Brooks Memorial Hospital is preparing to celebrate Baby New Year, the first baby to be born at Brooks in 2017! We invite your support of this joyous occasion.
As tradition dictates, this local celebration provides the family and first baby with an assortment of gifts and services from our generous community in form of flowers, dinners, cakes, diapers, dance lessons and more.
Donors may send a gift of any size to:
ATT: Sheila Cole
529 Central Ave
Dunkirk NY 14048
Checks should be made out to Brooks Memorial Hospital to be forwarded to the family for expenses related to their new arrival. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.
Thank you in advance for your generosity as we collectively celebrate this special event in 2017!
Should you have any questions about this special celebration or would like to arrange for a pick-up, please contact Sheila Cole, OB Nurse Manager at 363-3080 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brooks' Obstetrics Department is delighted to offer every new parent in our community the opportunity to better prepare for parenthood in 2017! Expectant Parent and Sibling Preparation classes are are designed to help families become better prepared for the arrival of a new baby. Breastfeeding classes to be announced shortly.
Costs vary and some classes are covered by insurance. For more information contact Sheila Cole, OB Nurse Manager, 363-3080 or register online at http://www.brookshospital.org/community-health.
The annual Tree of Lights ceremony has been scheduled for Friday, December 2nd at 7pm in the hospital lobby. Your contribution of only $10 or $50 per individual name - either in honor of - or in memory of - a loved one will help the Auxiliary of BMH continue providing support to the hospital in the form of necessary equipment to benefit our patients.
For more information or to purchase a light, please contact Lisa at 679-4774.
Brooks' Surgical Unit recently rolled-out its new Ambulatory Surgery Pre-op process at a breakfast meeting for physician office staff at the Dunkirk Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. Other topics presented included an administrative update, along with information about the hospital's NEW CT Scanner. Brooks' Laboratory and Physical Therapy departments were also showcased. The new Ambulatory Surgery Pre-op process is slated to begin January 1, 2017.
As our Medical/Diagnostic Imaging Department last week wrapped up National Radiologic Technicians Week, in addition to recognizing our highly trained and experienced techs for their strict adherence to quality assurance and safety guidelines, we are delighted to announce more news from this department.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently re-accredited Brooks in two service areas -
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Mammography.
Our achievement of this standard means:
•Our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally-accepted standards of care;
•Our personnel are well-qualified - through education and certification - to perform medical imaging, interpret your images, and administer your radiation therapy treatments;
•Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and our facility meets or exceeds equality assurance and safety guidelines.
Brooks also holds ACR accreditations in Ultrasound, Cat Scan, Nuclear Medicine. Be sure to recognize our Medical/Diagnostic Imaging Department for yet another significant achievement.
Stay tuned for the “inside story” of Medical Imaging and Radiation, and how Brooks came to acquire and learn how to use its new X-ray machine in 1915.
Chris Thies and Audrey Coykendall are Brooks’ Medical Staff Services professionals we are delighted to recognize for their contribution and dedication during National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week November 6-12, 2016. Chris and Audrey are a vital part of our community’s healthcare team, and are dedicated to making certain all patients receive care from practitioners who are properly educated, licensed, and trained in their specialty.
In response to the region’s growing heroin epidemic, together with Joshua Lynch, DO, EMT-P, FACEP, Brooks Memorial Hospital and TLC Health Network joined forces to co-sponsor an Opiate Epidemic Update and Naloxone Training Seminar for health professionals, first responders, fire and police personnel.
Over 50 participants from volunteer fire companies, Sherriff's office, County fire and police personnel, and healthcare providers attended the training at East Dunkirk Fire Station. Representatives from Mercy Flight and Starflight were also present.
Naloxone, also known by the Trade name Narcan, can be administered through a simple nasal spray. Through Narcan training seminars, first responders and community members can learn how and when to administer the lifesaving antidote that can reverse the fatal effects of an Opioid overdose and save a person’s life. All trainees received a Narcan kit, free, at the end of the training.
Dr. Joshua Lynch is a locally renowned Opioid Epidemic Advocate, and Emergency Physician and firefighter/EMT/SCUBA rescue technician. He is currently affiliated with UB|MD Emergency Medicine, Mercy Flight of Western NY, and United Memorial Medical Center.
Brooks hosted a grand opening celebration for its NEW Employee Lactation Room, made possible through the generosity of Chautauqua County’s “Breastfeeding Works” mini-grant program and Univera Healthcare. As part of an overall plan to enhance Brooks as a breastfeeding-friendly workplace, the new lactation room features two private areas for equipped with refrigerators stocked with water and healthy snacks, along with televisions, comfortable seating, and cheerful décor. New policies and procedures at the hospital will also help support and encourage Brooks employees who wish to continue breastfeeding their babies after returning to work.
Lactation Room team from L to R: Tracy Jiang - Brooks Director of Nutritional Services; Tracie Luther - Brooks Director of Human Resources; Olivia Belter - Univera Healthcare Community Affairs Director; Breeanne Agett - Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services Junior Planner; Sheila Cole - Brooks Nurse Manager; Christina Goss - Brooks Obstetrics; and Mindi Conti Brooks Obstetrics
Congratulations Marauders! Dunkirk football won its first Section VI championship with a 46-35 win over Cheektowaga to earn it’s first-ever Section VI Class B football title.
A special kudos goes to Brooks Sports Medicine’s certified Athletic Trainer (AT), Cleon Clayton, who works directly on the sidelines at Marauder practices and games to prevent, assess and treat injuries and illnesses in school athletes. The team has a home playoff game vs. Batavia on Saturday, November 12 @ 6:30pm at New Era Field.
Photos courtesy of The Observer.
Today at Brooks, TWENTY mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and friends in our community received mammograms they may not have had if it weren’t for the Chautauqua County Cancer Services Program (CSP) North County Women’s Screening Clinic.
To help ensure all women age 40+ in our community - including those with no insurance or high insurance deductibles - have an opportunity to be screened, the clinic is hosted annually at Brooks.
The goal of this popular screening program is to find breast cancer early, when treatment is more likely to be successful. For more information about low cost or no cost http://chautauqua.ny.us/242/Cancer-Services-Program.
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!