WYOMING COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEM ADDS ENT SURGEON

WCCHS logoWarsaw, New York, July 25, 2014 – Wyoming County Community Health System (WCCHS) has announced the addition of Dr. Brendan O’Brien, Otolaryngologist to WCCHS’s medical staff. Dr. O’Brien has been added to the Department of Surgery as an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist and will provide services to adult and pediatric patients. Brendan is a native of the Buffalo area, graduated from Stony Brook University School of Medicine, completed his residency from 2009 until 2014 at the University of Rochester Medical Center (UR Medicine), and served as Chief Resident.

ENT’s provide services related to medical problems of the mouth, throat, head and neck including ear infections, tonsillitis, vertigo, sinus, hearing loss and balance problems among others.

Dr. O’Brien stated that he is “impressed with the recent upgrades made at WCCHS and excited to be providing ENT services that will benefit the residents of Wyoming County allowing them to get a full range of ENT care close to home.”

Dr. O’Brien’s ENT services are being provided in collaboration with UR Medicine. Offices will be located on the ground floor at WCCHS and the phone number is 585-786-1555.

WCCHS CEO Donald Eichenauer stated that “our ability to attract a physician with Dr. O’Brien’s capabilities is a testament to our growing relationship with UR Medicine and a prime example of why we established a collaboration agreement with them.”

This is the third major addition of physician providers at WCCHS since the renovations were completed in early 2014. In May 2014, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr. Lindsey Clark with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; as well as, Dr. Paul Mason, Dr. John C. Karpie,
and Dr. Paul Lapoint and Jim O’May, PA of Buffalo Orthopaedic Group began providing services at WCCHS Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic, which can be reached at 585-786-7907.

About Wyoming County Community Health System
Wyoming County Community Hospital is a rural, acute-care facility located in Western New York. It is the sole inpatient provider for the county, which has a population of approximately 43,000. In addition to an Acute Care Hospital, its services include an attached Nursing Home and Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit. Wyoming County Hospital has approximately 3,000 inpatient admissions per year and 12,000 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. For more information, visit www.wcchs.net.