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The Wound Center of Niagara appointed Dr. Michael J. Mitchell medical director and Aaron Wilson program director. Mitchell, a general, vascular and laparoscopic surgeon, is a graduate of Canisius College and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his surgical training at UB and is a clinical associate professor at the UB School of Medicine. Wilson is a Brockport State College graduate and spent five years working in orthopedics and wound care at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown before returning to school to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Binghamton University

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Community Charter School named Michael Tenebruso assistant principal. Tenebruso was an education consultant at Apex Learning in Seattle after serving as principal of Canal View Elementary in Spencerport, elementary principal of Sheldon Elementary in Attica, and assistant principal of Attica Central School District. He received his master’s in education from Brockport State College.

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Allstate Insurance agent Kimberly Heary in East Aurora received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for her commitment to volunteering in the community. With this award came a $1,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation for the Springville Center for the Arts, for which Heary volunteers.

Company Connections

The Gates Vascular Institute/Buffalo General Medical Center received the Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that the GVI/BGMC have reached an exceptional goal of treating heart failure patients according to the guidelines of care recommended by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology.

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Tompkins Insurance Agencies was ranked as the 93rd largest U.S. insurance broker by Business Insurance magazine. Tompkins Insurance operates 15 offices in Western New York, six offices in Central New York and four offices in southeast Pennsylvania. A part of Tompkins Financial Corporation, the agency is affiliated with the Bank of Castile, Tompkins Trust Company, VIST Bank and Tompkins Financial Advisors.

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The McGuire Group’s Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg was ranked No. 1 out of more than 600 nursing homes in New York State according to the most recent New York State Nursing Home Quality Pool Benchmarking Results.

Contributing

Dunkin’ Donuts has started the “Cups for Roswell” program and the donation of up to 372,000 cups of coffee to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in an effort to generate $175,000 for the cancer center this holiday season. The first 1,000 Western New York residents to make a $175 donation to RPCI will receive a 12 pack of coupon books for “coffee for a year” as a thank you from Dunkin’ Donuts and its Buffalo-area franchisees.

Patents

Title: Polymer processing simplification

No.: 8,552,128

Inventors: Samuels, George J. (Williamsville); Shafer, Gregory J. (Newark, Del.); Pham, Hang T. (Amherst)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: Oct. 8, 2013