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WCA Opens New Outpatient Lab at Riverwalk

WCA Hospital, nationally recognized for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction, recently opened a new lab specimen and blood draw collection center in the Riverwalk Center located at 15 South Main Street in Jamestown. The WCA Outpatient Laboratory at Riverwalk is the latest hospital service to be added to the growing off-site locations. The outpatient lab will be open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m. The lab is available to anyone with a written order from a physician or healthcare provider. No appointment is necessary.

"In the last few years, WCA has experienced tremendous growth in outpatient services," said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President and CEO. "This is our newest endeavor to improve the health of our community, enhance customer service and build for the future, a strong Medical community that is responsive to the current and future needs of those we serve."

The new outpatient laboratory is one of five hospital draw sites. Locations include: WCA Hospital Outpatient Department; Jones Memorial Health Center; Randolph Health Center; and its newest locations in the Lakewood Health Center located at 110 Mall Boulevard and Riverwalk Center.

William A. Geary, M.D., Pathologist and Director of Laboratories on staff at WCA Hospital added, "Our laboratory services are delivered in the proximity of where our patients reside or work. Patients are able to get their lab work drawn in a state-of-the-art medical environment from experienced staff, efficiently and quickly so they can get back to their day to day activities. Conveniently situated in downtown Jamestown, the new Outpatient Lab at Riverwalk offers patients convenient access and plenty of parking."

"The new laboratory location is so handy," smiles Robert Fuller, patient of John Lamancuso, M.D. "The waiting area looks very nice. I really appreciate WCA Hospital for making services so easy for us."

The lab is fully accredited by the State of New York and surpassing the highest standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Riverwalk's new 700 square foot lab provides a convenient, superior quality service, designed with the customer in mind. It is handicap accessible with a proximal entrance and exit. On-site registration is provided at the new location. The spacious surroundings feature an enclosed waiting area and five specimen collection stations designed for privacy and convenience.

"Laboratory medicine is a growing industry in our area - driven by superior performance, outstanding lab professionals and new technologies," said Dr. Geary. "We believe our laboratory possesses these qualities and can provide for all the testing needs of our patients. Our intention is to make lab service easy for our patients. Our five outpatient lab draw sites are dedicated to delivering fast friendly service, backed by the same high standard of hospital care."

For more information about the WCA Outpatient Laboratory at Riverwalk, call (716) 485-7788.

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