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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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™.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.