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January 23: Ask Us Anything About Breast and Ovarian Cancer
December 23, 2013 - Join Catholic Health for a candid discussion with the experts on breast and ovarian cancers. Area physicians will discuss risk factors, and prevention of these cancers - plus emerging information on diagnosis and local treatment.
Tim Hortons Opens In Catherine’s Tea Room at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
December 10, 2013 - Visitors, patients and associates at Kenmore Mercy Hospital now have a familiar option for a comforting cup of coffee. Tim Hortons opened its newest Kenmore location at the hospital on Tuesday, December 10 at Catherine’s Tea Room in the lobby.
Operation Walk USA Restores Mobility for Uninsured Patients
December 6, 2013 - Thanks to Operation Walk USA and a volunteer team of nurses and physicians at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, two local patients were able to receive surgery and are on their way to active, productive lives.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation Raises $139,000 to Support Kenmore Mercy Hospital
December 4, 2013 - A record 500 guests gathered to support Kenmore Mercy Hospital on November 22 during the Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation's A Tribute to Angels event.
Sisters of Charity Hospital Associates Across Both Campuses Help Feed Local Families This Thanksgiving Season
December 2, 2013 - Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo and its St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga will be keeping a long-time holiday tradition alive as they once again help make the Thanksgiving season a little brighter for families in need across the local community.
Catholic Health to Offer OB-GYN Services in Springville
November 21, 2013 - To better serve the healthcare needs of women throughout southern Erie County, Catholic Health will be opening an obstetrical and gynecological center in Springville.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Dietitian Shares Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving
November 21, 2013 - Naheed Ali-Sayeed, clinical nutrition manager with Kenmore Mercy Hospital, shares tips on how to trim the fat while still enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Mercy Hospital Opens New Dialysis Access Center
November 21, 2013 - In response to the growing need for vascular access services, Mercy Hospital has opened a Dialysis Access Center (DAC) to provide comprehensive care for dialysis patients in one convenient location.
Mercy Nursing Facility and St. Vincent’s of Dunkirk Named Among Top 10 Percent in Country for Resident Satisfaction
November 20, 2013 - Two Catholic Health Continuing Care Facilities received Excellence in Action Awards from My InnerView, a division of the National Research Corporation.
December 7: Vascular Health Screening Day
November 19, 2013 - Join us on December 7, 2013 for vascular health screenings.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Adds New Cardiology Service
November 18, 2013 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently added stress echocardiogram to its list of services available to patients seeking cardiology diagnostic testing.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Decks the Halls with Wreath Decorating Contest
November 13, 2013 - The Kenmore Mercy Foundation and Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary are hosting “Deck the Halls,” a wreath decorating contest featuring wreaths designed by the hospital’s employees and volunteers.
The 5th Annual Autumn Ball Raises Over $100,000 to Support Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
November 12, 2013 - A record 250 guests gathered to support Mercy Hospital of Buffalo during the Mercy Hospital Foundation’s 5th Annual Autumn Ball held Friday, November 8 at the Orchard Park Country Club.
Niagara University Presents St. Vincent de Paul Award to Catholic Health
November 12, 2013 - Niagara University presented Catholic Health with its St. Vincent de Paul Award during the university's annual President’s Scholarship Dinner.
Cheektowaga Man Saved By Heart Attack Device
November 4, 2013 - A Cheektowaga man says he is alive today thanks to a device implanted in his chest a year ago.
Catholic Health Physician Among First in the U.S. to Receive Board Certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
November 4, 2013 - Ali Ghomi, MD, medical director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic & Robotic Surgery at Sisters of Charity Hospital, is among the first physicians in the country and the first in Western New York to receive subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPM-RC).
Catholic Health Receives Area’s Highest Number of Achievements in Healthgrades 2013 American Hospital Quality Report
October 28, 2013 - Catholic Health has once again received the most Five-star and Service Excellence Awards of any Western New York health provider from Healthgrades.
Grzybowski Family Donates $10,000 to Mercy Hospital Foundation
October 23, 2013 - On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, the Grzybowski family presented Mercy Hospital Foundation with a $10,000 check from the 5th Annual Golf For Charleen event.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Opens New Orthopedic Wing
October 7, 2013 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, unveiled its spacious new 15,300-square-foot Knee & Hip Center during a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on Monday, October 7 in the hospital’s new south wing.
Catholic Health Named National Training Site for da Vinci Robotic Surgery
October 3, 2013 - With one of the busiest robotic surgery programs in Western New York, Catholic Health will now attract surgeons from across the country to Buffalo as they come to learn how to perform minimally invasive urogynecologic procedures, hysterectomy and other gynecologic surgeries using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
Dr. Federico Doldan and Dr. Jeffrey Meilman Donate Surgery at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
October 2, 2013 - Phan Thi Ha, a 26-year-old homeless woman from rural Vietnam, rolled into surgery at no cost thanks to Kenmore Mercy Hospital and the Hope For Tomorrow Foundation.
MASH Camp Helps High School Students Get a “Hands-on” Look at Healthcare Careers
October 2, 2013 - Students from D’Youville College’s Health Careers Opportunity Program participated in a special MASH (Medical Academy of Science & Health) Camp at Mercy Hospital in July.
October 24: Her Heart: Understanding Women's Cardiac and Vascular Health
September 30, 2013 - Did you know heart disease is the #1 health risk you face as a woman? Join women's heart and vascular physicians for a free dinner presentation.
Sisters Help with New Spiritual Ministry for Patients
September 27, 2013 - Mercy Hospital is blessed to have four retired Sisters of Mercy serve as Spiritual Care Hospitality Volunteers.
Dispose of Medications Safely at the National Prescription Drug Drop-Off on October 26
September 26, 2013 - Check your medicine cabinet and drop off your unused or unwanted prescription drugs on 10/26 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., no questions asked.
Mercy Hospital’s Associate-driven Wellness Program Receives International Attention
September 26, 2013 - Mercy Hospital has been chosen as one of four sites to present our “unique associate-driven wellness program model" in an Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) online expedition.
IT Associates Help Out With Their Tech Know-How
September 25, 2013 - Volunteers from the Educational Technology Foundation of WNY (also known as ED Tech Foundation) recently held their largest ever Annual ED Tech Day on August 20, helping to upgrade computer technology at 11 area schools and non-profit organizations.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Recertified as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center
September 24, 2013 - The Joint Commission recently awarded Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, Re-Certification for Advanced Primary Stroke Centers.
Dr. John Bell-Thomson Honored with Prestigious “Hero of the Heart” Award at AHA Heart Ball
September 23, 2013 - Dr. John Bell-Thomson, chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mercy Hospital, was presented the Hero of the Heart Award at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 32nd Annual Heart Ball held in June.
Catholic Health Executives to Present at National Healthcare Facilities Symposium
September 20, 2013 - Executives from Catholic Health will travel to Chicago, IL in October to present “Hospital Reuse Marries Mission & Margin with New Tier III+ Data Center” at the 2013 Healthcare Facilities Symposium to be held at Navy Pier.
Mercy Comprehensive Care Center Achieves National Recognition for Quality Care
September 19, 2013 - The Mercy Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) has achieved the highest, Level 3, Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
F.A.S.T. Procedure Helps Shoulder Patients Recover Quicker
September 13, 2013 - Thanks to the Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue (FAST) procedure being done by Marcus Romanowski, MD, Western New Yorkers are on the road to recovery in a matter of months.
Kenmore Mercy Foundation Donates to Hospital Emergency Department
September 3, 2013 - The Kenmore Mercy Foundation Board of Trustees proudly presented a $1.2 million check to Kenmore Mercy Hospital President & CEO James Millard.
September 25: Knee to Be
August 29, 2013 - Join Catholic Health for a free wellness workshop, to ask questions about what to expect before, during and after total knee or hip replacement.
September 28: Fifth Annual Cardiovascular Symposium
August 29, 2013 - This continuing education program is open to physicians, mid-level practitioners, intensive care nurses, and all personnel involved in the care of cardiovascular patients.
October 2: Ask Us Anything About Breast and Ovarian Cancer
August 29, 2013 - In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, please join Catholic Health this October for a candid discussion with the experts on breast and ovarian cancers, plus how they're linked to genetics.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Names Lisa M. Mendonza, MD as Doctor of Distinction in 2013
August 27, 2013 - Lisa M. Mendonza, MD, FAAFP, a family practitioner at Kenmore Family Medicine, was recently announced as Kenmore Mercy’s Doctor of Distinction for 2013.
Catholic Health Introduces Support Group for Stroke Patients and Family Members
August 27, 2013 - In an effort to expand stroke services for area patients, Catholic Health will be hosting a Stroke Support Group the second Saturday of each month from 9 – 11 a.m. in the OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room at 55 Melroy Avenue in Lackawanna.
Kenmore Mercy’s Joint Commission Knee & Hip Certification First and Only in Western New York
August 23, 2013 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission in both hip and knee joint replacements in 2013, making it one of only 12 hospitals in New York State to earn this dual distinction.
September 14: 2013 Vascular Disease Screening Day
August 20, 2013 - Join Catholic Health's Mission on the Move staff for free vascular screenings.
September 15: 2013 Buffalo-Niagara Heart Walk
August 16, 2013 - Join us and together we will walk to fight heart disease and stroke.
Niagara Health Quality Coalition Healthcare Data Does Not Accurately Reflect Care
August 14, 2013 - A recent healthcare report that scored Buffalo hospitals as "average" used data that was 2 years old.
NerdWallet Health Gives Kenmore Mercy Hospital High Ranking for Knee and Hip Replacements
August 13, 2013 - NerdWallet Health, a consumer finance website, recently ranked Kenmore Mercy Hospital among the best quality hospitals that offer high value for hip and knee replacements.
October 19: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
August 12, 2013 - Almost everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way, so we've decided to make a difference by walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.
2013 Women, Veteran and Minority Owned Business Enterprises and Local Vendor Fair
August 9, 2013 - Do you have your own business? Showcase your business, products and service offerings to those who make purchasing decisions for area companies.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital and McAuley Residence Recognize Dedicated Volunteers
August 7, 2013 - During a recent recognition ceremony, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and McAuley Residence paid tribute to their nearly 350 volunteers.
Catholic Health Scrub Run 5K
August 6, 2013 - Join us on Saturday, September 7 for a 5K run or 1 mile walk.
Spotlight on Health Radio Show Features Dr. Lee Guterman
August 6, 2013 - Dr. Lee Guterman was a featured guest of the Spotlight on Health radio show, which airs on Sunday mornings at 7 a.m. on Joy FM 96.1.
MASH Camp Helps Area High School Students Get a “Hands-on” look at Healthcare Careers
July 25, 2013 - Mercy Hospital hosted a special MASH (Medical Academy of Science & Health) Camp on July 24 for students from D'Youville College’s Health Careers Opportunity Program to get a behind-the-scenes look at various healthcare careers.
August 21 & 27: Understanding the Importance of Women’s Heart Health
Join women’s heart physicians for a free dinner presentation on what women need to know about cardiac disease. The medical experts will discuss the latest in prevention, recognition and treatment of heart diseases that we face.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Recognized for Leadership in Heart Failure Care
July 12, 2013 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a Catholic Health facility, has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Mercy Hospital Staff Gathered to Dedicate Modernized Cath Labs
July 12, 2013 - The new labs at Mercy Hospital feature state-of-the-art equipment and replaced two older Cath Labs in the Heart Center.
Henry Meltser, MD, Introduces New Minimally Invasive Heart Procedure to WNY
July 11, 2013 - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo is one of only a handful of hospitals in the country currently offering Chronic Total Occlusion PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention).
Mercy Comprehensive Care Center Welcomes Two Nurse Midwives
July 9, 2013 - Mercy Hospital currently provides 24-hour midwifery coverage at its Family BirthPlace, and recently expanded services by welcoming Sarah Worrell, CNM, and Elaine Clutterbuck, CNM, to the Mercy midwives’ team at Mercy Comprehensive Care Center.
OLV Family Care Center Achieves Quality Recognition
July 3, 2013 - Congratulations to the staff and physicians of the OLV Family Care Center who recently received the highest level recognition from the NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.
AthletiCare Awards Scholarships to High School Seniors
July 1, 2013 - Catholic Health AthletiCare has awarded two scholarships to high school seniors Benjamin Purrington and Shannon Smith.
Mercy Hospital & Sisters of Mercy Dedicate New Mercy Cornerstone Monument
June 28, 2013 - Mercy Hospital Staff and the Sisters of Mercy recently gathered together to bless and dedicate a new Mercy Cornerstone Monument in the hospital’s Emergency Center Meditation Garden.
Mercy Hospital Nurses Kate Zippier & Megan Cheyne Honored
June 27, 2013 - Mercy Hospital is proud to announce that Kate Zippier, RN, and Megan Cheyne, RN, both of 5 McAuley North/Center, were recently presented DAISY Awards from the D’Youville College School of Nursing.
Peterkin Lee-Kwen, MD, Named 2013 Physician of Distinction at Mercy Hospital
June 25, 2013 - Peterkin Lee-Kwen, MD, a neurologist and director of the Mercy Hospital Stroke Center, was recently named the 2013 Physician of Distinction.
Dedication and Open House for Kenmore Mercy Hospital ER
June 24, 2013 - With construction nearly complete, the Kenmore Mercy Hospital community is eagerly awaiting the official unveiling of its new Emergency Department. A formal dedication and ribbon cutting is set for Thursday, July 25.
Catholic Health Hospitals Named Five-Star Hospitals
June 21, 2013 - All three Catholic Health hospitals – Sisters of Charity Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo – have been named “Five-Star Hospitals” in Cleverley + Associates’ 2013 Community Value Leadership Awards.
2012 - 2013 Report to the Community
June 20, 2013 - This year, Catholic Health has produced its first-ever, online Annual Report to the Community, entitled Pathways to Quality.
August 12: Taking Athletic Performance to the Next Level
June 18, 2013 - This free event discusses injuries that sideline WNY athletes, what to do to prevent injury and how to enhance the performance of your team.
July 18: Uncovering the Cause of Your Shoulder Pain
June 7, 2013 - Join area shoulder experts Ryan Wilkins, MD and Joseph Lorenzetti, PT, DPT, MTC to discuss common causes of shoulder pain.
Cooking Well at Mercy: Free Cooking Demonstration on June 26
June 5, 2013 - Mercy Hospital chef Christopher Damiani will demonstrate the art of stir frying on June 26.
Mercy Hospital Receives Stroke Gold Plus Award & Target Stroke Honor Roll
May 30, 2013 - The Stroke Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s (AHA) Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target Stroke Honor Roll.
Kenmore Mercy Recieves Top Awards from American Heart/Stroke Association
May 30 2013 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital has been recognized for its commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care to stroke and heart failure patients with the 2013 Get With The Guidelines®–Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Named One of Area’s Healthiest Employers
May 23, 2013 - For the third consecutive year, Mercy Hospital has been named one of Western New York’s Healthiest Employers by Buffalo’s Business First newspaper at an awards ceremony on May 16, 2013.
Western New York Walks/Runs Sponsored by Catholic Health
May 23, 2013 - On behalf of Catholic Health AthletiCare, we are sponsoring several events through the Triathlon & Race Series in the Buffalo/Niagara region through Eclipse Multi-Sports.
Mercy Hospital Patient RRRolled up the Rim to Win New Car From Tim Horton’s Café in Hospital Lobby
May 14, 2013 - Joseph Kozakiewicz, Sr. of Blasdell, New York, RRRolled Up the Rim to Win a new 2013 Toyota RAV4 in the Tim Hortons Café & Bake Shop annual contest.
Join Catholic Health at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
May 8, 2013 - Show the community how much you care. Please register to walk and make a donation today!
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Celebrates Nurses' Week with Special Honors
May 7, 2013 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital kicked off National Nurses’ Week by recognizing some of its best nursing staff during a special ceremony on May 6.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Recognized for National Healthcare Environmental Award
May 6, 2013 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital has received the Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth, recognizing the hospital for its commitment to environmental practices and sustainability.
Mercy Hospital and BCLA Block Club Holds 5th Annual Neighborhood Clean Sweep
May 2, 2013 - For the fifth year in a row, Mercy Hospital staff and BCLA (Belvedere, Choate, Lorraine, Alsace) Block Club members gathered on Thursday, April 25 to clean the neighborhood surrounding the hospital during the Mercy Neighborhood Clean Sweep.
June 15: Vascular Health Screening in Lockport
April 30, 2013 - Get free health screenings, including tests for carotid artery diseases, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and peripheral arterial diseases.
No Bones About It: What Every Woman Needs To Know About Osteoporosis
April 30, 2013 - Join Catholic Health's Dr. Jennifer Teeter, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician and Dr. Sara Koritz, OBGYN to take a closer look at osteoporosis and what you can do to keep your bones strong, healthy and intact.
June 18 & June 26: Stroke & Cardiovascular Care for EMS Providers
April 29, 2013 - This event is for EMS providers. Attendees will receive two contact or education hours. Dinner will be served.
Health Sciences Charter School Students Learn About the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Villa Maria College
Friday, April 26, 2013 - On Thursday April 18, 2013, eighteen students and two faculty members from the Health Sciences Charter School participated in Mash Camp at Villa Maria College.
May 22: Answers to Your Questions about Knee or Hip Replacement
April 22, 2013 - If you're facing total knee or total hip replacement, get answers to your questions from our experts.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Honored for Patient Safety
April 11, 2013 - For the second year in a row, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, was named among the top five percent of hospitals in the country for patient safety by being named a recipient of Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™.
Raising the Roof, Preparing to Care
April 10, 2013 - Construction of Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s new Emergency Department has been moving along rapidly since it’s topping off in December.
Spring Into Health on April 29th
April 5, 2013 - Join Catholic Health for a morning of free health screenings and wellness information on April 29, 2013.
Catholic Health Introduces Talent Network
March 27, 2013 - Catholic Health has launched the Talent Network, a web-based virtual network that allows job seekers to share their skills, experience, and interests, connect directly with recruiter for networking and then be automatically alerted when a job opens-up that appears to be a good match.
May 4: Vascular Health Screening & More
March 27, 2013 - Vascular disease can lead to stroke, loss of limbs and even death. Find out if you are at risk and get free screenings.
Girl Scout Earns “Gold” Community Service Award By Helping Breast Surgery Patients
March 21, 2013 - Last October, 16-year-old Katrina Lissitschenko of Hamburg, NY was trying to come up with an idea for a community service project that would earn her the Girl Scout “Gold Award,” the coveted highest award in Girl Scouting.
National Prescription Drug Drop-Off: Saturday, April 27
March 21, 2013 - Gather up your expired prescriptions for the next National Prescription Drug Drop-Off on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dedication of Stroke Education Room at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
March 15, 2013 - Stroke Center staff recently gathered to bless and dedicate its new Stroke Education Room on 5 McAuley West.
Mercy Hospital Service Spotlight: Central Transport Department
March 14, 2014 - The spotlight shines on the Central Transport Department, a staff of 52 associates who work round-the-clock to transport patients throughout the hospital.
Local Students Help Staff Respond During Disaster Drill
March 13, 2013 - Students from the Health Science Charter School in Buffalo portrayed patients during an emergency drill at Kenmore Mercy Hospital on March 13.
Family BirthPlace at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Recognized for Quality Care
March 12, 2013 - Mercy Hospital’s Family BirthPlace, which includes Maternity and Labor & Delivery Services, recently earned the MOREOB Recognition Award for its outstanding performance in the application of knowledge, communication and teamwork to make quality care and patient safety a top priority.
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Opens New Service To Help Dialysis Patients
March 11, 2013 - In response to the growing need for vascular access services, Mercy Hospital has opened a Dialysis Access Center (DAC) to provide comprehensive care for dialysis patients in one convenient location.
The Beat Goes On: New Ways To Manage Your Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Community Dinner Event
March 8, 2013 - oin the area's leading AFib medical experts over a heart-healthy dinner to discuss what you need to know about AFib - including emerging risks you need to be aware of, and the latest in available treatments and research.
At Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, New Dish Machine Sparkles With Savings
March 8, 2013 - Food & Nutrition staff celebrated the arrival of a new high-efficient dish machine that washes over 200,000 food service items monthly and features significant cost savings that stack up instead of the dishes.
Athletic Trainer Helps Save Life of Referee During High School Basketball Game
March 7, 2013 - While refereeing a varsity game at Mt. Mercy Academy, Jim Martek collapsed on the basketball court from an apparent heart attack. Melissa Hudecki, ATC, an Athletic Trainer with Catholic Health’s AthletiCare Program, was able to revive him.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Patient Treasures New Lease on Life
March 7, 2013 - “Inspiration for Life” is this year’s theme for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 10-16. If you ask the nurses at Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center what that means, they point to their patients.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Physician Offers Sleep Tips as We Spring Ahead
March 6, 2013 - Alexander Gelfer, M.D, board-certified sleep specialist and medical director of the SleepCare Centers at Kenmore Mercy and Sisters of Charity St. Joseph Campus, shared some easy-to-follow methods for coping with the transition to one less hour of sleep.
Walk with the Catholic Health March of Dimes Team
March 4, 2013 - Walk with Catholic Health on April 28th in the March of Dimes walk.
Sisters Hospital Hosts Free Breast Cancer Screening
March 4, 2013 - 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, March 16.
Mercy President & CEO C.J. Urlaub Participates In Read Across America Day
March 1, 2013 - Mercy Hospital President & CEO C.J. Urlaub joined several other local community leaders at Lorraine Elementary School in South Buffalo this morning to participate in Read Across America Day.
Spring It On: Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving
February 25, 2013 - On Friday, March 1, be a part of our community's first 24-hour give-a-thon by making a donation through Spring It On: Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving.
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY Names Catholic Health Hospitals Blue Distinction Centers+
February 21, 2013 - BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York today announced that all Buffalo area Catholic Health hospitals have been named Blue Distinction Centers+.
The Margaret L. Wendt Family Center to be Established at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
February 20, 2013 - The Mercy Hospital Foundation received a grant for $375,000 from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation to complete a $500,000 renovation of the surgical waiting room at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo to be named The Margaret L. Wendt Family Center.
Leaks, Dribbles, & Urges: All You Wanted to Know About Urinary Incontinence & Dropped Bladder (But Were Afraid to Ask!)
February 13, 2013 - Millions of women experience the occasional dribble, but are too embarrassed to tell anyone - even their doctors. Join us at our free seminar for answers to your questions.
Your Ovarian Health: Free Presentation on March 13
February 8, 2013 - Join Dr. Stacey Akers and ovarian cancer survivor Chrystine Tedeschi for a FREE presentation on ovarian health and cancer.
Visitor Restrictions Lifted
February 7, 2013 - With a marked decrease in the number of patients being seen with flu and respiratory-related illnesses, Catholic Health is lifting the temporary visitor restrictions it enacted last month, which limited children under age of 14 from visiting our hospitals and long term care facilities.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Wins Ken-Ton Environmental Award
February 7, 2013 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, is the proud recipient of the Kenmore-Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Green Globe Award.
Erie County Community Health Assessment Consumer Survey
February 4, 2013 - The Erie County Department of Health is currently working with community partners to solicit information from residents to help with public health planning for the next four years.
Mount Mercy Academy, in Partnership with Catholic Health, Sponsors Dress-down Day to Benefit Mercy Flight
February 1, 2013 - Members of a Mount Mercy Academy science and healthcare program raised funds for Mercy Flight with a dress-down day at school.
Hip Arthroscopy Added to Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Services
January 31, 2013 - Kenmore Mercy is making history as Catholic Health’s first hospital to offer hip arthroscopy – one of the newest and most exciting procedures for treating hip pain.
Free Heart Health Seminar on February 22
January 31, 2013 - Catholic Health invites Western New Yorkers to attend a free heart health education seminar.
Dr. Roger Walcott and Dr. Paul Anain First in Western New York to Perform Complex AAA Repair
January 25, 2013 - Dr. Roger Walcott and Dr. Paul Anain, both Catholic Health vascular surgeons at Sisters of Charity Hospital, are the first surgeons in the Western New York region to successfully implant two fenestrated endografts in the treatment of two patients with a complex abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
Insulin Pen Use at Catholic Health
January 24, 2013 - In light of the insulin pen reuse at the VA Medical Center, Catholic Health is sharing its procedure for injectable insulin to alleviate additional fear in the community and share best practices for dispensing these types of medications.
Williamsville Primary Care and Diagnostic Center Closing
January 18, 2013 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, is closing the Williamsville Primary Care and Diagnostic Center, located at 400 International Drive, as of January 31, 2013.
Free Breast Cancer Screening on Saturday, February 16
January 17, 2013 - Uninsured women over 40 are invited to join Catholic Health at the Piver Center between 8am - 2pm on Saturday 2/16 for a free mammogram.
Temporary Visitor Restrictions to Protect Patients from the Flu
January 16, 2013 - Due to the high volume of influenza illness, we are temporarily restricting patient visitors to persons aged 14 years and older.

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