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WCA Announces New Leaders To Board of Directors

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Pictured left to right: Maynard J. Cotter, Dr. Wolf-Dieter Krahn,
Dale C. Robbins and James M. Roach

Jamestown, New York (Friday, June 27, 2008)—Four new members join the WCA Hospital Board of Directors. They are Maynard J. Cotter, Dr. Wolf-Dieter Krahn, Dale C. Robbins, and James M. Roach.

“The complexity of the changing healthcare environment demands that we have exceptional guidance,” adds Mrs. Judith Burgett, Chair of the WCA Hospital Board of Directors.  “Our new board members reflect our commitment to excellence and we look forward to their expertise as we continue to deliver award-winning healthcare.”

“We are pleased to welcome this talented group of new directors who are leaders in their fields and our community,” said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President/CEO.  “As we shape WCA’s future, the vision and leadership of the Board of Directors continues to be instrumental as we carryout our mission to improve the health and well being of those we are so privileged to serve.”

Maynard Cotter is Vice President and General Manager at Ring Precision Components Machine Company, located on Turner Road in Jamestown, New York.  He serves as a Trustee for the North American Punch Manufacturers Association and is an active member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Jamestown.  He is Past-President of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier.  Mr. Cotter resides in the Jamestown area with wife, Marlene.  He has two grown sons, Jeffrey and Shawn.

Dr. Wolf-Dieter Krahn specializes in Family Practice.  He completed his residency at Rush-Christ Family Practice Residency in Oak Lawn, Illinois.  A graduate of Albany Medical College, Dr. Krahn is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the American Medical Association.  His medical practice is located at the new Center For Imaging & Medical Arts, formerly 17 Sherman Street.  Dr. Krahn is returning to the WCA Board of Directors, having served on the Board while President-Elect and President of the Medical Staff. 

A lifelong area resident, Dale Robbins graduated from Southwestern High School, Duke University and Duke University School of Law and is a partner in the law firm of Burgett & Robbins, LLP. He is admitted to practice in New York and Pennsylvania. Dale is a director of the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation and the South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer Districts. He previously served as Town of Busti Supervisor and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Jamestown Community College. He lives in Lakewood with his wife, Rebecca. They have three children.

James Roach, a graduate of Falconer Central School and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, is Vice President of Falconer Printing and Design, Inc.  Mr. Roach serves on the board of the Greater Jamestown Empire Zone and Zone Capital Corporation, is a Trustee for the Mayville Village and Past-President and Paul Harris Fellow for the Falconer Rotary Club.   He resides in Mayville, New York, with wife, Judy, and children, Allyson
and Erin.

The WCA Hospital Board Officers and Members for the 2008 and 2009 year are:  Judith Burgett, Chair; Brenda Ireland, Vice Chair; Michael Sullivan, Secretary; Timothy Black, Treasurer; Barbara Bumsted, Past Chair; Dr. Thomas Andrews, Janet Chew, Maynard Cotter, Howard Howlett, Jr., Steven Kilburn, Dr. Ronald Klizek, Dr. Wolf-Dieter Krahn, James Roach, Dale Robbins, Michael Sullivan, Dr. Ellen Weinberg, Hadley Weinberg, Diane Wellman, and Betsy Wright.

The members of the Board have a variety of professional expertise, educational backgrounds, record of community service, and experience.

WCA Hospital of Jamestown is Southwestern New York’s largest not-for-profit health care provider, offering an extensive range of inpatient and outpatient acute care and rehabilitation services. WCA is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and American College of Radiology; and is approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.


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