Milestones in WCA History

1885
  • May 23, 1885 - First Charter: Woman's Christian Association of Jamestown, N.Y.
1890
  • Training school for nurses opens with three students.
1907
  • "WCA Hospital" is incorporated.
1909
  • Maternity Building facing Allen Street is built.
1925
  • WCA Hospital receives its first accreditation from the American College of Physicians and Surgeons.
1928
  • Addition to the Maternity Building along Allen Street. "Packard Wing" or "A" Wing completed.
1951
  • Completion of the "B" Wing which replaces the landmark hospital.
1964
  • WCA School of Nursing closes as the Jamestown Community College's Associate in Arts degree program in Nursing grows.
1965
  • Completion of the "C" Wing - A four-story wing is constructed to the rear of the entrance, extending east and west along Sherman Street.
  • $3 Million Expansion Plan - A new Pediatric "Creche" Wing and Intensive Care Unit are created. Auditorium, Chapel and business offices are expanded.
1975
  • Dedication of the "D" Wing - A $10 million project with a new Emergency Department, Ambulatory Care Unit, a sheltered ambulance entrance, and other enhanced patient services.
1982
  • W.C.A. Foundation and W.C.A. Services Corporation are established.
1988
  • Jones Memorial Health Center opens.
  • Inpatient Mental Health Program opens.
1989
  • Family Health Center opens.
  • Inpatient Alcoholism Rehabilitation Program opens.
  • Inpatient Adolescent Mental Health Program opens.
  • Medical Rehabilitation Program.
1992
  • Outpatient Alcoholism Rehabilitation opens.
  • Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Programs are relocated to the Jones Memorial Health Center Campus.
  • Outpatient Mental Health services are offered.
  • Inpatient Adult Mental Health Program begins.
1994
  • Partial Hospitalization Program begins.
1995
  • Randolph Health Center opens.
1996
  • Sinclairville Health Center opens.
1998
  • Dunkirk Health Center begins Mental Health services. 17 Sherman Street Medical Office Building
1999
  • Completion of renovations in Women's Imaging and addition of Stereotactic Breast Biopsy equipment.
  • WCA readies for Y2K with upgrades in computer programs.
2000
  • Renovations to OR Waiting Room, Cast Room, Control area, Endoscopy Suite, Gift Shop and Snack Shop.
  • Kickoff of Capital Campaign.
2001
  • 3D Cancer Planning System.
  • Sentinel Node Mapping and Biopsy.
  • WCA Heart Center and Catheterization Lab opens.
2002
  • Renovations to Maternity and Nursery.
  • All new Dialysis machines.
  • Computerized Pharmacy System.
2003
  • January - Advanced Access at Family Health Centers.
  • Patient-friendly Billing and Customer Service Call Center.
  • PET Scan services begin.
  • WCA Alcoholism Rehabilitation renamed "Chemical Dependency Program."
2004
  • Sleep Center opens.
  • Completion of the Laparoscopic and Cystoscopy OR Rooms Electronic Medical Records Family Health Center
  • Refocus service lines on Heart, Cancer, Joint and Women's Care to meet changining consumer demographic
2005
  • Winner 100 Top Hospital Performance Improvement 2nd Year
  • Established a Fix Site MRI.
  • Opened Interventional Radiology Center
  • Expanded WCA's Sleep Center – 4 rooms
  • Upgraded to a 16 slice CT Scanner
  • Initiated ED renovation planning
  • New Blood Supplier – Community Blood Bank
  • PACS Radiology System goes live (Picture Archiving and Communication System)
2006
  • New Hospitalist Program
  • Renamed Snack Shop Pearl City Café
  • Opened Lakewood Health Center and Outpatient Lab
  • Opened Riverwalk Outpatient Lab
  • Upgraded to PET/CT
2007
  • Opened Wound Care Center
  • Expanded Sleep Lab to 6 rooms
  • Expanded Dialysis
  • Medical Directorship at Lutheran Social Services
2008
  • Entered into landmark collaborative affiliation with Roswell Park Cancer Institute for radiation medicine services
  • Opened Center For Imaging & Medical Arts At WCA
  • Opened Endoscopy Suite at Riverwalk Center, 15 South Main Street, Jamestown
  • Opened Occupational Health Office In Dunkirk, New York
  • Expanded Sleep Services To Include Pediatric Care

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