2008 News Articles & Releases

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Grzybowski Fund Benefits Mercy Stroke Unit
December 30, 2008 - The Grzybowski family recently presented a $700 donation to Daniel McCormack, Executive Director of the Mercy Hospital Foundation, in memory of Charleen Grzybowski, a devoted wife and mother.
Millard Named President and CEO of Kenmore Mercy
December 22, 2008 - Catholic Health has announced that James Millard, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga, will become President and CEO of Kenmore Mercy Hospital on January 5, 2009.
Kenmore Mercy Medical Staff Honors Two Associates
December 11, 2008 - Physicians at Kenmore Mercy Hospital have chosen two associates to receive the hospital’s Annual Medical Staff Award recognizing outstanding associates for their meritorious service to patients and staff.
Kienzle Named VP of Mission for Mercy Hospital
December 3, 2008 - Mary E. Kienzle, MSW, LCSW, NYSCSSW, was recently named the Vice President of Mission Integration at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
Carolers Spread Joy to Kenmore Mercy Patients
November 28, 2008 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is spreading holiday cheer to patients and associates with the help of "The Lord’s Talents" from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eggertsville, NY.
Mercy Dedicates New Medical Library
November 21, 2008 - Several honorary medical staff members, physicians, and associates recently gathered for a Blessing and Re-dedication Ceremony for the new John J. O'Brien, M.D. Health Sciences Library at Mercy Hospital.
Catholic Health Names Bergmann to Dual Sisters/St. Joseph Role
November 18, 2008 - Catholic Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter U. Bergmann, FACHE, President and CEO of Sisters of Charity Hospital, to the dual post of President and CEO of both Sisters Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital, effective January 1, 2009.
Sisters Hospital "Clears the Air" During Great American Smokeout
November 17, 2008 - Sisters of Charity Hospital and several local property managers took an important step in the fight against heart and lung disease by announcing plans to make their properties smoke-free.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital to Improve Accessibility with New Outpatient Entrance
November 3, 2008 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital has started construction on a new Outpatient Entrance located behind the hospital.
Area Restaurants "Dine Out" for OLV
November 3, 2008 - Three Southtowns area restaurants are joining together for a special fundraising event, “Dining out for OLV Senior Neighborhood,” on Tuesday, November 18 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Breaks Ground on New ED
October 30, 2008 - With a vision to create the region’s most state-of-art emergency facility, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has broken ground on a $32 million construction project that will result in a 46,000 square-foot addition to the front of the hospital.
St. Francis of Williamsville Hosts Community Wellness Fair and Open House
October 30, 2008 - St. Francis of Williamsville, a Residential Health & Subacute Care Facility of Catholic Health, located at 147 Reist St. in Williamsville, will be hosting a Community Open House & Wellness Fair on Thursday, November 13, 2008.
Catholic Health Receives Wendt Foundation Grants
October 24, 2008 - The Mercy Hospital Foundation’s Emergency Room (ER) Campaign and the OLV Senior Neighborhood recently received grants of $500,000 and $125,000 respectively from The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation in support of their projects to improve emergency care services at Mercy Hospital and to complete the “Main Street” phase of OLV’s Senior Neighborhood.
Catholic Health Dedicates Father Baker Gaslight Park
October 16, 2008 - On Thursday, October 16, Catholic Health’s Continuing Care Division remembered Father Baker and honored Dr. Cotroneo with the dedication of the new Father Baker Gaslight Park and the Cotroneo Café at the OLV Senior Neighborhood on Melroy at Ridge Road in Lackawanna.
Dawn Cwierley Named PR Manager for Kenmore Mercy Hospital
October 15, 2008 - Dawn M. Cwierley has been named Public Relations Manager for Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Kenmore Mercy Rated Best in Buffalo in Joint Replacement
October 14, 2008 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital announced today that it has been recognized as the best rated hospital in the Buffalo area and among the top ten percent of hospitals in the nation for joint replacement for the third year in a row (2007 - 2009) by HealthGrades.
Catholic Health Receives $10.2M in HEAL NY Grants
September 30, 2008 - Governor David Paterson has announced that Catholic Health will receive grants totaling $10.2 million under the State’s Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers (HEAL NY).
Young Peruvian Woman Receives Donated Surgery at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
September 26, 2008 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is helping to make a difference in a young Peruvian woman’s life by donating a much needed skin graft surgery that would be unattainable in her homeland.
Dr. Galang Named Chief Information Officer
September 22, 2008 - Catholic Health has selected a physician to lead the healthcare organization’s Information Technology (IT) department. Michael F. Galang, D.O., a family practice physician has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) and will assume his new responsibilities effective November 1, 2008.
Dr. Wagle to Become First WNY Physician to Lead American Urological Assoc.
September 22, 2008 - Datta G. Wagle, M.D., of Williamsville, N.Y., has been elected as President-elect of the American Urological Association (AUA) at the Northeastern Section of AUA’s annual conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Robot Used in Minimally Invasive Surgery Visits Galleria
September 22, 2008 - Western New Yorkers who were visiting the Walden Galleria Mall on September 19th had a chance to meet the daVinci™ robot used in minimally invasive surgery at Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
Catholic Health Offers Flu Vaccines at Local Parishes
September 19, 2008 - The winter influenza (flu) season will soon be here and Catholic Health, in conjunction with the Diocese of Buffalo, is once again offering flu vaccines at area parishes throughout Western New York.
Catholic Health Hosts Judging for Alzheimer's Association "Memories in the Making"
September 18, 2008 - On September 18 at St. Francis of Williamsville, judging took place for the “Memories in the Making” Art Reception and Auction sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY.
Endovascular Thoracic Aneurysm Surgery Performed at MHOB
August 29, 2008 - The first endovascular thoracic aneurysm surgery in the Catholic Health System (CHS) was recently performed at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo by John Bell-Thomson, M.D., Chairman of Mercy’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Department and Paul Anain, M.D., a Vascular Surgeon at Sisters of Charity Hospital, who assisted in the surgery.
Wedding Bells Ring at Mercy Hospital
August 15, 2008 - When Carl Duerr of East Although Carl Duerr of East Aurora was hospitalized four days before his daughter’s wedding, he was able to walk her down the aisle.
Mercy Passes Important Step in Approval of ED
August 8, 2008 - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has moved an important step closer to breaking ground on a new state-of-the-art Emergency Department with yesterday’s approval by the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council in Albany.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Opens Newly Expanded ICU
July 25, 2008 - Responding to the growing need for Intensive Care Services, Kenmore Mercy unveiled its newly expanded Intensive Care Unit (ICU) during a Blessing Ceremony and Open House on July 30.
Sisters of Charity Hospital First in WNY to Perform HALO Procedure
July 8, 2008 - Dr. Daniel S. Camara and Dr. Stanley J. Pietrak, both Gastroenterologists at Sisters Hospital, are the first in Western New York to offer the HALO System treatment to patients with Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition caused by chronic acid reflux disease or GERD.