December 15, 2011 - The holiday season is a time for sharing and caring, as well as a time when family and friends get together to exchange gifts and laughter. But what about the people in our community who are less fortunate?
December 7, 2011 - Dang Tuan Pham, MD, a Catholic Health surgeon at Sisters of Charity Hospital, is the first physician in Western New York to successfully perform a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure using the advanced minimally invasive robotic technology of the da Vinci® Surgical System.
November 30, 2011 - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, a member of Catholic Health, continues to forge into the future of healthcare by becoming the first in the region to introduce a “hybrid” operating room (OR) featuring the Siemens Artis zee® biplane imaging system.
November 21, 2011 - During its annual Tribute to Angels event, held on November 18, the Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation recognized several individuals whose dedication to the hospital and the community has been extraordinary.
November 22, 2011 - The true spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday was alive and well at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, as associates and staff gathered in the lobby on Tuesday, November 22 to bless and distribute Thanksgiving food baskets that were prepared to help needy families throughout the local community.
November 14, 2011 - Kenmore Mercy officials announced today details regarding a $14 million Emergency Department to be built on the south end of the hospital near Westchester Boulevard. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2012 and be completed by fall 2013.
October 20, 2011 - When Gertrude Baker and Eleanor Mason were born in the early 1900s, the life expectancy for women was about 50 years old. On October 20, the two centenarians exceeded that by double! Baker celebrated her 105th birthday and Mason her 101st!
October 20, 2011 - Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo’s first hospital established in 1848, is celebrating 163 years of service in Western New York this month by announcing the opening of its newly renovated and expanded Emergency Department.
October 6, 2011 - Last month, Ali Ghomi, MD, a gynecologic surgeon at Sisters of Charity Hospital, performed the area’s first tubal reversal surgery (tubal reanastomosis) using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
October 3, 2011 - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and the Sisters of Mercy recently dedicated and blessed the hospital’s new main lobby and Heritage Corridor, which connects the new emergency center with the expanded main lobby.
September 27, 2011 - Former U.S. Congressman and Erie Community College President Jack Quinn and his wife, Mary Beth, are serving as the chairmen of the 2011 Autumnal which will be held on Friday, November 11 at the historic Roycroft Inn in East Aurora.
September 14, 2011 - Catholic Health Living Independently For Elders (LIFE) is sponsoring a free Community Health Education Program for health professionals, family members, and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related conditions.
August 26, 2011 - Download this thirty minute program to hear from Dr. Ronald Bauer and Candice Gerrity, the featured guests on the Spotlight on Health radio program that aired on August 1 on 96.1 JOY-FM.
August 19, 2011 - The Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has been awarded a three-star national quality rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the highest award under the STS quality rating system.
August 16, 2011 - The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has awarded Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, Disease-Specific Care Certification for Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement services.
August 12, 2011 - Each year, Kenmore Mercy Hospital chooses one individual to receive the Doctor of Distinction Award. For 2011, that individual is Thomas J. Brewer, DO, MS, an intensivist in the Intensive Care Unit since 2008.
July 21, 2011 - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has been ranked among the top 15% of hospitals in the country for maternity care and gynecological surgery, according to a report released Tuesday by HealthGrades.
July 13, 2011 - Sisters of Charity Hospital, is the first Western New York hospital to use a newly approved medication therapy to treat Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), a serious eye condition that affects premature infants.
July 5, 2011 - To help keep area families healthy and detect vascular disease among older adults, Catholic Health is sponsoring a free Vascular Health Screening and Community Health & Wellness Day on Saturday, August 6.
June 29, 2011 - Staff and volunteers at Kenmore Mercy Hospital paused for a moment of silence to pay tribute to veterans and those who currently serve in the armed forces during a special flag ceremony.
June 27, 2011 - Staff and volunteers at Kenmore Mercy Hospital will pause for a moment of silence on Wednesday, June 29 as they pay tribute to veterans and those who currently serve in the armed forces during a special flag ceremony.
April 11, 2011 - Rev. Nancy Lindberg, a member of the Spiritual Care team at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, has attained the distinction of board certified chaplain from the Association of Professional Chaplains.
March 31, 2011 - Catholic Health’s Heart Center at Mercy Hospital leads the region in safe outcomes for interventional cardiology procedures, according to a recently released report by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
March 23, 2011 - To help detect vascular disease and alert the public to its potential health risks, Catholic Health is sponsoring a free “Vascular Health Screening” on Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
March 23, 2011 - Dang Tuan Pham, MD, a Catholic Health surgeon at Sisters of Charity Hospital, is the first physician in Western New York to successfully place a lap band in a patient using Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS).
March 3, 2011 - Mercy Hospital will once again be proudly represented in downtown Buffalo’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 20, 2011 with this year’s float theme, “Born at Mercy; Celebrating Life in Buffalo.”
February 25, 2011 - There is a lot brewing at Catholic Health, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo these days. Topping the list is the grand opening of the Tim Hortons café located in the hospital’s new main lobby.
February 10, 2011 - The Special Care Nursery at Sisters of Charity Hospital has received a $10,000 grant from The Children’s Guild Foundation and a $9,730 grant from another local children’s charity wishing to remain anonymous.
January 27, 2011 - The Catholic Independent Practice Association (CIPA), the area’s largest network of independent practicing physicians, announced today that it will operate under the new name Catholic Medical Partners.
January 12, 2011 - 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 Saturday, February 12, 2011.
January 5, 2011 - As Linda Page cut up her husband’s “colorful” T-shirts, she cried her eyes out. Today, they hang in the form of a quilt in Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s pulmonary rehabilitation gym, where Phil Page spent much of his recent years as a patient before passing away from a pulmonary embolism in the summer of 2010.