First Niagara Presents Grand View Hospital $25,000 Gift for Emergency Department
|(February 28, 2012) Sellersville, PA – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. presented Grand View Hospital with a $25,000 gift for the hospital’s emergency department. “These funds will help us meet growing demand for emergency care in our community,” said Grand View’s vice president for medical affairs Jane Ferry, MD.
In a recently completed project, Grand View renovated and expanded its emergency department, gaining new treatment areas along with a more streamlined approach to patient care. The project was undertaken to meet steadily increasing volume, which climbed to 36,000 visits in 2011. The emergency department was designed to handle 21,000 visits when it opened in 1994.
“Now we can treat more patients in less time,” said Grand View’s emergency department manager Jacki Howenstein, RN. Of the department’s 27 beds, 23 are acute care and 15 have cardiac monitoring. “This enables us to keep pace with
Pictured left to right: First Niagara’s VP & Healthcare Team Leader Walter Uangst; VP Business Development Stephanie Bowers; VP Corporate Banking Hank Kush; and Regional President Bob Kane with Grand View’s VP for Medical Affairs Jane Ferry, MD; President/CEO Stuart Fine; and Sr. VP/CFO Michael Keen
|the trend of more people seeking acute care in the emergency department,” Howenstein added. Other project improvements include an enlarged patient waiting area and enhanced security.
“We are very happy to support Grand View Hospital. The emergency department provides patient care that is critical to the people in the communities First Niagara serves,” First Niagara’s regional president Bob Kane said.
“We are grateful to First Niagara for its generous donation. This will help us meet the needs of those who enter Grand View’s doors for emergency medical care,” Ferry responded.
About Grand View Hospital
Since 1913, Grand View Hospital has been committed to a mission of providing compassionate, high quality healthcare. Grand View is a not-for profit hospital and is a public trust for the Bucks and Montgomery county communities it serves. Charitable gifts to the Grand View Health Foundation help the hospital meet its mission of providing compassionate high-quality healthcare. Learn about charitable giving and the programs it supports by visiting the Grand View Health Foundation webpage at www.gvh.org or contacting David Alderfer by telephone at 215-513-3938 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
About First Niagara Financial Group (NASDAQ: FNFG)
First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank that currently has approximately $31 billion in assets, $20 billion in deposits, 333 branches, and 5,000 employees providing financial services to individuals, families, and businesses across Pennsylvania, Upstate New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.