Warsaw, New York, September 7, 2017 – On behalf of the Board of Managers’, Wyoming County Community Health System (WCCHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mandip Panesar, MS, MD, FASN as Acute Hospital Medical Director, effective September 1, 2017.

Dr. Panesar currently serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer at Erie County Medical Center Corporation, Medical Director of the Hemodialysis Unit at the Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University at Buffalo.

Having received his medical degree from St. George’s University, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Seton Hall University, St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ. In addition, Dr. Panesar completed his Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Arkansas, Little, Rock, AR and holds a Masters of Science degree in Physiology from McGill University,
Montreal, Canada.

Dr. Panesar replaces Bilal Ahmed, MD, who served in this capacity since 2015. At the August 29, 2017 Board of Managers’ meeting, Don Eichenauer, CEO and members of the Board expressed their thanks to Dr. Ahmed for his time at WCCHS and for his enthusiasm, leadership, and dedication. Dr. Ahmed has been instrumental in improving quality initiatives and ensuring
staff members and clinicians place quality and patient service at the forefront.

In his role as the Medical Director, Dr. Panesar will carry on the activities of his predecessor and provide medical leadership assisting the medical staff in the delivery of patient care, medical education/research and for the advancement of clinical quality/safety initiatives.

About Wyoming County Community Health System
Wyoming County Community Hospital is a 62 bed rural, acute-care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. Located in Western New York, it is the sole inpatient provider for Wyoming County, which has a population of approximately 44,000. In addition to an Acute Care Hospital, its services include an attached 138 bed Nursing Home, Adult Day Health Care, and Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit. Wyoming County Hospital has approximately 2,500 inpatient admissions per year and 14,000 ED visits per year.

Our mission is to provide outstanding healthcare services and to have a positive impact on the health of our rural community. Visit our website at www.wcchs.net or like us on Facebook.