Please note, outpatient services will be closed on Labor Day at Brooks Memorial Hospital, TLC/Lake Shore Health Care Center, Fredonia Patient Service Center and Gowanda Patient service Center. Thank you and have an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend!
Join our labor and delivery staff for the final Expectant Parent class of 2019. Moms should be 28 - 34 weeks along to gain the most benefit. Participants do not need to deliver at Brooks to participate. Light refreshments will be served. This class is FREE! Call 363-3081 for more information or to register.
Between October 2018 and April 2019, Brooks-TLC participated in HRSA’s WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The program challenges hospitals and healthcare organizations to “let life bloom” by educating their staff, patients, visitors, and communities about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation and by offering them opportunities to register as donors. Both Brooks-TLC campuses earned points for completing awareness and registry activities.
Brooks-TLC’s Dunkirk and Irving campuses were among more than 1,480 organizations to participate in the 2019 campaign and among 638 organizations to earn platinum recognition.
This year’s Hospital Organ Donation Campaign added more than 48,000 registrations to state registries and the Puerto Rico registry, which also includes registrations from the U.S. Virgin Islands. The campaign has generated more than 492,000 registrations since its inception in 2011 and unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their local organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations. Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. worked with Unyts to leverage its outreach efforts.
Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the organ transplant list, reaffirming the critical and growing need for registered organ, eye, and tissue donors. For more information about the Hospital Campaign, visit www.organdonor.gov/hospitals. To sign up as a donor, go to Unyts.org.
To our golfers, sponsors and volunteers - thank you so very much for your thoughtful support of the Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. “Summer Solstice” golf tournament. Because of your generosity, over $30,000 was raised to provide the vital funds needed for new equipment and technologies at both campuses.
Check out these photos from the day and feel free to download your picture and post on social media using the hashtag #BTLCGolf.
Lastly, if you haven’t already, please “Like” and “Share” our Facebook page… Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc.
Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
We’re ready for The Chautauqua Center’s 6th Annual Family Fun Day! Many thanks to the BMH OB Unit for collecting backpacks to be distributed at the event.
Family Fun Day is held in recognition of National Health Center Week, an annual celebration to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers. Brooks participates each year to promote health and wellness, education, healthy lifestyles and community resources. This year's event is being held on Friday, August 9th at the Salvation Army in Dunkirk.
Daryl Spacc is shown here with the shiny new 2019 GMC Terrain to be given to any hole-in-one winner at the July 29th Brooks-TLC golf tournament on Hole #4, courtesy of Larry Spacc GMC.
Other hole-in-one prizes, courtesy of Larry Spacc GMC, include a TravisMathew head to toe signature outfit + $500 online shopping spree (hole #6), or $2,000 in complimentary online golf reservations through TeeOff.com (hole #17). Or win $500 cash from Western Division Federal Credit Union (hole #15).
It's not too late to register! Contact Sheila Walier at 363-3313.
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.
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!
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