC, OAA and Principal with Clark Patterson Lee said, “We are thrilled to be a part of this development team. In the last 30 years only two completely new acute care hospitals have been built in New York State, so this is a rare opportunity to transform health care delivery for the Dunkirk community and the entire Chautauqua County region.”
About Clark Patterson Lee (CPL)
With over 260 professionals, 40 years in business and over $1 billion in healthcare design, CPL enjoys a reputation for excellence in healthcare architecture. Our innovative and creative approach to planning and design has given us a specialist and consulting role in acute and outpatient care. More than 95 percent of our work is for repeat clients through past and present relationships, a testimonial to our ability to listen, solve our client’s most complex needs, meet their budgets, and respect their timetables.
Located in downtown Dunkirk, NY, Brooks Memorial Hospital is a 65 bed acute-care hospital that provides services to the population of Northern Chautauqua County and other nearby communities. Part of the Lake Erie Regional Health System, Brooks Memorial provides services inpatient acute medical and surgical care and outpatient care such as emergency room, surgery, imaging, lab, physical therapy and dialysis. Through its active parent, Lake Erie Regional Health System, Brooks has a contractual relationship with a captive Professional Corporation (Lake Erie Medical Services, P.C.) for the provision of professional physician services in the specialty areas of OB/GYN, general surgery, pain management and pediatrics.
TLC operates facilities in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Erie counties including Lake Shore Health Care Center (a 25 bed acute care hospital with inpatient behavioral health), Gowanda Urgent Care & Medical Center, Forestville Primary Care Center, and outpatient chemical dependency clinics in Cassadaga and Derby. TLC also operates a certified home health care agency that operates throughout the tri-county area. Lake Shore Health Care Center houses a variety of outpatient diagnostic and treatment services, an emergency department, a surgical department, and a small hospital-based nursing home
Together, Brooks Memorial and TLC serve 100,000 residents residing in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Southern Erie Counties.
For continuing updates on the Southern Tier healthcare affiliation, please visit the Brooks Memorial Hospital website at www.brookshospital.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrooksMemorialHospital. More information about TLC Health Network can be found at www.tlchealth.org.
About Kaleida Health
Kaleida Health is the largest health care provider and largest private employer in Western New York. More than one million patient visits are recorded annually at the Buffalo General Medical Center, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, Gates Vascular Institute, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, plus the health system’s 90 clinics and health care centers. Kaleida Health operates HighPointe on Michigan and the DeGraff Memorial Hospital skilled nursing facility, plus the nation’s oldest – and original - Visiting Nursing Association. Kaleida Health also operates a major laboratory division as well as the Millard Fillmore Ambulatory Surgery Center and the Southtowns Ambulatory Surgery Center. The organization is also affiliated with Great Lakes Health, the entity integrating Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation and the University at Buffalo. Kaleida Health's economic impact on Western New York exceeds $2.2 billion annually.
Brooks co-sponsored the Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Healthy Baby Festival in Washington Park, Dunkirk. The event was designed to raise awareness around the benefits and significance of breastfeeding and included a Dunkirk site for the "Global Big Latch On," a worldwide nursing event at 10:30 a.m.
Staff members of Brooks and Lake Erie Medical Services (LEMS) were on hand to showcase Obstetrics and Ob/Gyn services, including the hospital's new Expectant Parent Classes. Over 100 families were in attendance.
Join us as you begin your parenthood journey!
Brooks Memorial Hospital is excited to offer every new mom and dad in our community the opportunity to better prepare for the arrival of your new baby.
Childbirth course topics include:
Classes are held on specified dates each month from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Brooks Memorial Hospital Medical Library (1st Floor). Course fee is $40.00 which is covered by most insurances. Class size is limited! Priority will be given to moms delivering at Brooks.
Session I - July 7th, 14th and 21st (completed)
Session II - August 10th, 17th and 24th
Session III - September 14th, 21st and 28th
Session IV - October 5th, 12th and 19th
Session V - November 2nd, 9th and 16th
Classes will resume January 2017. Ask about our Siblings and in-depth Breastfeeding Classes offered offered separately.
For questions, contact Brooks Maternity at (716) 363-3080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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