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Christmas comes early at Memorial Medical Center: West Herr Auto Group donates CARExpress van

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Mon, Dec 4th 2017 05:10 pm
Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo, center, is presented the keys to a 2017 Dodge Caravan CARExpress van by West Herr Automotive Group President and CEO Scott Bieler. Looking on, from left, are CARExpress volunteers Rick Berggren and Marge Neal and, at right, Cave of the Winds Corp. Chairman and longtime CARExpress supporter James V. Glynn.
Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo, center, is presented the keys to a 2017 Dodge Caravan CARExpress van by West Herr Automotive Group President and CEO Scott Bieler. Looking on, from left, are CARExpress volunteers Rick Berggren and Marge Neal and, at right, Cave of the Winds Corp. Chairman and longtime CARExpress supporter James V. Glynn.
A donation by a prominent Western York auto dealer is brightening the holiday season for a popular patient transportation program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
On Monday, the West Herr Automotive Group presented Memorial with a 2017 Dodge Caravan. The seven-passenger vehicle will become an important part of Memorial's CARExpress service, which transports patients to and from medical appointments at Memorial and many of its outpatient sites.
"Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is a vital component to the region, and West Herr is proud to support their efforts with a van donation," West Herr Automotive President and CEO Scott Bieler said. "The CARExpress team, including the volunteer drivers, deserve praise for their continued service to the community, and we are grateful to play a small part in those efforts."
CARExpress vans provide a vital service to the community by helping ambulatory patients access care. The service is available weekdays and is staffed by specially trained volunteer drivers and assistants.
"This very generous gift will ensure that patients who lack basic transportation will have access to the care they need," Memorial President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo said. "Many of those served by CARExpress are elderly, disabled, or both, and most have limited means. This new van will be a godsend to them."
On hand for the presentation was James V. Glynn, chairman of the Maid of the Mist Corp., and a longtime generous supporter of the CARExpress program.
"The CARExpress has been blessed with wonderful sponsors through the years," Memorial Volunteer Services Director Judy Villani said. "We are grateful for them and for West Herr, which is well known across Western New York for its support of worthwhile organizations and charitable activities."
To learn more about CARExpress, call 716-278-4410 or visit NFMMC.org.

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