Jennie B. Richmond (JBR) Nursing Home in Springville has announced the appointment of Dr. Priscilla Dale as medical director for the facility as of Sept. 1.

Dr. Dale has been a volunteer medical director for JBR for several years. This continued, strengthened partnership brings Dr. Dale to a more active and formal role with JBR residents, staff and administration.

“Geriatrics has always been an important part of my practice,” explained Dr. Dale. “I look forward to focusing on the frail and elderly patients who need long-term care, as well as the temporarily impaired residents who need short-term rehabilitation.”

“With our growing short-term rehab program and the intensive medical needs of some of our long-term residents, we welcome the addition of Dr. Dale to our clinical team,” said Roger Soricelli, JBR administrator.

“Though Dr. Dale is retiring from her primary care practice, her important role in the local medical community will continue,” said Nils Gunnersen, CEO of Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. “We are fortunate that Dr. Dale will be a part of the BCH and JBR organization and are looking forward to her contributions to care at the Jennie B.”

Patients of Dr. Dale who are seeking a new primary care provider can call (716) 592-8140 to establish themselves as a patient of the BCH Primary Care Center.