WMH Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

WMH Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

Contributed Article – Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation

Westfield, NY – Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation has welcomed new board member Deborah L. Perry to serve on the WMH Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Originally from Mayville, NY, Deborah was overjoyed to join the organization that helped raise more than $650,000 for Westfield Memorial Hospital’s highly successful RED (Renovate our Emergency Department) Campaign. “I am excited to be a part of a thriving foundation board that was given a tremendous challenge which they were able to meet with the help of its many valued donors. I too, look forward to helping to make a difference in the lives of thousands of patients who will walk through the hospital’s emergency department doors, which are actually the ‘front’ doors of our amazing community hospital,” said Perry.

In addition to being a savvy and driven business woman, Debbie is a compassionate, giving and energetic individual. The moment the board members met her, we knew we would be lucky to have her,” said WMH Foundation Executive Director Patricia Gaughan DiPalma. “Debbie’s experience with another not-for-profit foundation, in addition to her contagious enthusiasm to help those in need, is a huge asset to the foundation which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. She has already contributed to the foundation with her creativity, contacts and insight. She is continually thinking of new ways she can help. We are absolutely thrilled to have Debbie join our board of directors.”

Board of Directors are eligible to serve three (3-year) consecutive terms and are recommended by the foundation’s nominating committee annually.

Debbie and her husband, Mark share four children and eight grandchildren, ranging in age from one to 24 years-old. Having earned an AOS degree from Jamestown Community College, Debbie currently works as an Independent Marketing Executive for a wellness company. She educates consumers on the features, advantages and benefits of the company to provide an option to help reduce clients’ grocery/household budgets and toxins/chemicals from their lives.

To assist with the foundation’s mission which is to work with the hospital to help provide financial support for the delivery of high quality health care to the residents of the Chautauqua region, please call Patty DiPalma at 716-793-2338, email: patricia.dipalma@ahn.org or visit the foundation’s web site at: www.westfieldhospitalfoundation.org.

The Westfield Memorial Hospital ED provides care to approximately 8,000 patients every year. In addition to emergency care, the hospital provides an array of services, including ambulatory and short stay surgery, outpatient diagnostic services, imaging, women’s diagnostic services with digital mammography, laboratory, diabetes education, nuclear stress testing, wound and infusion clinics, inpatient care, laser eye surgery, a sleep lab, and a specialty services suite that includes general surgery, orthopedics, cardiology and diversified hearing services. WMH also provides primary care services at both WMH and at the Chautauqua Institution.

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