December 23, 2009 - For the second consecutive reporting period, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has awarded the Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo with a “three-star” national rating for its heart surgery program.
December 22, 2009 - The Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) program at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, home of the Catholic Health Heart Center, has been named a “Program of Excellence” by Independent Health.
December 11, 2009 - Joint replacement at Kenmore Mercy Hospital has been ranked in the top 10% in the nation for the fourth consecutive year in a new study released recently by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization.
December 7, 2009 - As a result of its recent agreement to purchase nearly 6 million Kwh of wind generated energy, Catholic Health has been named a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership.
December 1, 2009 - All Catholic Health hospitals, including Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, and Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus, have earned accreditation by The Joint Commission following unannounced site surveys held throughout the year.
December 1, 2009 - Physicians at Kenmore Mercy Hospital have chosen two associates to receive the hospital’s Annual Medical Staff Award, which recognizes outstanding associates for their meritorious service to patients and staff.
November 30, 2009 - A Niagara Falls woman recently underwent Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS™) to remove her gallbladder through her bellybutton, making her the first at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
November 16, 2009 - These days, it is becoming more and more inconvenient to be a smoker. Sisters Hospital’s Main Street campus is already smoke free, with the St. Joseph Campus well on its way to joining a growing number of hospitals and businesses that are prohibiting smoking on their property.
November 11, 2009 - Featuring a private concert by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) Music Director JoAnn Falletta and set at the historic Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, the Mercy Hospital Foundation’s Autumnal will be held this Friday, November 13, 2009.
November 9, 2009 - Distinguishing itself as a leader in Echocardiography Services, Kenmore Mercy Hospital has received national re-accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). The three-year accreditation recognizes Kenmore Mercy’s “Echo Lab” for providing superior quality testing services.
October 27, 2009 - Mercy is now offering robotic-assisted and minimally invasive coronary artery bypass and valve replacement surgery using the most state-of-the-art techniques and equipment available.
October 14, 2009 -The Breast Cancer Program at Sisters of Charity Hospital under the direction of Ronald Bauer, MD, was the first in Western New York to perform partial breast radiation following lumpectomy using a new “balloon” device that delivers exact amounts of radiation to the cancer site sparing healthy breast and surrounding tissue.
October 16, 2009 - According to New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) reports issued in July 2009, the Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo had the lowest mortality rate among all hospitals in the Western New York (WNY) region, and among the lowest in New York State, for angioplasty.
October 8, 2009 - McAuley Residence, a long term care facility of Catholic Health, received a “deficiency-free” survey from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
October 8, 2009 - St. Elizabeth’s of Lancaster, a 117-bed assisted living facility of Catholic Health, will mark its Golden Jubilee on Friday, October 9, beginning at 1 p.m. with a special mass and blessing celebrated by Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, D.D., Bishop of Buffalo.
October 6, 2009 - Living Independently For Elders, opening in November at the OLV Senior Neighborhood, is a state and federally funded PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) program, which allows area seniors to live independently while receiving needed services at home and in a community-based health setting.
September 29, 2009 - Catholic Health, in conjunction with the Diocese of Buffalo, is offering flu vaccines at area parishes throughout Western New York. Participants need not be members of the parish to receive a flu vaccine, however, appointments are required.
September 24, 2009 - During its recent Community Pharmaceutical Drop-Off, Kenmore Mercy Hospital successfully collected and disposed of nearly 600 pounds of medications, with a street value of $40,000, making it the most successful area program thus far.
September 23, 2009 - Peter U. Bergmann, President and CEO for Sisters of Charity Hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare in its list of rising young healthcare leaders in the magazine’s annual “Up & Comers” recognition program.
September 2, 2009 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, in conjunction with Catholic Health Go Green and Erie County, is hosting a Community Pharmaceutical Drop-Off program for unused household medications on Saturday, September 19.
August 31, 2009 - To help detect vascular disease and alert the public to this serious health risk, Sisters Hospital and the Vascular & Endovascular Center of WNY are sponsoring a free “Vascular Screening” on Saturday, September 19.
August 20, 2009 - Catholic Health is teaming up with Niagara University’s Department of Nursing to offer a unique “RN to BSN” degree pathway for its registered nurses who want to advance their careers.
August 20, 2009 - The Imaging Department at St. Joseph Campus will be unveiling a new state-of-the-art CT Scanner to improve x-ray capabilities at the Cheektowaga location of Sisters of Charity Hospital.
August 7, 2009 - A blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony were held on August 5 at the Mercy Hospital Family Birthplace to celebrate the opening of all-private patient rooms including four new Celebration Suites, and a new family waiting area.
July 28, 2008 - Sisters of Charity Hospital has received the 2009/2010 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ from HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization, as part of a study the company released.
July 27, 2009 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is proud to announce the recertification of its Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
July 24, 2009 - During a recent recognition ceremony, Kenmore Mercy Hospital paid tribute to its more than 300 dedicated volunteers, including the following individuals whose outstanding efforts were awarded.
July 16, 2009 - To confront a growing community health issue, Catholic Health is announcing the opening of three Advanced Wound Healing Centers later this year and the appointment of Lee C. Ruotsi, MD, FACCWS, UHM, as Medical Director of the program.
July 6, 2009 - Joseph P. Falcone, a Catholic Health Orthopedic Surgeon and Chairman of Orthopedics at Sisters of Charity Hospital, is the first physician in Western New York to perform the "custom fit" knee replacement procedure.
June 30, 2009 - With the recent surge of reported cases of people diagnosed with the H1N1 (swine flu) virus in Western New York, Catholic Health is tightening its restrictions on the age of visitors at its hospitals and nursing homes.
June 17, 2009 - If you are interested in volunteering your services as a Eucharistic Minister at Sisters Hospital, Main Street Campus, please call Lynn Overbeck, CAVS, the Director of Volunteer Services at 862-1106.
June 15, 2009 - Dr. Ramesh Luther, a Gastroenterologist with Catholic Health and Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, is the first physician in Western New York to use the new SpyGlass Direct Visualization Laser Guide System to remove a gallstone from a patients’ bile duct.
June 15, 2009 - The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has awarded the Mercy Hospital heart surgery program a “three-star” national quality rating, the highest category of quality achieved under the STS quality rating system.
June 3, 2009 - Catholic Health Home Care has named Brian Przybysz, Vice President of Operations. Przybysz joined Catholic Health in 2000 and served as Director of Finance for its Home Care division since 2005.
May 8, 2009 - Babies born prematurely or with special needs, along with their families, will reunite with the doctors and nurses who cared for them in the Sisters Hospital Special Care Nursery on May 16, 2009.
April 22, 2009 - Little artists from the Little Angels Day Care Center will be displaying their latest masterpieces in the lobby of Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus on Friday, April 24, 2009.
March 30, 2009 - One week after undergoing extensive surgery at Kenmore Mercy Hospital to remove a bone cyst in her right leg that prevented her from walking, 14-year-old Makara Tuan is making an amazing recovery.
March 27, 2009 - St. Joseph Hospital and Meals on Wheels are teaming up to lift the spirits of elderly residents and shut-ins by delivering specially prepared gift bags just in time for the 2009 Easter holiday.
March 24, 2009 - Mercy Hospital’s Family Birthplace recently opened a new family waiting area which is the first phase of a $1.8 million renovation project that will convert all patient rooms in the maternity unit to 26 new private rooms.
March 23, 2009 - Catholic Health is celebrating the legacy of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph as they transfer their sponsorship of St. Joseph Hospital to the Daughters of Charity, Sisters of Mercy and the Diocese of Buffalo as co-sponsors of the new Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus.
March 23, 2009 - As St. Joseph Hospital prepares to become Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus on April 1, 2009, construction crews will begin installing a new illuminated sign on the front of the building.
March 6, 2009 - Expanding access to care and calling attention to the plight of the uninsured in Buffalo and Western New York is the focus of Catholic Health’s participation in the national observance of Cover the Uninsured Week, March 23–27.
March 6, 2009 - Many people over age 50 who have leg pain while walking often chalk it up to aging, unaware they may have a potentially life-threatening, yet treatable condition called Peripheral Vascular Disease or PVD.
March 6, 2009 - As the April 1 transition date for St. Joseph Hospital becoming Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus moves closer, Sisters Hospital has announced its administrative team to lead the new two-campus hospital.
February 25, 2009 - On Monday, February 23, 2009, Drs. Paul and Joseph Anain, both Vascular surgeons with Sisters Hospital and Catholic Health, were the first surgeons in New York State to implant the “Endurant Stent Graft” in a patient suffering from an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
February 18, 2009 - Physicians from several area hospitals traded in their stethoscopes for aprons as they teamed up for “Doctor Andy’s Day for Kids” on February 22 at the Buffalo Brewpub in Williamsville.
February 6, 2009 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s interventional radiologists are now equipped to treat the area’s most critical and complex cases with the opening of a new Interventional Radiology Suite, the most advanced of its kind in the Ken-Ton area.
January 29, 2009 - Responding to the growing desire of patients to find health services in locations close to where they live and work, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a Catholic Health hospital, will open the doors to its newest outpatient facility, the Williamsville Diagnostic Center, on Wednesday, February 4 at 5:30 p.m.
January 23, 2009 - In response to patient surveys, the health system recently added extra channels to its television lineup, allowing patients at Kenmore Mercy, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity and St. Joseph hospitals to view Sabres games from their hospital rooms.
January 23, 2009 - Do something healthy for your heart this Valentine’s Day by attending the Catholic Health Heart Fair on Saturday, February 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at St. Joseph Hospital, located at 2605 Harlem Road in Cheektowaga.
January 13, 2009 - As part of a national feasibility study, Kenmore Mercy and Dr. Andrew Cappuccino, Orthopedic surgeon, recently treated the first East Coast patients with the DASCOR® Disc Arthoplasty System.