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Day-old Baby Left with Medina Fire Department

Day-old Baby Left with Medina Fire Department

 

By Tom Rivers, editor  Orleans Hub  www.orleanshub.com

MEDINA – A one-day-old baby was handed over to Medina firefighters on Saturday as part of the state’s Safe Haven Law, which allows a parent to leave a baby, up to 30 days old, “with any responsible person at a suitable location in New York.”

Associate of the Month: Orleans Community Health/Medina Memorial Hospital

Associate of the Month: Orleans Community Health/Medina Memorial Hospital

Associate of the Month December 2012

Donna Metz – RN/BHU

From the nominating associate – “Donna continuously goes above and beyond her daily job requirements.  She always shows a great deal of compassion, pride and support for the patients.  She is very supportive, provides guidance and has very positive leadership skills.

Donna on numerous occasions has been very therapeutic and calming with our most difficult patients.  I have witnessed her explain the importance of taking medications and throughout the conversation the patient was able to remain calm.

At times the unit can become very hectic and we can always depend on Donna to provide support to the staff and patients.  She always says “My patients come first.”  Donna highly values the ideals of Orleans Community Health.”

Niagara University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Returns For Year 32

Niagara University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Returns For Year 32

Starting in February, students from Niagara University’s College of Business Administration will once again provide free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community.

Jr. Sabres Ranked #8 in Canada; Host St. Michael's Monday Night

Jr. Sabres Ranked #8 in Canada; Host St. Michael's Monday Night

*** UPDATED - Monday, December 10, 2012 ***

(Amherst, NY) – The Buffalo Junior Sabres Junior “A” Hockey Club will host the St. Michael’s Buzzers in an Ontario Junior Hockey League game tonight, Monday, December 10, 2012, that puts two teams recognized among the best in Canadian Junior "A" hockey against each other.

The game will take place on the Lexus Feature Rink in the Northtown Center at Amherst, beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets are just $7 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. The game can also be followed via internet streaming video on FASTHockey.com (a $7 fee applies for this service).

Associate of the Month: Orleans Community Health/Medina Memorial Hospital

Associate of the Month: Orleans Community Health/Medina Memorial Hospital

Associate of the Month -Lori Wilkins,RN-North Wing Long Term Care

From nominating associate – “Whenever I call up to North Wing about a resident Lori is the one you want to speak to.  She knows everything there about every single resident.  She is always very pleasant and accommodating.

Lori cares for each resident as if they are her own family and advocates for the residents on a daily basis.  She is excellent with the families and addresses any issues/concerns they may have.

Lori also keeps the unit organized and the staff informed of any changes with the residents.

Lori is accountable, reliable, compassionate and above all an excellent nurse.

She truly is an asset to North Wing, the residents and their families.”

Buffalo Jr. Sabres Ranked 11th Best Jr. "A" Team in Canada

Buffalo Jr. Sabres Ranked 11th Best Jr. "A" Team in Canada

(Amherst, NY) – The Buffalo Junior Sabres franchise is making history this week, with the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) ranking the Jr. Sabres 11th in its latest weekly Top 20 List of Junior “A” teams throughout Canada, released today, November 12, 2012.                                         

The CJHL, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, is an organization that oversees ten Canadian junior leagues including the Ontario Junior Hockey League, in which the Jr. Sabres compete as the league’s lone U.S. franchise. The CJHL's role includes development of consistent rules and disciplines and determining a Canadian Junior-A national champion.   

Brian Banas, COO, Orleans Community Health Speaks at Public Hearing

Brian Banas, COO, Orleans Community Health Speaks at Public Hearing

ALBION, NY - Brian Banas, COO of Orleans Community Health, spoke last Friday at the Annual Health Insurance Program and Public Hearing at the Orleans County 4-H Fair Grounds in Albion. 

Mr. Banas spoke on the upcoming opening of the new Albion Health Care Center on the corner of Rt. 31 and Butts Rd.  The new center is open now for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and lab blood draw station. 

The tentative grand opening for the site is planned for the end of November.