Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation Brings New Member

Deborah Perry

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation has added Deborah L. Perry to its board.

Originally from Mayville, Perry said she was overjoyed to join an organization that helped raise more than $650,000 for Westfield Memorial Hospital’s Renovate our Emergency Department Campaign.

“I am excited to be a part of a thriving foundation board that was given a tremendous challenge which they were able to meet with the help of its many valued donors. I, too, look forward to helping to make a difference in the lives of thousands of patients who will walk through the hospital’s emergency department doors, which are actually the ‘front’ doors of our amazing community hospital,” Perry said.

Board of Directors are eligible to serve three (3-year) consecutive terms and are recommended by the foundation’s nominating committee annually.

“In addition to being a savvy and driven business woman, Debbie is a compassionate, giving and energetic individual. The moment the board members met her, we knew we would be lucky to have her,” said Patricia Gaughan DiPalma, WMH Foundation executive director. “Debbie’s experience with another not-for-profit foundation, in addition to her contagious enthusiasm to help those in need, is a huge asset to the foundation … She has already contributed to the foundation with her creativity, contacts and insight. She is continually thinking of new ways she can help. We are absolutely thrilled to have Debbie join our board of directors.”

Perry and her husband, Mark, share four children and eight grandchildren, ranging from one to 24 years old. Having earned an associate’s degree from Jamestown Community College, Perry currently works as an independent marketing executive for a wellness company.

For more information about the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation, call DiPalma at 793-2338, email patricia.dipalma@ahn.org or visit www.westfieldhospitalfoundation.org.

The Westfield Memorial Hospital Emergency Department provides care to 8,000 patients every year. In addition to emergency care, the hospital provides an array of services, including ambulatory and short stay surgery, outpatient diagnostic services, imaging, women’s diagnostic services with digital mammography, laboratory, diabetes education, nuclear stress testing, wound and infusion clinics, inpatient care, laser eye surgery, a sleep lab, and a specialty services suite that includes general surgery, orthopedics, cardiology and diversified hearing services. The hospital also provides primary care services inside the hospital and at Chautauqua Institution.