WCA Hospital to showcase new orthopedic center at open house Sunday

JAMESTOWN-The WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians and staff will host a Community Open House, Sunday, April 21 from noon to 3 p.m., marking the grand opening of its state-of-the-art orthopedic center. The newly renovated and remodeled Center is located directly behind WCA Hospital, 31 Sherman Street Building, Jamestown. Follow the Open House signs. The event is free and open to the public. Convenient front door event parking available.

The community is invited to meet the orthopedic and rehabilitation physician specialists, and members of the WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation who will be on hand to answer questions, including William Fritz, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Peter Robinson, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and Brooke Kelly, D.O., P.C., board-certified physiatrist and medical director of the WCA Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Program. Members of the rehab and medical office staff will also be on hand to answer questions and tour guests through the Center.

“There is something for everyone to enjoy,” said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President/CEO. “Our open house will provide an opportunity for our guests to tour our spacious, exquisite patient-centered complex and meet the physicians and staff. We encourage one and all to stop by, partake in our free wellness screenings and activities and enjoy complimentary refreshments.”

Guests can take a self-guided tour through the orthopedic complex and sign-up for free speech, hearing and swallowing screenings and register for a free foot bone density screening (individuals must pre-register for foot bone density screening by calling WCA Hospital Wellness at 664-8677 before the event). Additional wellness activities offered during the open house include free blood pressure checks, carpal tunnel testing, grip strengthening demonstrations, fall risk assessments, and bone strengthening exercise demonstrations. Kids and family members alike can play Wii-HAB!

The public will also enjoy a Photography Exhibition during the event. A collection of photographic works will adorn the new Center presented by Jamestown photographers, Andy Palermo and Daniel Swackhammer. The artists will explore their personal vision of people and beautiful Americana surroundings in an exhibition that will include over 25 photography images.

In addition, open house attendees will have a chance to enter a raffle to win a 32″ HD LCD Flat Screen Television. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation. The first 500 guests will receive a free monogrammed tote bag.

The WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation brings together one team for a wide range of treatments and rehabilitation including orthopedic care, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and hearing services. The Center boasts a new spacious and beautifully decorated waiting room, new PT/OT gym, state-of-the-art sound room for hearing tests, and a centralized registration and reception area-all handicapped accessible with front-door parking for patients.

For more information or questions about the Open House visit or contact Linda Johnson, WCA Hospital Public Relations & Marketing at (716) 664-8614.