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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Keystone Healthcare Management named Dina Gigliotti lead physician assistant, John Bielienski Jr. education coordinator for Keystone’s Northern Region and Joe Besl senior physician assistant. Gigliotti has worked at Niagara Falls Memorial Center since 2006. She graduated from Fredonia State College and earned a master’s degree at Daemen College. Bielienski, who formerly served as lead physician at Memorial, attended Erie Community College and the University at Buffalo before entering physician’s assistant school at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He earned his master’s degree from A.T. Still University and has practiced emergency and hospitalist medicine for the past 15 years. Besl completed his undergraduate studies at UB and his bachelor’s degree from Daemen College. He has worked at Memorial since 2005.

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The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York appointed Edwin Negron to its board of directors. Negron is the vice president and district lending manager at RBS Citizens Bank.

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The Greater Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross appointed Kelly E. Marks to its board of directors. Marks is an associate with Phillips Lytle.

Company Connections

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital’s Center for Diabetes Education was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Diabetes Center for Education, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston, offers diabetes education classes in the daytime and evening, as well as individual instruction.

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K. Knab Graphics is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a graphic design and printing distributing firm. K. Knab Graphics is located at 251 Davis Road, East Aurora. The agency is owned by Kevin Knab.

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Lancaster Chiropractic will celebrate its grand reopening open house Oct. 23. The practice recently relocated to a larger, more modern office at 5532 Broadway.

Contributing

The Sisters of Mercy Many Faces of Mercy Giving Circle celebrated its 10th anniversary of awarding grants to nonprofit agencies that serve women and young girls by distributing nine grants totaling $22,750 during a ceremony at Mercy Center, Buffalo. The grants were: $3,500 for FLARE-TRY Teaching and Restoring Youth; $1,650 for Women Infants and Children Program of Catholic Charities; $4,000, for Journey’s End Refugee Services; $4,000, for Girl Scouts of Western New York; $1,080 for Neighborhood Legal Services; $3,770 for Gerard Place Homeless Shelter; $2,500 for Camp Good Days & Special Times; $1,250 for Harvest House of South Buffalo, and $1,000 for First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo.

Patents

Title: Wound treatment apparatus

No.: 8,540,687

Inventors: Bessette, Russell W. (Buffalo); Henley, Alan Wayne (Summerville, S.C.); Moses, Leigh Marie (Summerville, S.C.); Sanderson, Ronald Leslie (Charleston, S.C.); Howard, John (Charleston, S.C.); Price, James H. (Mount Pleasant, S.C.),

Assignee: KCI Licensing (San Antonio)

Date issued: Sept. 24, 2013