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Kenmore Mercy Hospital Medical Staff Honors Two Associates
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.
State Approves Permanent Operating Status for St. Joseph Campus
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.
Sisters Hospital First and Only to Perform FDA-Approved Hip Resurfacing Surgery
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.
Catholic Health Sponsors Free Program on Rheumatoid Arthritis
December 7, 2010 - Catholic Health will host a free community health education program, “Learn More About Rheumatoid Arthritis,” on Thursday, December 9, 2010.
Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Center Wins Construction and Design Awards
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.
Kenmore Mercy Associates “Deck the Hall” for Wreath Auction
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Gets into the Holiday Spirit
November 30, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy is bringing holiday cheer to the hospital with its annual Sounds of the Season free concert series, featuring local performers.
St. Joseph Campus Associates Share a Thanksgiving Feast with Local Families
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.
Kenmore Mercy Physicians Receive Prestigious Award
November 22, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital physicians Michael Landi, MD, FACS, and Jeffrey Meilman, MD, FACS, were recently honored with the prestigious Sister Mary Mechtilde Memorial Award.
“5” is a Lucky Number for Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Knee & Hip Center in 2011
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.
Patrick P. Lee Foundation Presents Grant of $25,000 In Support of Mercy Hospital’s New Emergency Center
November 12, 2010 - Trustees of the Patrick P. Lee Foundation recently awarded the Mercy Hospital Foundation a grant of $25,000 to support the new Emergency Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
Drop-off Program at Mercy Ambulatory Care Center (MACC)
November 5, 2010 - Mercy Ambulatory Care Center (MACC) is hosting a Drive-through Community Pharmaceutical Drop-Off program for unused household medications on Saturday, November 13, 2010.
Drowsy Driving – What’s the Harm?
November 4, 2010 - A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety showed that drowsy driving is responsible for about one in eight deadly crashes.
Mercy Hospital Dedicates New Meditation Garden
October 29, 2010 - A blessing and dedication ceremony was held on October 29 for Mercy Hospital’s new Meditation Garden and Legacy Walkway.
Sisters Hospital Past Medical Staff Presidents Club Honors Two for Men of the Year Award
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.
Catholic Health Celebrates First Year of LIFE with Free Open House and Senior Services Fair
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.
Williamsville Primary Care Center Welcomes New Physician
October 26, 2010 - Catholic Health Primary Care Services and Kenmore Mercy Hospital are pleased to welcome Jennifer Teeter, DO, of Lake View, NY, to the Williamsville Primary Care Center.
Catholic Health Offers Free Community Education Program on Eating Healthy on a Budget
October 20, 2010 - Catholic Health will be sponsoring a free Community Education Program entitled, “Supermarket Savvy: Buying Healthy Foods on a Budget” on Tuesday, October 26.
Autumnal Event at Roycroft to Benefit Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
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.
Shoo the Flu, Before It Gets You!
October 7, 2010 - The winter influenza (flu) season is right around the corner and Kenmore Mercy Hospital is hosting a Flu Education & Vaccination Clinic on Friday, October 22.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Hosts Sleep Center Grand Opening
October 4, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s new SleepCare Center is now open, offering medically monitored sleep studies to help diagnose and treat a variety of sleep disorders.
Mercy Hospital Offers Free Health Screenings During Stroke Awareness Health Fair on October 16
September 30, 2010 - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, a New York State Designated Stroke Center, will hold a Stroke Awareness Health Fair on Saturday, October 16.
Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus is Looking for Volunteers
September 30, 2010 - If you have a few hours to spare and would like to spend your time helping others, St. Joseph Campus has several volunteer opportunities available.
Mercy Hospital Excels in National Quality Indicators
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.
Drop-off Program at Kenmore Mercy Hospital Provides Medication Disposal Alternative
September 20, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is hosting a drive-through Community Pharmaceutical Drop-Off program for unused household medications on Saturday, September 25.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Receives Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement Designation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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.
Catholic Health Home Care Names Clinical Services VP
September 10, 2010 - Catholic Health Home Care has named Estelle Brickner of Williamsville, vice president of Clinical Services.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Spices Up “Go Green” Efforts with Rooftop Herb Garden
September 1, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is spicing up its “Go Green” efforts this summer with the establishment of a rooftop garden.
Sisters Hospital First in Catholic Health to Implant Mobile Bearing Hip™ System
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.
Sisters Hospital Sponsors Free Vascular Screening
September 1, 2010 - To help detect vascular disease, Sisters Hospital and the Vascular & Endovascular Center of WNY are sponsoring a free Vascular Screening on September 25.
Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus Celebrating 50 Years of Service
August 31, 2010 - Sisters Hospital Foundation and Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus are commemorating 50 years of service to the Cheektowaga community on Wednesday, September 8.
Kenmore Mercy’s Medical Rehabilitation Unit Among Top in Nation
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.
Mount St. Mary’s and Catholic Health Announce Plans for Cardiac Catheterization Lab in Niagara County
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.
Celebrating 20 Years of Saving Lives
August 16, 2010 - Sisters Hospital, Congressman Brian Higgins and the American Cancer Society mark the 20th Anniversary of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
Catholic Health Sponsors Free Cancer Screening Program
August 12, 2010 - To help area residents detect cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages, Catholic Health is sponsoring a free cancer screening on Saturday, August 28.
Free Class at Williamsville Diagnostic Center Discusses Interventional Pain Practices and Procedures
August 6, 2010 - If you’re one of the more than 40 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain, plan on attending Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s free class on September 8.
State-of-the-Art CT Scanner Installed at West Seneca Diagnostic Center
August 5, 2010 - A blessing ceremony was recently held for a newly-installed spiral CT (computed tomography) scanner at the Mercy Diagnostic and Treatment Center in West Seneca.
MACC's CT and Mammography Imaging Services Earn National Accreditation
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).
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Awards 2010 Doctor of Distinction
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.
Catholic Health Nursing Homes Excel In New York State Department of Health Surveys
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).
Information Regarding Document Security Issues at Practice Management Center
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.”
Kenmore Mercy Recognizes Dedicated Volunteers
July 30, 2010 - During a recent recognition ceremony, Kenmore Mercy Hospital paid tribute to it’s more than 300 volunteers.
Kenmore Mercy Opens Primary Care Center in Williamsville
July 23, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, is expanding its primary care services into Amherst with the opening of the Williamsville Primary Care Center.
World’s Smallest Heart Pump Offers New Hope for Heart Patients
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.
Mercy Hospital Entrance to Be Built on Lorraine Avenue
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Imaging Department Receives Accreditation
June 24, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital was recently awarded a three-year accreditation for its computed tomography (CT) scanning by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Catholic Health Names VP for Physician and Mid-Level Recruitment
June 21, 2010 - Victor Ramirez of Williamsville, NY, has been named vice president of Physician and Midlevel Re¬cruitment for Catholic Health.
Mercy Hospital’s New Meditation Garden to Feature Statue Gifted to The Sisters of Mercy by Father Baker
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.
Sisters Hospital Ranks #1 in New York State for the 2nd Consecutive Year for Bariatric Surgery
June 8, 2010 - Sisters of Charity Hospital has been ranked #1 in New York State and among the top five percent in the nation for bariatric surgery for the second year in a row.
Catholic Health Hospitals Receive National Recognition for Value
June 2, 2010 - Sisters Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo have received the Community Value Index® (CVI) Five-Star hospital award.
The Future of Emergency Care Has Arrived at Mercy Hospital
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.
Sisters Hospital Offering Free Screenings for National Stroke Awareness Month
May 11, 2010 - To raise public awareness about the risk factors for stroke and when to seek medical attention, Sisters of Charity Hospital is hosting two free community health screenings.
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Participates in Series of Free Women’s Health Events
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.
The Future of Emergency Care Has Arrived at Mercy Hospital
April 9, 2010 - Western New Yorkers can experience the future of emergency care, with the opening of the new Emergency Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo on May 11.
Mercy Ambulatory Care Center Will Hold Free Breast Cancer Screening on April 17
April 8, 2010 - 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 April 17, 2010.
Kenmore Mercy’s Guardian Angel Volunteer Program Serves Families in Their Time of Need
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.
Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus Hosts a St. Joseph’s Day Table
March 16, 2010 - The Sisters Hospital Foundation, St. Joseph Fund is sponsoring a traditional St. Joseph’s Day Table for associates and visitors on March 19.
Mercy Hospital Named Finalist In Best Place to Work in WNY Awards
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.
Williamsville Diagnostic Center MRI Department Accredited by American College of Radiology
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).
Catholic Health Offers Free Health Screenings During “Cover the Uninsured Week” – March 15 - 19
March 12, 2010 - Through the week of March 15, 2010, Catholic Health will offer free health screenings and information on free or low-cost health insurance options.
Ken-Ton FamilyCare Center Welcomes New Physicians
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.
Advanced Robotic Technology Expands Minimally Invasive Surgical Options for Women
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.
Kenmore Mercy to Host Flu Education Clinic
March 3, 2010 - The community is invited to attend a free Flu Education Clinic at Kenmore Mercy Hospital (2950 Elmwood Avenue) on Thursday, March 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
St. Joseph Campus SleepCare Holds Sleep Apnea Seminar During National Sleep Awareness Week
March 2, 2010 - Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus is holding a free sleep apnea seminar during National Sleep Awareness Week on March 11, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Drop-off Program at St. Joseph Campus Provides Drug Disposal Alternative
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.
Catholic Health Sponsors Free Program on Common Cancers in Women at Williamsville Diagnostic Center
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.
"Doctor Andy’s Day for Kids” Supports Sisters Hospital’s Tiniest Patients, Remembers Physician with Big Heart
February 25, 2010 - Physicians from several area hospitals will trade in their stethoscopes for aprons as they team up for the 16th annual “Doctor Andy’s Day for Kids.”
SleepCare at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus Receives National Program Re-Accreditation
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.
Catholic Health Set to Open Advanced Wound Healing Center at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus
February 22, 2010 - On Wednesday, February 24, Catholic Health will open its first Advanced Wound Healing Center on the Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus.
Kenmore Mercy Hosts Free Breast Cancer Screening
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.
New Procedure Acts as “Road Map” to Diagnose Back Pain
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.
Father Baker Manor Receives Deficiency-free Health Department Survey
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).
Free Class at Williamsville Diagnostic Center Discusses Diverticular Disease
February 2, 2010 - Learn what you can do to prevent and control diverticular disease by attending our free program on March 10. Registration is required.
Sisters Hospital’s Massage Therapy Department is Expanding as They Celebrate Their 7th Anniversary
February 25, 2010 - Sisters Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, is expanding its Massage Therapy Department, which will now be open to the public six days a week.
Young Bolivian National to Receive Donated Surgery at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
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.
Catholic Health Named To Nationwide Top 100 Integrated Health Networks for Third Year
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.
Catholic Health Sponsors Heart Fair
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.
Two Physicians Receive Appointments to Kenmore Mercy’s Cancer Program
January 20, 2010 - Andrew Soh, MD, FACS and Won Yi, MD, have been named to three-year terms on the on the Cancer Program Committee at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus is Looking for Volunteers
January 19, 2010 - If you have a few hours to spare and would like to spend your time helping others, Sisters Hospital has several volunteer opportunities available.
Mercy Hospital Becomes First In Region to Offer Robotic-Assisted Mitral Valve Repair
January 19, 2010 - A robot has earned its spot on Mercy Hospital’s surgical team and is leading the way for breakthrough minimally invasive surgery in Western New York.
Robot Expands Minimally Invasive Surgery Options for Women
January 15, 2010 - Last October, Pam Littere of Buffalo became the first patient locally to undergo a robotic-assisted hysterectomy for a benign condition.
Sisters Hospital Hosts Free Breast Cancer Screening
January 14, 2010 - Sisters of Charity Hospital and the Cancer Services Program of Erie County are teaming up to offer a free breast cancer screening for women without health insurance on February 20.
M. Steven Piver, M.D. Center for Women’s Health & Wellness Opens at Sisters Hospital
January 12, 2010 - On Monday, January 25, Sisters Hospital Foundation will celebrate the grand opening of the new M. Steven Piver, M.D. Center for Women’s Health & Wellness.
Catholic Health Sponsors Free Program on Women and Heart Disease at Williamsville Diagnostic Center
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.
Catholic Health to Present Free Program on Knee and Hip Replacement
January 4, 2010 - Catholic Health Partners In Rehab/AthletiCare will present a free evening program, “Is Total Knee or Hip Replacement in your Future,” on Tuesday, January 12, 2010.

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