November 28, 2012 - The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation and Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary are hosting “Deck the Hall,” a wreath decorating contest featuring wreaths designed by the hospital’s employees and volunteers.
November 19, 2012 - Have you resolved to make a difference in your community and help others? Consider giving back to the community by volunteering at Kenmore Mercy Hospital or The McAuley Residence, members of Catholic Health.
November 13, 2012 - Orthopedic and Spine Surgery at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Joint Replacement Surgery at Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Sisters of Charity Hospital are among the best in the nation, according to a new report from Healthgrades.
November 9, 2012 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital was recently granted permission by the New York State Department of Health to proceed with plans for a $5.7 million project to build a new medical/surgical inpatient nursing unit geared toward orthopedic patients.
November 7, 2012 - Catholic Health, in conjunction with the American Lung Association, will sponsor a “Better Breathers Club” for people with chronic lung disease and their families. The next meeting of the Better Breathers Club will be held on Tuesday, November 20.
October 15, 2012 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a Catholic Health facility, has teamed up with the Cancer Services Program of Erie County free breast cancer screening event for women without health insurance on Saturday, November 17.
October 11, 2012 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, will hold a special Candlelight Remembrance Service on Monday, October 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. to remember recently deceased patients.
September 24, 2012 - Progress on Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department continues as the construction project enters Phase II. This includes preparation for the new ER’s access roadway and steel work activities.
September 20, 2012 - On October 3rd, Business First will host a breakfast and panel discussion featuring industry experts who will discuss the Affordable Care Act and its impact on business and our community.
September 18, 2012 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, is increasing its daytime in-house physician coverage with the addition of two new hospitalists: Shah Faisal, MD, FACP, and Matthew Missert, DO.
September 11, 2012 - Cardiologists at the Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo are studying a new investigational medical device, the AngelMed Guardian System, which can alert patients of an imminent heart attack – often before they have any symptoms.
September 7, 2012 - Catholic Health’s Corporate Members and Sponsors – the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, have extended current President & CEO Joe McDonald’s contract through 2020.
September 7, 2012 - The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has earned the 2012 Silver Beacon Award for Excellence, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to recognize the nation’s highest performing hospital intensive care units.
September 5, 2012 - Distinguishing itself as a leader in echocardiography services, Kenmore Mercy Hospital has received national re-accreditation from the Intersocietal Creditation Commission Echocardiography Laboratories.
August 24, 2012 - The National Osteoporosis Foundation in conjunction with Catholic Health will hold two support group meetings in September for people interested in knowing more about living with Osteoporosis.
August 1, 2012 - When Donald LaFleur turned to his wife Mary Ann and said, “You’re so pretty,” staff at St. Francis of Williamsville could see that couple’s love never retired despite them living four months apart last year.
August 1, 2012 - This year, we are again supporting the American Heart Association in their efforts to help fight the #1 and #4 killers of Western New Yorkers, heart disease and stroke. We can't achieve our goals without your help.
July 24, 2012 - Catholic Health’s Women’s Services program – WomenCare – launched in June with an integrated marketing program, a new web-based microsite and a yoga event in Delaware Park that is spreading the word about the most comprehensive, single-source for high-quality care for women of all ages.
July 13, 2012 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently joined an elite group of only 83 hospitals nationwide that have earned the prestigious Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
July 11, 2012 - Sisters of Charity Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, was among the top rated hospitals in New York State for hospital safety, according to a new study in the current issue of Consumer Reports.
July 10, 2012 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Imaging Department recently received an accreditation from the American College of Radiology for its newly installed Mammomat Inspiration digital mammography system.
July 2, 2012 - Staff and volunteers at Kenmore Mercy, a member of Catholic Health, paused for a moment of silence on Monday, July 2 at the hospital's flag pole to pay tribute to veterans and those who currently serve in the armed forces during a special Independence Day ceremony.
June 29, 2012 - With summer upon us, construction of Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s new Emergency Department is in full swing. The construction will be done in a number of phases in order to keep the impact to our patients and neighbors at a minimum.
June 25, 2012 - Dr. Michael Galang, Catholic Health Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, was the featured guest on the Spotlight on Health radio program on Sunday, June 24 on 96.1 JOY-FM.
June 7, 2012 - The Medical Rehabilitation Unit (MRU) at Kenmore Mercy Hospital was recently named among the top 10 percent in the country according to 2011 year-end report by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR).
May 21, 2012 - Hospital officials, medical staff, and clinicians gathered today to unveil Kenmore Mercy’s newest tool in the fight against breast cancer, a Mammomat Inspiration digital mammography system from Siemens Medical Solutions.
May 18, 2012 - The public is invited to attend a free Pediatric Speaker Series sponsored by Mercy Hospital of Buffalo on Tuesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Marion Professional Center, located next to the hospital at 515 Abbott Road, Buffalo.
May 14, 2012 - It’s graduation season in Western New York, and Catholic Health is hosting a special reception to honor the first ever graduating class of its unique Nurse Scholars Program on Tuesday, May 15 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at 1300 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.
May 9, 2012 - Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Sisters of Charity Hospital were recently selected, along with four other New York State hospitals, to serves as a demonstration site for a special program to enhance obstetrical safety.
May 9, 2012 - Three Catholic Health Long Term Care facilities – Father Baker Manor in Orchard Park, Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV in Lackawanna, and St. Vincent’s of Dunkirk – have been named among the top 10 percent in the country for resident satisfaction, according to a report published by My InnerView, a division of the National Research Corporation.
May 4, 2012 - For the fourth year in a row, Mercy Hospital staff and BCLA (Belvedere, Choate, Lorraine, Alsace) Block Club members recently teamed up to clean the neighborhood surrounding the hospital during the Mercy Neighborhood Clean Sweep.
May 2, 2012 - Navigating through healthcare can quickly become a confusing and frustrating experience for the layperson, especially under the stress of a medical emergency. Kenmore Mercy Hospital is working to change that.
April 23, 2012 - The recent fire at the medical office complex located at 290 Center Road in West Seneca has forced the indefinite closure of Catholic Health’s laboratory collection site housed within the complex.
April 19, 2012 - Sisters of Charity Hospital is the first in Western New York and one of only 12 in the United States to be named an Academic Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Surgery by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS).
April 18, 2012 - Catholic Health and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston, NY, have signed a collaborative services agreement that will create a stronger working relationship between the two organizations and enhance healthcare services for residents throughout Niagara County.
April 11, 2012 - Catholic Medical Partners, a network of more than 900 local independent practicing physicians, Catholic Health and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, announced today that it has been selected to participate in a national program aimed at improving quality and realizing cost savings in providing healthcare for Medicare patients.
April 3, 2012 - Together, two Catholic Health surgeons, urologist Kevan Sternberg, MD, and gynecologic surgeon Ali Ghomi, MD, recently performed their second successful robotic-assisted vesicovaginal fistula repair at Sisters of Charity Hospital.
March 27, 2012 - The National Osteoporosis Foundation in conjunction with Catholic Health will hold two support group meetings in April for people interested in knowing more about living with Osteoporosis.
March 12, 2012 - The Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program at Sisters of Charity Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, ensures that patients have access to high quality cancer treatment services right in their own community.
March 7, 2012 - The Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital celebrated its 10th Anniversary of service to the community in February. Over 100 physicians, nurses, staff, and hospital officials gathered for a special luncheon in the hospital's main conference room on February 29.
February 28, 2012 - Dr. Ali Ghomi, a Catholic Health gynecologic surgeon at Sisters of Charity Hospital, performed the area’s first laparoscopic transabdominal cervical cerclage (cervical stitch) surgery using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
February 27, 2012 - Catholic Health is sponsoring a free Women’s Wellness program on common gynecologic and uterine conditions, entitled “Female Pelvic Health” on Wednesday, March 14 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Williamsville Diagnostic Center, 400 International Drive, Williamsville, NY.
February 22, 2012 - The letters TECAB may not mean anything to the average person, but if you’re one of the 16 million Americans who suffer from chest pain, shortness of breath, or are at risk of a heart attack due to coronary heart disease, it may be the best acronym you’ve heard in years.
February 7, 2012 - Physicians from several area hospitals will trade in their stethoscopes for aprons as they team up for the 18th annual “Doctor Andy’s Day for Kids” on Sunday, February 26 from 12 noon – 6 p.m. at the Buffalo Brewpub, 6861 Main Street in Williamsville.
February 7, 2012 - In the Buffalo area alone, there were nearly 1,600 gallbladder removal surgeries performed in 2010. Thanks to the latest breakthrough in robotic-assisted surgery, patients can now have their gallbladder removed in about the same amount of time as a lunch break.
February 1, 2012 - For the fifth consecutive year, Catholic Health, Buffalo, NY, has been named to the nation’s list of most integrated healthcare networks, the “2012 IMS IHN (Integrated Health Network) 100,” (Formerly the SDI IHN 100).
January 31, 2012 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, in conjunction with Catholic Health, hosted a “M.A.S.H. Camp” for 20 students from Buffalo’s Health Sciences Charter School on Tuesday, January 31 at the hospital, located at 2950 Elmwood Avenue in Kenmore.
January 30, 2012 - The Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, the surgical center of Catholic Health’s Cardiovascular Services program, has been awarded a three-star national quality rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for the period covering July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.
January 24, 2012 - Retired professional football players may be at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, but everyone should take steps to learn their health risks to avoid being sidelined with a serious health condition.
January 23, 2012 - The Grzybowski family of Lackawanna recently presented a $3,500 donation to the Mercy Hospital Foundation from proceeds of the 3rd Annual Charleen Grzybowski Golf Event held last fall at the Lancaster Country Club.
January 16, 2012 - Catholic Health is now providing free television and local telephone service at all three of its hospitals including Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, and Sisters of Charity Hospital including its St. Joseph Campus.
January 6, 2012 - 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 18.