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Free Event - Ask Us Anything About Leaky Bladder: When Should I See a Urogynecologist?
December 19, 2014 - Join our nationally-recognized experts for dinner and discussion about incontinence and prolapse on February 5th.
Free Event - Have Heart: Life After a Cardiac Condition
December 18, 2014 - RSVP for our free event about life after a cardiac condition, taking place on January 20, 2015.
Presentations from 2nd Annual Neuro-rehabilitation Symposium
December 12, 2014 - Doctors & clinicians: download the presentations from our 2nd annual neuro-rehabilitation symposium.
Ask Us Anything About Menopause
December 4, 2014 - Download the presentations from tonight's event.
Orchard Park Man is Thankful for Free Hip Surgery Scheduled for December 2
December 1, 2014 - Thanks to Operation Walk USA; John Repicci, MD, DDS; and Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Melvin Bluhm will receive a free hip replacement.
AthletiCare to Offer Scholarships to Allied Health Undergraduate Students
November 21, 2014 - A scholarship, in the amount of $500, will be awarded to one graduating high school senior for the 2014-2015 school year.
Catholic Health Blood Testing Labs Open on Saturday, 11/22
November 21, 2014 - Several Catholic Health blood testing labs are scheduled to open on Saturday, 11/22, following the winter storm.
On the Radio: Midwife Care for Women
November 21, 2014 - Two Mercy Hospital midwives talk to Aimee Gomlak on the Spotlight on Health radio show about the midwifery services that they provide.
On the Radio: Kidney Failure & Dialysis
November 17, 2014 - Dr. George Blessios, medical director of the Dialysis Access Center (DAC) at Mercy Hospital, talks about kidney failure and its treatments on the Spotlight on Health radio show.
Mercy Hospital Foundation’s Autumn Ball Raises $98,000 for Patient Care Unit Renovations
November 12, 2014 - Over 250 guests gathered for the Mercy Hospital Foundation’s 6th Annual Autumn Ball held on Friday, November 7 at the Orchard Park Country Club. The event raised $98,000 for patient care unit renovations at Mercy Hospital.
On the Radio: Treatment of Hernia & Related Injuries
November 11, 2014 - Dr. Robert Armstrong, MD, a general surgeon at Mercy Hospital, was a featured guest of the Spotlight on Health radio show, on Mix 96- FM. In this 30-minute radio program, Dr. Armstrong discusses treatment of hernia and related injuries.
Catholic Health Receives Area’s Highest Ratings from Healthgrades and Leapfrog in National Quality Reports
November 7, 2014 - As the healthcare quality leader in Western New York, Catholic Health was recently recognized by two of the nation’s leading independent quality rating organizations – Healthgrades and Leapfrog – in their national quality reports.
Meet the Mercy Hospital Midwives on 10/28
October 6, 2014 - If you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant, meet the Mercy Hospital midwives on 10/28 and learn about the birth process.
SleepCare Center at Kenmore Mercy Hospital Receives Program Accreditation
October 1, 2014 - The SleepCare Center at Kenmore Mercy Hospital has recently been granted accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Recognized by HANYS for Quality, Patient Safety Initiatives
September 9, 2014 - The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) recently recognized Kenmore Mercy Hospital for two of its quality improvement projects.
Catholic Health Hosts 2014 Cardiac Symposium
September 5, 2014 - Physicians, mid-level practitioners, intensive care nurses, and all personnel involved in the care of cardiovascular patients are invited to attend our cardiovascular symposium.
Catholic Health Performs Buffalo's First Single-incision Hysterectomy
August 28, 2014 - The surgical team at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus performed Buffalo first single-incision hysterectomy.
Patient Achieves 1,000 Visits to Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center
August 21, 2014 - Jerry Kreutzer of North Tonawanda had reason to celebrate this August. The 77-year-old recently achieved reached 1,000 visits to Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, a significant milestone for an emphysema patient.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital to Provide Free Joint Replacement Surgery to Needy Patient
August 19, 2014 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, along with John Repicci, DDS, MD, are joining Operation Walk USA to provide a patient with a free joint replacement surgery.
Mercy Hospital Installs New Pulse Oximetry Patient Monitoring System
August 18, 2014 - Mercy Hospital recently installed the Masimo Patient SafetyNet™ system, a continuous patient monitoring system using advanced pulse-oximetry technology with direct clinical notification.
Download the Presentations from "Ask Us Anything About Pelvic Mesh"
August 4, 2014 - Download the presentations from our event "Ask Us Anything about Pelvic Mesh."
Sisters of Charity Hospital Seeks Volunteers
August 1, 2014 - Sisters of Charity Hospital on Main Street in Buffalo, and its St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga have a number of volunteer opportunities available.
Commission for Case Manager Certification and Catholic Health Team to Prepare Case Managers for Board Certification
August 1, 2014 - The Commission for Case Manager Certification (the Commission) is teaming with Catholic Health to offer an unprecedented workforce training opportunity to nurses and social services professionals.
Register or Volunteer for the Scrub Run
July 11, 2014 - Register or volunteer for Mercy Hospital Foundation's annual run, on Saturday, September 13, 2014.
Train for the Scrub Run with the Zero to 5K Program
July 8, 2014 - Train to run the Scrub Run in September, with the the Zero to 5K program.
Ambulatory Surgery Unit Opens at St. Joseph Campus
July 1, 2014 - Catholic Health marked the completion of construction of a new $4 million state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery unit (ASU) at the St. Joseph Campus of Sisters of Charity Hospital with a special blessing and dedication ceremony in June.
Executive Dialogue: Interview with Catholic Health CEO Joseph McDonald
June 24, 2014 - Catholic Health CEO Joseph McDonald was part of a panel discussion for Hospitals & Health Networks. Read his interview here.
Mercy Hospital Achieves AHA Gold Quality Awards in Stroke and Heart Failure Care
June 6, 2014 - Mercy Hospital's staff, nurses, and physicians have been awarded for the quality of stroke care provided at Mercy Hospital.
June 5: Outpatient Knee Replacement Options
June 3, 2014 - Attend our free event on June 5th to learn about outpatient knee replacement options.
Mercy Hospital and BCLA Block Club Holds 6th Annual Neighborhood Clean Sweep
May 27, 2014 - For the sixth year in a row, Mercy Hospital staff and BCLA (Belvedere, Choate, Lorraine, Alsace) Block Club members joined together to clean the neighborhood surrounding the hospital during the Mercy Neighborhood Clean Sweep held on Thursday, May 22.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Cafeteria Serving Up Antibiotic Free Chicken
May 15, 2014 - Patients, staff and visitors to Kenmore Mercy Hospital can now enjoy a healthier version of their traditional lunch.
Mercy Hospital Celebrates Mother's Day
May 12, 2014 - Every day is “Mother’s Day” in the Mercy Hospital Family BirthPlace, but for the official Mother's Day, new moms received extra special treatment!
Download the Presentations from "Why Do My Legs Hurt? Could It Be Vascular Disease?"
May 9, 2014 - Download the presentations from our May 8th event.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Receives Top Performance Awards for Treating Stroke And Heart Failure Patients
May 9, 2014 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is proud to receive both the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus & Target Stroke Honor Roll, as well as Get With The Guidelines®- Heart Failure Gold Plus & Target Heart Failure Honor Roll Awards in 2014.
Erie County Health Mall to Offer Primary and Chronic Disease Care
May 2, 2014 - A unique public-private collaboration, the Health Mall is the first of its kind in Western New York to bring together primary, dental and mental health care under one roof.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Celebrates Nurses’ Week with Special Honors
May 5, 2014 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital kicked off National Nurses’ Week, May 6 – 12, by recognizing some of its best nursing staff during a special ceremony.
Free Event on May 21: Healthy Bones 101
May 1, 2014 - Join us on May 21st to learn how to keep your bones healthy.
Catholic Health and Crisis Services Join Together to Create Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
April 30, 2014 - Catholic Health and Crisis Services announced a new partnership today to support victims of sexual assault in our community.
Catholic Health Baby Cafés Turn One
April 29, 2014 - Catholic Health WomenCare celebrated a “first birthday” of sorts by marking the one-year anniversary of the opening of its Baby Cafés.
April 30: Macy's Friends and Family Event and Wellness Expo
April 25, 2014 - Get healthy and fit for Spring while sprucing up your wardrobe during the American Heart Association (AHA)'s Friends & Family Day and Wellness Expo at Macy's, Walden Galleria Mall on Wednesday, April 30 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
May 12: Recognizing and Recovering from Stroke
April 24, 2014 - If you or someone you love has been touched by stroke, or if you want to know more about preventing, treating and recovering from stroke, join our experts at this free dinner seminar.
May 8: Why Do My Legs Hurt? Could It Be Vascular Disease?
April 24, 2014 - If you are experiencing heaviness in your legs, pain with walking, numbness, discoloration or varicose (bulging) veins, join our vascular experts for a free screening and dinner seminar.
April 30: Free Seminar on Domestic Violence
April 7, 2014 - Join Mary Travers Murphy, Executive Director of the Family Justice Center, as she discusses the myths and fact about domestic violence.
Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs on Saturday, April 26
April 2, 2014 - Gather up your expired prescriptions for the next National Prescription Drug Drop-Off on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mercy Hospital Service Spotlight: OLV Family Care Center
March 13, 2014 - The OLV Family Care Center, a Catholic Health primary care center affiliated with Mercy Hospital, is our latest Service Spotlight.
April 26: Vascular Health Screening Day
March 13, 2014 - Catholic Health Presents Vascular Health Screening Day on April 26, 2014. All health screenings are free and open to the community.
Enhancing the Patient Experience
March 3, 2014 - Continuing on our “Journey from Good to Great,” we are very excited to announce the The Language of Caring program as our next step towards our goal of exceptional patient care.
Health Sciences Charter School is an Opportunity of a Lifetime for Cullan Donnelly
March 3, 2014 - Health Sciences Charter School is original by design, setting a whole new paradigm of how education should be focused for career ready high school graduates.
April 9: Ask Us Anything About Pelvic Pain
March 3, 2014 - If you have heavy or painful periods, pain between periods, or difficulty emptying your bladder, you may be experiencing the symptoms of uterine fibroids. Join us for a free seminar on April 9, 2014.
Mercy Hospital Excels in 2014 HealthGrades Ratings
February 28, 2014 - Mercy Hospital received high marks for healthcare quality from the latest report by Healthgrades, the nation’s leading online resource to help consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.
Heart Surgery Program Receives Top Quality Rating
February 26, 2014 - The Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital has been awarded a three-star national quality rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for the period covering July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
March 11: Colorectal Cancer 101
February 24, 2014 - No one wants to talk about it…but it’s one of the most common cancers in the United States. Join Catholic Health for a candid discussion on colorectal cancer at this free community event.
March 5: Breast Health 101
February 24, 2014 - Join Catholic Health for a candid discussion on breast health at this free community event.
Two Students Awarded Medical Staff Scholarships
February 24, 2014 - In 2012, the Mercy Hospital Medical Staff established a college scholarship program for children of Mercy associates using funds made available through physician dues.
All Are Welcome to March in Mercy’s Award-Winning St. Patrick’s Day Parade Float
February 21, 2014 - Mercy Hospital will once again be proudly represented in downtown Buffalo’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16, 2014 with this year’s float theme, “All Aboard our Journey from Good to Great!”
AthletiCare Scholarship Bowling Night Out
February 21, 2014 - Please join us in a Bowling Night Out to benefit the AthletiCare Scholarship fund.
20th Annual Dr. Andy's Day for Kids
February 12, 2014 - Physicians from several area hospitals will trade in their stethoscopes for aprons as they team up for the 20th annual “Dr. Andy’s Day for Kids”.
March 12: Taking Care of Her Heart: Women's Heart and Vascular Health
February 4, 2014 - In honor of National Heart Month, bring your mom, daughter, sister, aunt or friend to this free dinner seminar.
Mercy Hospital Joins with American Heart Association to Celebrate Effective Date of Pulse-Ox Newborn Screening Law
February 3, 2014 - Mercy Hospital joined with the American Heart Association on January 27 to celebrate the effective date of a new state law requiring birthing facilities at hospitals and clinics to screen newborns for congenital heart defects through pulse-oximetry testing, also known as “pulse-ox.”
Kenmore Mercy ER Physician Offers Tips to Prevent Frostbite
January 2, 2014 - With temperatures dropping into the single digits, Western New Yorkers need to be smart when venturing outside.
February 24: Taking Care of Her Heart: Women's Heart and Vascular Health
January 3, 2014 - In honor of National Heart Month, bring your mom, daughter, sister, aunt or friend to this free dinner seminar.
Free Breast Cancer Screening on Saturday, February 15
January 14, 2014 - To help area women without health insurance get the breast care services they need, Sisters of Charity Hospital and the Erie County Cancer Services Program are sponsoring a Free Breast Cancer Screening on Saturday, February 15 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Piver Center for Women at Sisters Hospital.
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Named Comprehensive Stroke Center
January 14, 2014 - Recognized as an industry leader in providing advanced stroke care, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has been named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
Catholic Health Agrees to Sell Three Continuing Care Facilities
January 14, 2014 - In order to preserve and strengthen community-based senior care services, while responding to changes in the healthcare market, Catholic Health has agreed to sell three of its continuing care facilities to Comprehensive Healthcare Management Services, LLC.
February 12: Parenting the Strong Willed Teen with Dr. John Rosemond
January 15, 2014 - Nationally acclaimed parent guru, Dr. John Rosemond, will be speaking at The Mercy Center (Auditorium) on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
February 19: Women's Heart Health
January 15, 2014 - Join Catholic Health for a candid discussion on women’s cardiac health at this free community event.
February 26: Knee to Be
January 20 2014 - Attend our free seminar to learn what to expect from a knee or hip replacement.
Ken-Ton Primary Care Center Achieves National Recognition
January 28, 2014 - Ken-Ton Primary Care Center, a department of Kenmore Mercy Hospital, was recently recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its success in creating a centralized “medical home” for patient care.
Catholic Health Expands Hours of Operation at Laboratory Service Centers
January 30, 2014 - In an effort to better serve residents in Cheektowaga and Hamburg, Catholic Health is expanding its hours of operation at two of its Laboratory Service Centers.
Stroke Support Group on February 8th 2014
January 31, 2014 - Catholic Health sponsors 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.
Super Bowl Could Be Real Heartbreaker for Some Fans
January 31, 2014 - Recent studies suggest that the emotional stress fans feel after a loss may trigger fatal heart attacks.