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West Herr donates van to Memorial Medical Center

 NIAGARA FALLS – A donation by a Western New York auto dealer is brightening the holiday season for a popular patient transportation program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

The West Herr Automotive Group recently 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. The service runs Monday through Friday and is staffed by trained volunteer drivers and assistants.

“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,” said Scott Bieler, West Herr Automotive president and chief executive officer. “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.”

“This very generous gift will ensure that patients who lack basic transportation will have access to the care they need,” said Joseph A. Ruffolo, Memorial president and CEO. He was joined by James V. Glynn, chairman of Maid of the Mist Corp. and longtime CARExpress supporter. “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.”

To learn more about CARExpress, call 278-4410 or visit

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