The Dog Days of Summer at Catholic Health are back! Join us in taking a moment to chill out and enjoy these amazing photos of our associates and their pets.
Paws for Our Associates
Katherine Bailey is enjoying a beautiful sunset with her pal, Hero. Hero is an Australian Cattle Dog and 2 years young.
Katherine has worked 20 years caring for patients at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital as a Registered Nurse. Mount St. Mary’s is part of Catholic Health’s hospital system.
Emily R. is saddled up with her pal, Trigger. Trigger is a horse of course, and more specifically a 12-year-old Thoroughbred.
Emily has worked at Catholic Health for 2 years. She works supporting the organization as a Staff Scheduling Coordinator at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo in the Cardiac Department.
Dr. Donald L. is pictured giving his best friend, Bentley a stylish COVID cut. Bentley is a 8-year-old, Yorkshire Terrier-Poodle.
Dr. Donald has been helping patients in Niagara County for 31 years as a General Surgeon at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital. Whether as a skilled surgeon or a grooming master, we’re glad to see him wearing a mask.
Tracy Novoa is proudly displaying her blue ribbon with award-winner, Dani. Dani is a 16-month-old, German Shorthaired Pointer. This adorable pup shares the title of cutest canine with her other siblings Kindle, Leia, Sidney and Boondock.
Tracy has worked at Catholic Health for 18 years. She currently supports our healthcare system as a Productivity Systems Analyst in our Finance department at the ARTC.
Wendy Cushing is propping up her pal, Witten. Witten is a 2-year-old, American Foxhound.
Wendy has been part of Catholic Health for 10 years. She is part of our respiratory therapy team, which has become so increasingly important in the battle against COVID-19. Wendy helps patients at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo as a Respiratory Therapist.
Olivia H. is pictured taking a drive with her pup, Ollie. Ollie is a Wire Haired Terrier mix and will be celebrating his second birthday soon.
Olivia joined our Catholic Health team 4 years ago. She provides care for some of our tiniest patients and their families as a Registered Nurse in our NICU.
Emily Thuman is taking a drive with her pal, Wheezy. Wheezy is an adventurous, 11-year-old Cocker Spaniel.
Emily has been part of our Catholic Health family for 13 years. She cares for our most critically ill patients as an ICU Nurse at Sisters of Charity Hospital.
Sara DiTursi is pictured holding her cuddly bunny, Cinnamon. Cinnamon is a 3-year-old Lionhead rabbit.
Sara joined our Catholic Health team a year and a half ago. She supports patient treatment as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Krista Nati is pictured here with thousands of her favorite honey bees. These wonderful winged insects are at most 6 weeks old, since that’s generally their lifespan.
Along with being our resident bee keeper, Krista works as the Creative Services Administrator in our Marketing department at the ARTC. She has worked at Catholic Health for 13 years.
Deanna Messinger is enjoying the great outdoors with her family, including their dogs Fergus and Oakley. These two Australian Shepherd mixes recently enjoyed a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine. Fergus is 11 years old and little Oakley is that baby of the family at 7 months old.
Deanna has worked at Catholic Health for 5 years. She supports our community and oversees charitable giving at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo as the Executive Director of Mercy Hospital Foundation.
Diane Aquila is cuddled up some of her favorite pals, Dorothy, Blanche, Opus, Mumble and Miles. Dorothy and Blanche are both 1-year-old, Lionhead rabbits. Opus and Mumble are also a year old and both Flemish Giant rabbits. Miles is a year old, Dutch rabbit.
Diane has worked at Catholic Health for a year and 10 months. She helps patients as a Substance Abuse Counselor at for the STAR program at the St. Vincent Health Center.
Angela Amrhein is relaxing with her beautiful pup, Maddie. Maddie is a 7-year-old, Corgi.
Angela has worked at Catholic Health for 7 years. She currently supports patient care at Father Baker Manor, as a Unit Secretary.
Donna McGuire is cruising with her Bichon Poodle, Brad. Brad is 4 years old and loves to explore the open road with his best friend.
Donna has worked with Catholic Health organizations for 34 years. She works supporting the organization as an Application Analyst.