December 16, 2010 - Physicians at Kenmore Mercy Hospital have chosen two individuals to receive the hospital’s Annual Medical Staff Award, recognizing outstanding associates for their service to patients and staff.
December 15, 2010 - Catholic Health has received official notice from the New York State Department of Health that Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus has received “permanent life status” with regards to its operating certificate.
December 10, 2010 - Joseph Falcone, MD, chairman of Orthopedics at Sisters of Charity Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, is the first and only physician in the Buffalo area currently performing the FDA-approved hip resurfacing procedure.
December 7, 2010 - Catholic Health’s Emergency Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, a new 46,000 square-foot hospital addition housing the largest and most advanced treatment center in the region, recently received accolades for its construction and design.
December 2, 2010 - The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation and Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary are hosting “Deck the Halls,” a wreath decorating contest featuring wreaths designed by the hospital’s employees and volunteers.
November 22, 2010 - The true spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday is alive and well at St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga, as associates and staff gather in the Main Lobby on Tuesday, November 23 at Noon to bless and distribute Thanksgiving food baskets that have been prepared to help needy families throughout the local community.
November 12, 2010 - For the fifth consecutive year (2007 - 2011), Kenmore Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, has achieved a five-star rating for joint replacement, total knee replacement, and total hip replacement by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company.
October 29, 2010 - This year, the Past Medical Staff Presidents are honoring Peter U. Bergmann, President & CEO of Sisters Hospital and Dr. Brian D’Arcy, Catholic Health Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, as Men of the year.
October 27, 2010 - Catholic Health Living Independently For Elders (LIFE), a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, is celebrating its first anniversary with a community Open House & Senior Services Fair on Saturday, November 20.
October 18, 2010 - Featuring a private concert by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Clara Quartet and set at the historic Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, the Mercy Hospital Foundation will hold its Autumnal on Friday, October 22, 2010.
September 24, 2010 - According to the latest quality report released by CMS, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo ranked first among local hospitals for Core Measures Performance in three out of four major diagnostic categories.
September 13, 2010 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York has designated Kenmore Mercy Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.
September 1, 2010 - Orthopedic surgeon Joseph P. Falcone, MD, chairman of Orthopedics at Sisters of Charity Hospital, is the first Catholic Health physician to offer hip replacement patients the new Mobile Bearing Hip™ technology.
August 24, 2010 - The Partners In Rehab Medical Rehabilitation Unit (MRU) at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has been recognized as one of the top inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States.
August 20, 2010 - In a major move to address a growing heart disease problem in Niagara County, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center will collaborate with Catholic Health’s Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo to invest $7.9 million and construct a cardiac catheterization laboratory on the campus of the Lewiston hospital.
August 4, 2010 - The Mercy Ambulatory Care Center (MACC) in Orchard Park was recently awarded three-year accreditations in computed tomography (CT) and mammography by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
August 3, 2010 - Each year, Kenmore Mercy Hospital chooses one individual to receive the Doctor of Distinction Award. For 2010, that is David, G. Vogt, MD, an anesthesiologist in the Surgery Department since September of 2004.
August 2, 2010 - The Mercy Nursing Facility at the OLV Senior Neighborhood in Lackawanna received a “deficiency-free” survey from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
July 30, 2010 - A Catholic Health business associate that provides billing services for physicians notified personnel at Catholic Health that “documents placed in the garbage at their facility may have blown away.”
June 21, 2010 - A miniature pump, so small that it can be inserted through an artery and placed inside the heart within a few minutes, offers new hope to critically ill heart attack and heart failure patients.
July 21, 2010 - With the completion of the new Mercy Hospital Emergency Center in May, construction crews began Phase II of the ER Construction Project that will create a new hospital main entrance and modernized hospital lobby.
June 21, 2010 - The Meditation Garden, planned for the Emergency Center’s inner courtyard, will feature the original statue of Our Lady of Victory that graced the front of Mercy Hospital for over 80 years.
May 14, 2010 - Mercy Hospital’s new Emergency Center began caring for patients on May 11, 2010 following a special Dedication Ceremony on Friday, May 7 and a Community Open House held on Saturday, May 8.
April 27, 2010 - A series of free women’s health events, entitled “Small Steps. Healthier Lives,” will take place at select Curves fitness centers and Catholic Health locations throughout Western New York.
March 26, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital has created a Guardian Angel volunteer program with specially trained volunteers who can provide comfort and companionship to patients in their final hours of life.
March 15, 2010 - Mercy Hospital has been named a finalist in the 2010 “Best Places to Work” in Western New York awards in the jumbo category (1,000 employees or more), according to Buffalo’s Business First newspaper.
March 15, 2010 - The American College of Radiology (ACR) has awarded the MRI Department at Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Williamsville Diagnostic Center with a three-year accreditation for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
March 8, 2010 - Ken-Ton FamilyCare, a division of Kenmore Mercy Hospital, welcomes several new primary care physicians to its staff, rounding out its team of healthcare professionals that can treat every member of the family at all stages of life.
March 5, 2010 - Women across the country are benefiting from advanced minimally invasive gynecological surgery made possible through the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Locally, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo is the only hospital offering this surgical option for women.
March 2, 2010 - Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus is hosting a Drive-through Community Pharmaceutical Drop-Off program for unused household medications on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
March 1, 2010 - Catholic Health will be sponsoring a free women’s health education program, “Common Cancers in Women” on March 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamsville Diagnostic Center located at 400 International Drive, Williamsville.
February 25, 2010 - SleepCare, the sleep center at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga, has received re-accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for its commitment to provide high quality patient care and testing services for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep related disorders.
February 22, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital has teamed up with the Cancer Services Program of Erie County to offer a free “Breast Cancer Screening” for women without health insurance on Saturday, March 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 15, 2010 - As many as one in eight Americans suffer from back pain at some time in their lives, but for many, getting to the source of the pain can be an equally painful process. Kenmore Mercy Hospital is helping these individuals with the use of a new enhanced x-ray procedure called a discogram.
February 10, 2010 - Father Baker Manor, a subacute and long term care facility of Catholic Health located in Orchard Park, received a “deficiency-free” survey from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
January 27, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is helping to make a difference in a young Bolivian woman’s life by donating much needed plastic surgery to repair a severely scarred and contracted neck injury.
January 25, 2010 - For the third consecutive year, Catholic Health, Buffalo, NY, has been named to the nation’s list of the most integrated healthcare networks, the “2010 SDI IHN (Integrated Health Network) 100”. Published on January 25, 2010, in “Modern Healthcare,” the ranking recognizes the 100 most integrated networks out of 570 health systems, graded annually on operations, quality, scope of services and efficiency.
January 22, 2010 - Do something healthy for your heart during Heart Month by attending the Catholic Health Heart Fair on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mercy Hospital located at 565 Abbott Road in Buffalo.
January 12, 2010 - During American Heart Month, Catholic Health’s HealthConnection is sponsoring a free program, “Putting Heart into Your Health,” to educate women in the community about heart disease and how to recognize the signs and symptoms.