The James “J.E.” O’Mara Cardiology Imaging Suite was dedicated at Bradford Regional Medical Center Wednesday.
The suite, the echo and stress lab area on the second floor, is named in memory of O’Mara, former board chairman of the Bradford Hospital Foundation and tireless advocate for rural healthcare, who passed away Feb. 5.
A fund in his name was established by his wife, Dr. Kimberly Young O’Mara, board members, family and friends, to support the mission of BRMC, Francie Ambuske, executive director of the Bradford Hospital Foundation, said.
Dr. Steven Herrmann spearheaded the naming and dedication and credits his decision to practice cardiology in Bradford to his good friend.
“Jim represented the best in Bradford’s warm personality,” Herrmann said. “His strongest legacy, in addition to his faith, was the Bradford hospital.”
Timothy J. Finan, president and chief executive officer of BRMC and Upper Allegheny Health System called O’Mara’s dedication to the hospital “immeasurable” and that his work on behalf of the foundation will never be forgotten
“In the pursuit of greater good, all would agree that Jim had an unwavering commitment to ‘do good,’” Finan said.
BRMC and Upper Allegheny says it continues to focus on top cardiac care, which remains a critical condition locally and nationally.
Over the years, as the cardiology program grew at BRMC, members of the Bromeley Family created a distinguished naming opportunity to honor and remember Jean Bromeley’s parents, Corliss R. and Mary S. Hostetler.
For more information or to donate to the James E. O’Mara Memorial Fund, contact the BRMC Foundation at 362-3200.