Guardsmen to support Schoellkopf Health Center
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has welcomed two guardsmen to Schoellkopf Health Center as part of the National Guard’s COVID-19 mission: Staff Sgt. Robert Badendyck, with Bravo Troop 2-101 CAV, U.S. Army; and Lt. Cpl. Wayne Bayle from 6 Comm, U.S. Marine Corps. They will be at the Health Center until April 1 – for approximately 40 hours a week – providing environmental services assistance and other support as needed, such as occasional weekend shifts to cover the front office and visitor screenings.
Badendyck, a native of North Tonawanda, has been an active member of the COVID-19 mission since March 2020, serving in New York City for five months and at the University at Buffalo’s mass-vaccination site in 2021.
Bayle is from Queens and was stationed at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. That site served as a 24-hour vaccination location, with the capacity to administer 10,000 shots a day.
A press release noted, “Memorial and Schoellkopf are thankful for their service, and look forward to having them with us.”