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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
December 16, 2010 - Physicians at Kenmore Mercy Hospital have chosen two individuals to receive the hospital’s Annual Medical Staff Award, recognizing outstanding associates for their service to patients and staff.
December 2, 2010 - The Kenmore Mercy Hospital 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, 2010 - For the fifth consecutive year (2007 - 2011), Kenmore Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, has achieved a five-star rating for joint replacement, total knee replacement, and total hip replacement by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company.
September 13, 2010 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York has designated Kenmore Mercy Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.
August 24, 2010 - The Partners In Rehab Medical Rehabilitation Unit (MRU) at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has been recognized as one of the top inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States.
August 3, 2010 - Each year, Kenmore Mercy Hospital chooses one individual to receive the Doctor of Distinction Award. For 2010, that is David, G. Vogt, MD, an anesthesiologist in the Surgery Department since September of 2004.
June 21, 2010 - A miniature pump, so small that it can be inserted through an artery and placed inside the heart within a few minutes, offers new hope to critically ill heart attack and heart failure patients.
March 26, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital has created a Guardian Angel volunteer program with specially trained volunteers who can provide comfort and companionship to patients in their final hours of life.
March 15, 2010 - The American College of Radiology (ACR) has awarded the MRI Department at Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Williamsville Diagnostic Center with a three-year accreditation for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
March 8, 2010 - Ken-Ton FamilyCare, a division of Kenmore Mercy Hospital, welcomes several new primary care physicians to its staff, rounding out its team of healthcare professionals that can treat every member of the family at all stages of life.
February 22, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital has teamed up with the Cancer Services Program of Erie County to offer a free “Breast Cancer Screening” for women without health insurance on Saturday, March 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 15, 2010 - As many as one in eight Americans suffer from back pain at some time in their lives, but for many, getting to the source of the pain can be an equally painful process. Kenmore Mercy Hospital is helping these individuals with the use of a new enhanced x-ray procedure called a discogram.
January 27, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is helping to make a difference in a young Bolivian woman’s life by donating much needed plastic surgery to repair a severely scarred and contracted neck injury.
December 11, 2009 - Joint replacement at Kenmore Mercy Hospital has been ranked in the top 10% in the nation for the fourth consecutive year in a new study released recently by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization.
December 7, 2009 - As a result of its recent agreement to purchase nearly 6 million Kwh of wind generated energy, Catholic Health has been named a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership.
December 1, 2009 - All Catholic Health hospitals, including Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, and Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus, have earned accreditation by The Joint Commission following unannounced site surveys held throughout the year.
December 1, 2009 - Physicians at Kenmore Mercy Hospital have chosen two associates to receive the hospital’s Annual Medical Staff Award, which recognizes outstanding associates for their meritorious service to patients and staff.
November 30, 2009 - A Niagara Falls woman recently underwent Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS™) to remove her gallbladder through her bellybutton, making her the first at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
November 9, 2009 - Distinguishing itself as a leader in Echocardiography Services, Kenmore Mercy Hospital has received national re-accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). The three-year accreditation recognizes Kenmore Mercy’s “Echo Lab” for providing superior quality testing services.
September 24, 2009 - During its recent Community Pharmaceutical Drop-Off, Kenmore Mercy Hospital successfully collected and disposed of nearly 600 pounds of medications, with a street value of $40,000, making it the most successful area program thus far.
September 2, 2009 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, in conjunction with Catholic Health Go Green and Erie County, is hosting a Community Pharmaceutical Drop-Off program for unused household medications on Saturday, September 19.
July 27, 2009 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is proud to announce the recertification of its Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
July 24, 2009 - During a recent recognition ceremony, Kenmore Mercy Hospital paid tribute to its more than 300 dedicated volunteers, including the following individuals whose outstanding efforts were awarded.
July 16, 2009 - To confront a growing community health issue, Catholic Health is announcing the opening of three Advanced Wound Healing Centers later this year and the appointment of Lee C. Ruotsi, MD, FACCWS, UHM, as Medical Director of the program.
June 30, 2009 - With the recent surge of reported cases of people diagnosed with the H1N1 (swine flu) virus in Western New York, Catholic Health is tightening its restrictions on the age of visitors at its hospitals and nursing homes.
March 30, 2009 - One week after undergoing extensive surgery at Kenmore Mercy Hospital to remove a bone cyst in her right leg that prevented her from walking, 14-year-old Makara Tuan is making an amazing recovery.
February 6, 2009 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s interventional radiologists are now equipped to treat the area’s most critical and complex cases with the opening of a new Interventional Radiology Suite, the most advanced of its kind in the Ken-Ton area.
January 29, 2009 - Responding to the growing desire of patients to find health services in locations close to where they live and work, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a Catholic Health hospital, will open the doors to its newest outpatient facility, the Williamsville Diagnostic Center, on Wednesday, February 4 at 5:30 p.m.
November 17, 2008 - Sisters of Charity Hospital and several local property managers took an important step in the fight against heart and lung disease by announcing plans to make their properties smoke-free.
January 13, 2009 - As part of a national feasibility study, Kenmore Mercy and Dr. Andrew Cappuccino, Orthopedic surgeon, recently treated the first East Coast patients with the DASCOR® Disc Arthoplasty System.
December 22, 2008 - Catholic Health has announced that James Millard, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga, will become President and CEO of Kenmore Mercy Hospital on January 5, 2009.
December 11, 2008 - Physicians at Kenmore Mercy Hospital have chosen two associates to receive the hospital’s Annual Medical Staff Award recognizing outstanding associates for their meritorious service to patients and staff.
October 14, 2008 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital announced today that it has been recognized as the best rated hospital in the Buffalo area and among the top ten percent of hospitals in the nation for joint replacement for the third year in a row (2007 - 2009) by HealthGrades.