JAMESTOWN – UPMC WCA Chautauqua held its 23rd Annual Meeting of the Corporations Thursday morning, with hospital president Betsy Wright, president along with members of the board offering a recap of the past year’s accomplishments and financial summary.
Wright said 2017 was highlighted with the hospital breaking ground on a $20 million, 44,000 sq ft addition that will provide a new Women’s and Maternity Care Center and a 20-bed inpatient adult and adolescent mental health program. The construction project was funded by New York State’s Department of Health Essential Health Care Provider Support Program.
Wright reported on a number of other accomplishments including, a building project located at Jones Memorial Health Center to construct a long term residential treatment program slated to open in late 2018.
Wright noted the hospital welcomed 13 new physicians on its medical staff this past year. The Hospital Association of New York State also reported UPMC Chautauqua WCA generated $213,000,000 in economic activity in 2017.
Other 2017 highlighted results:
- Acquired high-precision image-guided system for cardiovascular and interventional imaging to assists physicians in a variety of services including, interventional radiology, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, pain management, and AICD placement.
- First hospital in Chautauqua County to receive New York State Department of Health Primary Stroke Center designation.
- As a major safety net provider in southern Chautauqua County, UPMC Chautauqua WCA preserved health care access for the region’s most vulnerable populations, rendering services and care that amounted to millions of dollars.
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