Saint Vincent Hospital
Westfield Memorial Hospital
For more than half a century, Westfield Memorial Hospital has provided high quality health care to residents of western New York. Through new technologies, services and partnerships, Westfield Memorial Hospital has evolved over the years to offer patients the most sophisticated medical advancements--while keeping the ease and familiarity of a community hospital.
As an affiliate of Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA; Westfield Memorial Hospital offers direct access to highly specialized care, including the convenience of on-site physician specialists. Staffed by the area's finest physicians and medical professionals, we are committed to meeting the health care needs of area families for years to come.
Online Access to Health Information from Your Hospital-Associated Visit Now Available
If you or a loved one has had a hospital-associated visit or stay at Saint Vincent since June 30 or have one scheduled, it’s important to know that you will now have online access to your hospital-associated health information!
You can simply go to relayhealth.com and complete a quick registration process. Then you can begin to access your hospital-associated medical information through a secure online portal. This new Patient Portal will provide information about:
- Lab results
- Radiology results
- Information related to your vital signs, allergies and more
Just go to relayhealth.com and click “Register” in the upper right corner.
Enhance your connection to your health information today!
Tom Berkhouse; Maureen Chadwick; Robert Crane; Mark Hagen, MD; David Hazelton; Alex Selioutski, MD; Diana Holt; Marjory Fritz
In those days, physicians did not study medicine in school, but gained their knowledge by working with other physicians. One of Dr. Spencer’s most notable pupils was a certain B.F. Goodrich who gave up the practice of medicine for the rubber industry. Another visitor of the building was an itinerant Scandinavian carpenter named Jacob A. Riis who worked on one of the building’s many renovations.
Mr. Riis became a well-known author, philanthropist and friend of Theodore Roosevelt during the latter part of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Additions were made to the original hospital in 1948, 1968 and 1981. A major building and renovation project was completed resulting in the addition of 17,720 square feet and renovated facilities in cardiac rehab, physical therapy, radiology, emergency department, surgery and laboratory. In January 1999, the affiliation with Saint Vincent Health System was restructured providing a mechanism to share medical services and resources otherwise unavailable to a small rural hospital.
Westfield Memorial Hospital offers patients a comprehensive network of specialty care around the clock. Please click the links below to expand our specialties offered at Westfield.
Cardiac rehabilitation at Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH) offers specialized exercise programs for patients that are monitored by a physician and cardiovascular nurses. The healthcare professionals in the WMH Cardiac Rehabilitation department are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) under the American Heart Association guidelines.
Our highly skilled team of physicians, nurses and registered dietitian are dedicated to personalized, compassionate and quality care for our patients.
The program, certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, is intended for people who have experienced:
- Heart attack
- Coronary bypass surgery
- Heart valve surgery
Programs on cardiovascular topics are presented at frequent intervals. An initial diet history and assessment are done with counseling conducted periodically throughout the program.
Your private physician, or someone he/she designates, may conduct a repeat stress test upon the completion of the Phase II program to evaluate your progress and establish a future exercise plan. Throughout your participation in the program, your physician will receive regular reports on your progress to date.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase III Program Phase III of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program consists of supervised maintenance of a medically based, independent exercise program for participants who have completed the Phase II program.
For more information about the program, call 716.793.2218.
The Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH) Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is staffed by experienced physicians, physician assistants and nurses. The Emergency Department provides full-service emergency care with ground and air transportation for trauma and health conditions requiring advanced, tertiary care. Our highly trained staff provides a comprehensive range of quality care for conditions ranging from a sprained ankle to the most serious illness or injury.
As a result of the WMH/Saint Vincent Health System affiliation, WMH patients also have unlimited and immediate access to specialists that complement the WMH emergency team. An example is Saint Vincent’s 24/7 cardiology service that is available for consultation to the medical emergency team at WMH.
- 24/7 emergency medical care
- Highly qualified physicians, physician assistants and nurses
- Full-service quality care
- Comfortable environment
- Ground and air transportation for trauma and health conditions requiring advanced, tertiary care
Medical Surgical Unit716-326-4921
Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH) is a four-bed unit with private rooms. The majority of admissions arrive through the WMH Emergency Department. Patients may also be admitted by physicians and specialists.
WMH prides itself on the personalized care that each patient receives.
Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH) offers high-quality ambulatory surgery services for adults and children by experienced board-certified surgeons and anesthesiologists, skilled nurses and surgical technicians. Ambulatory surgical services include general surgery, ophthalmology, gynecology, orthopedic, otolaryngology and podiatric surgeries.
Scott Bedwell, MD,an expert surgeon from Greater Erie Niagara Surgery, provides surgical services at WMH. Dr. Bedwell is credentialed to see patients in Westfield and performs colonoscopies, hernia repairs and other general surgical procedures.
For more information, call 814-454-1142.
Our staff of licensed and board-certified, experienced physical therapists practice with the most up-to-date techniques supported by the latest research. Our physical therapy assistant is also certified and licensed. We work collaboratively with you and your physician in providing specialized and individualized evaluation and treatment.
The Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH) Physical Therapy department emphasizes patient education and home exercise, supported with reinforcement and correction in the clinic. This empowers the patient in his/her own care, reduces needed visits and speeds recovery.
We assist in the recovery of function, range of motion and strength after surgery.
For an appointment or for more information, please call 716-793-2231.
A good night’s sleep is an easy thing to take for granted – unless it is something you just can’t seem to get. Snoring, restlessness, insomnia and excessive fatigue are the cause of continual unrest for 40 million people.
Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH) offers direct access to highly specialized care at its state-of-the-art, two-bed, sleep labs under the medical direction of Jeffrey P. McGovern, MD.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a significant medical problem affecting up to 4 percent of middle-aged adults. The most common complaints are loud snoring, disrupted sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness. Patients with apnea suffer from fragmented sleep and may develop cardiovascular abnormities because of the repetitive cycles of snoring and airway collapse. Although most patients are overweight and have a short, thick neck, some are of normal weight but have a small, receding jaw. Because many patients are not aware of their heavy snoring and nocturnal arousals, obstructive sleep apnea may remain undiagnosed.
- Do you snore heavily?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Are you irritable and have trouble sleeping?
- Do you have acid reflux disease?
- Do you wake up with a headache or sore throat?
- Do you suffer from daytime sleepiness?
- Do you fall asleep at inappropriate times?
- Has your partner observed you not breathing while you sleep?
If you answered yes to two or more of the above questions, you may be at risk for sleep apnea. Call your doctor and ask to have your sleep apnea test scheduled at the WMH Sleep Lab.
- Studies are performed four nights a week
- Registered sleep techs
- Easy referral process
For more information, call 877.256.4904.
Sports medicine evaluations and treatment services are provided by Saint Vincent Sports Medicine specialists.
The Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH) Sports Medicine Clinic is open on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
From the weekend athlete to the active adult, we can treat your orthopedic and sports-related concerns, including joint pain, acute injuries, overuse syndromes, and athletes with chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes.
The Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH) Wound Clinic specializes in treating acute and chronic hard-to-heal wounds and patients with lymphedema.
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous leg ulcers
- Surgical wounds
Wounds caused by burns, infections, radiation treatment, cancer and edema
Your Road to Recovery At the WMH Wound Clinic, we work closely with our patients and stress the importance of keeping the wound clean, changing the dressing as directed, and maintaining good nutrition.
Monday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call 716.793.2210 on Monday or 716.793.2221, Tuesday through Friday.
- To evaluate the cause of chest pain
- To measure the strength of the heart after a heart attack or surgery
- To establish a baseline for patients who have cardiac risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of coronary artery disease
- To determine how well a heart tolerates exercise and activity
- Renal scans
- Liver/spleen scans
- Limited thyroid scans
- HIDA scans, bone scans
- Whole body scans
At Westfield Memorial Hospital, we are committed to excellence in patient care. Our team of physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians works closely with patients to help regain and maintain their health.
To be comfortable in a hospital, patients must understand what is going on and what to expect. Our physicians and associates aim to keep patients fully informed and expect them to ask questions concerning their care. We make every attempt to answer questions in a courteous and informative manner.
If you encounter any problems during your visit, we would appreciate hearing from you immediately. Please speak to one of the associates involved with your care or you may contact the administrative office at 716.793.2200.
Important Information about Paying for Your Care at Westfield Memorial Hospital
Westfield Memorial Hospital is a participating provider in many health plan networks. You can find a list of the plans in which we participate here. Some health plans use smaller networks for certain products they offer so it is important to check whether we participate in the specific plan you are covered by. Our list will tell you if we do not participate in all of a health plan’s products.
It is also important for you to know that the physician services you receive in the hospital are not included in the hospital’s charges. Physicians who provide services at the hospital may be independent voluntary physicians or they may be employed by the hospital. Physicians bill for their services separately and may or may not participate in the same health plans as the hospital. You should check with the physician arranging your hospital services to determine which plans that physician participates in.
Plan participation information for physicians employed by the hospital can be found here.
Westfield Memorial Hospital also contracts with a number of physician groups, such as anesthesiologists, radiologists and pathologists, to provide services at the hospital. Contact information for the physician groups the hospital has contracted with is available here. You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans they participate in.
Hospitals are required by law to make available information about their standard charges for the items and services they provide. This information is available by contacting our Clinical Business Office at 814.425.5979 or by mail to:
Saint Vincent Hospital
Attention Clinical Business Office
232 West 25th Street
Erie, PA 16544
If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for assistance in paying your hospital bills. Information about financial assistance is available below or you may contact our Financial Assistance Office at 866.793.1430.
Financial Assistance Policy at Westfield Memorial Hospital
At Westfield Memorial Hospital, it is our mission to provide medically necessary treatment and services to all persons, regardless of their ability to pay for care. This mission is communicated to patients and their family members through signs posted in the Hospital and, wherever possible, by financial counselors. The Financial Assistance Program has been developed to assist patients in financial need, due to a lack of health insurance coverage, with their accounts at Westfield Memorial Hospital.
Interested patients can contact a hospital representative for questions and application assistance at 866.793.1430 (toll-free). The information in the Financial Assistance program brochure may help you determine if you or your family member may qualify for partial or full assistance with hospital accounts.
WMH Regional Auxiliary313-555-5551
Through advocacy, volunteer activities, fundraising and community outreach, the Westfield Memorial Hospital Regional Auxiliary promotes the interests of Westfield Memorial Hospital as it provides medical care, patient services, wellness promotion and support to the communities it services.
The Auxiliary of Westfield Memorial Hospital is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising money for Westfield Memorial Hospital and making its patients' visits more comfortable. The Auxiliary’s primary purpose is to assist the Hospital by providing funding for equipment and patient comfort programs. Funds are raised through the Auxiliary's style show, membership drives, jewelry sales and other events such as the ornament sales.
Community Health Services716-326-4921
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Oral medicine and insulin injection techniques
- Individualized meal plans
- Advice on how to incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle
- Stress management
Chautauqua Primary Care Clinic716-357.3209
- Bee stings and insect bites
- Corneal abrasions and infections
- Nosebleeds with minor trauma
- Sore throats
- Asthma and upper respiratory infections
- Muscular strains and sprains
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Back pain
- Ear infections
- Cuts and abrasions
- Poison ivy/oak
- School physicals
- Much more
- Scheduled appointments will be honored before walk-ins.
- Laboratory services are offered during normal clinic hours by appointment.
- Free blood pressure testing is also offered during normal clinic hours.
- On-site Emergencies