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June 5: Outpatient Knee Replacement Options
June 3, 2014 - Attend our free event on June 5th to learn about outpatient knee replacement options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Closings Due to Weather Conditions
March 12, 2014 - Select Catholic Health locations and programs are closed due to weather conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Auxiliary Raises $64,000 for Hospital
December 12, 2012 - The Kenmore Mercy Foundation was recently presented with a $64,000 check from the hospital’s Auxiliary.
Final Steel Beam Placed on Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department Construction Project During “Topping Off” Ceremony
December 12, 2012 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has reached a milestone in its Emergency Department construction project.
Catholic Health Hospitals Named Among Nation’s Best in Latest HealthGrades Study
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.
Kenmore Mercy Associates “Deck the Hall” for Wreath Auction
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Volunteers Needed
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Expanding Orthopedic Services with New Floor
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Hosts Free Breast Cancer Screening
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.
Remembrance Service Honors Deceased Patients at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
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.
Lockport Man Receives Donated Plastic Surgery at Kenmore Mercy Hospital Today
October 1, 2012 - Troy Gillon, Jr. underwent plastic surgery this morning, October 1, courtesy of Dr. Meilman, to remove multiple facial tumors with skin resurfacing.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Emergency Department Project Enters Phase II
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.
Hospitalist Program Growing at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
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.
Dispose of Medications Safely at the National Prescription Drug Drop-Off on September 29
September 10, 2012 - Check your medicine cabinet and drop off your unused or unwanted prescription drugs on 9/29 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., no questions asked.
Kenmore Mercy First Hospital in Buffalo Area Honored with Beacon Award
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Echo Lab Re-accredited
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.
Kenmore Mercy Recognizes Dedicated Volunteers
August 22, 2012 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently honored its many volunteers at the 2012 Volunteer Recognition Dinner.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Announces 2012 Doctor of Distinction
August 7, 2012 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is pleased to announce that neurologist George Kalonaros, MD, is the 2012 winner of the Doctor of Distinction Award.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital First in Area to Achieve Pathway to Excellence Designation
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.
Sisters Hospital Scores Well in Consumer Reports Study on Hospital Safety
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.
Kenmore Mercy’s Imaging Department Receives Accreditation
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Remembers the Meaning of Independence Day
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.
Construction in Full Swing at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Works to Minimize Noise During ER Construction
May 2012 - Dirt is moving and the fence is erected, signaling the start of construction on Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s new Emergency Department.
Mercy Hospital Named Among Best in Nation for Maternity Care and Gynecological Surgery
June 25, 2012 - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, a member of Catholic Health, has been ranked among the top 10% of hospitals in the country for maternity care and gynecologic surgery.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament Reaches Goal
June 22, 2012 - The Kenmore Mercy Foundation Golf & Wine Event to benefit Kenmore Mercy Hospital surpassed its 2012 goal, raising more than $156,500.
Kenmore Mercy Named Among Top U.S. Hospitals for Patient Safety
June 15, 2012 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, was named among the top five percent of U.S. hospitals for patient safety according to a new report from HealthGrades.
Kenmore Mercy a “Top Performer” in Medical Rehabilitation
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).
New Mammogram Technology Helps Kenmore Mercy Hospital Better Serve Area Women
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.
Advocacy Program Helps Ease ER Visits at Kenmore Mercy
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.
Catholic Health to Conduct Three-Day Full Scale Natural Disaster Drill
April 19, 2012 - The hospitals of the Catholic Health System will participate in a three-day disaster preparedness drill on April 24, 25, and 26.
Drop Off Your Unwanted or Unused Prescriptions
April 5, 2012 - A Western New York prescription drug drop-off on April 28, 2012 will dispose of prescription drugs safely.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Groundbreaking Kicks Off Construction of State-of-the-art Emergency Department
March 29, 2012 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, broke ground today on a new $14 million Emergency Department that will nearly double the size of its existing ER.
Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary Donates Money to Support Hospital Services
February 7, 2012 - The Kenmore Mercy Foundation was recently presented with a $60,000 check from the hospital’s auxiliary.
Kenmore Mercy Hosts M.A.S.H. Camp for Local Students
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.
Catholic Health Hospitals Offer Patients Free Television and Telephone Services
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.
Foundation Recognizes Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s “Angels”
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Associates Share a Thanksgiving Feast with Local Families
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Reveals Plans for New Emergency Department
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.
Catholic Health Receives Highest Rankings from HealthGrades© 2012 National Report
November 8, 2011 - Catholic Health has again received the most 5-star and quality Excellence Awards of any Western New York health provider from HealthGrades©, the nation’s leading objective rating source studying patient outcome information.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Volunteers Needed
October 31, 2011 - 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.
McAuley Residents Celebrate 105th and 101st Birthdays
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!
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Commemorates 60 Years of Service with Celebration
October 10, 2011 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, commemorated 60 years of service to the Ken-Ton community on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2 p.m.
Site Preparation Underway for Emergency Department Ground Breaking at Kenmore Mercy
October 4, 2011 - Site preparation is underway as Kenmore Mercy Hospital gets ready to break ground on its new Emergency Department.
Prescription Drug Drop-Off
October 3, 2011 - Drop off your unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, October 29, 2011.
Bullied Vietnamese Man to Receive Donated Surgery at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
October 3, 2011 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is helping to make a difference in the life of 19-year-old Vietnamese young man who was bullied for years because of a facial deformity.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital First in Area to Receive Knee & Hip Joint Commission Certifications
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Awards 2011 Doctor of Distinction
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.
Kenmore Mercy Awarded Joint Commission Stroke Certification
August 3, 2011 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital was recently awarded a special certification from the Joint Commission for its stroke care program.
Kenmore Mercy Joins the Meatless Monday Movement
July 27, 2011 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is joining the “Meatless Monday” movement, by leaving meat off the cafeteria menu one day a week.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Invites Community to Share Memories During 60th Anniversary
July 19, 2011 - To celebrate its diamond anniversary, the hospital is inviting the community to share its fondest memories or well wishes for posting on our web page.
Resolve to Help Others this Year at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
July 11, 2011 - Have you resolved to make a difference in your community and help others this year? Kenmore Mercy is looking for you then!
Williamsville Primary Care Center Welcomes New Physician
July 6, 2011 - Catholic Health Primary Care Services and Kenmore Mercy Hospital are pleased to welcome Brenda L. Perez, MD, to the Williamsville Primary Care Center.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Pays Tribute to Military at Flag Ceremony
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Pays Tribute to Military at 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.
Nurses’ Quilts Comfort Patients
June 8, 2011 - Every day a nurse touches the lives of patients and their families. However, nurses Pat Vitthuhn and Laura Nowak, are leaving a little bit of themselves through hand-sewn quilts.
Catholic Health and Kenmore Resident Team up to Host Amputee Support Group
May 30, 2011 - After suffering his own limb loss and overcoming it, Kenmore resident Kevin Degnan is taking steps to help other amputees in the community.
Golf and Wine Event to Benefit Kenmore Mercy Hospital
May 26, 2011 - The Kenmore Mercy Foundation is accepting reservations for the annual Golf and Wine Event to benefit Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Remembrance Service at Kenmore Mercy Hospital Honors Deceased Patients and Staff
May 24, 2011 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital will hold a special Candlelight Remembrance Service on Wednesday, June 8 from 7 – 8 p.m. to remember recently deceased patients and staff.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Recognizes Special Nursing Staff
May 17, 2011 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital capped off National Nurses Week by recognizing some of its best nurses during a special ceremony held on May 12.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Hosts Hospital Week Health Fair
May 5, 2011 - In recognition of National Hospital Week, May 8 – 14, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, is hosting a health fair on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.
Kenmore Mercy Chaplain Achieves Board Certified Distinction
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.
Kenmore Amputee to Reach Goal after Months of Training at Kenmore Mercy’s AthletiCare
April 8, 2011 - After months of training, amputee Kevin Degnan is excited to finally reach his goal to finish a 5K on Sunday, April 10 during the Shoes for Shelter Race at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Kenmore Mercy Physicians Honored by D’Youville College
March 31, 2011 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital physicians David N. Johnson, MD, and James G. Corasanti, MD, PhD, recently received D’Youville College’s Achievement in Health Care Award.
Williamsville Primary Care Center Welcomes New Physician
February 10, 2011 - Catholic Health Primary Care Services and Kenmore Mercy Hospital are pleased to welcome Sanford R. Pleskow to the Williamsville Primary Care Center.
Kenmore Amputee Making Strides at Kenmore Mercy’s AthletiCare
January 31, 2011 - Three months after a surgery that amputated his left leg, Kevin Degnan has started running again.
Catholic Health Sponsors Heart Fair
January 27, 2011 - In recognition of National Heart Month, do something good for your heart by attending the Catholic Health Heart Fair on Saturday, February 19, 2011.
Resolve to Help Others This Year at Kenmore Mercy
January 10, 2011 - Have you resolved to make a difference in your community and help others this year? Then Kenmore Mercy is looking for you!
T-shirt Quilt Memorializes Emphysema Patient
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Medical Staff Honors Two Associates
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.
Kenmore Mercy Associates “Deck the Hall” for Wreath Auction
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Gets into the Holiday Spirit
November 30, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy is bringing holiday cheer to the hospital with its annual Sounds of the Season free concert series, featuring local performers.
Kenmore Mercy Physicians Receive Prestigious Award
November 22, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital physicians Michael Landi, MD, FACS, and Jeffrey Meilman, MD, FACS, were recently honored with the prestigious Sister Mary Mechtilde Memorial Award.
“5” is a Lucky Number for Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Knee & Hip Center in 2011
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.
Drowsy Driving – What’s the Harm?
November 4, 2010 - A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety showed that drowsy driving is responsible for about one in eight deadly crashes.
Williamsville Primary Care Center Welcomes New Physician
October 26, 2010 - Catholic Health Primary Care Services and Kenmore Mercy Hospital are pleased to welcome Jennifer Teeter, DO, of Lake View, NY, to the Williamsville Primary Care Center.
Shoo the Flu, Before It Gets You!
October 7, 2010 - The winter influenza (flu) season is right around the corner and Kenmore Mercy Hospital is hosting a Flu Education & Vaccination Clinic on Friday, October 22.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Hosts Sleep Center Grand Opening
October 4, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s new SleepCare Center is now open, offering medically monitored sleep studies to help diagnose and treat a variety of sleep disorders.
Drop-off Program at Kenmore Mercy Hospital Provides Medication Disposal Alternative
September 20, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is hosting a drive-through Community Pharmaceutical Drop-Off program for unused household medications on Saturday, September 25.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Receives Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement Designation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Spices Up “Go Green” Efforts with Rooftop Herb Garden
September 1, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is spicing up its “Go Green” efforts this summer with the establishment of a rooftop garden.
Kenmore Mercy’s Medical Rehabilitation Unit Among Top in Nation
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.
Free Class at Williamsville Diagnostic Center Discusses Interventional Pain Practices and Procedures
August 6, 2010 - If you’re one of the more than 40 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain, plan on attending Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s free class on September 8.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Awards 2010 Doctor of Distinction
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.
Kenmore Mercy Recognizes Dedicated Volunteers
July 30, 2010 - During a recent recognition ceremony, Kenmore Mercy Hospital paid tribute to it’s more than 300 volunteers.
Kenmore Mercy Opens Primary Care Center in Williamsville
July 23, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, is expanding its primary care services into Amherst with the opening of the Williamsville Primary Care Center.
World’s Smallest Heart Pump Offers New Hope for Heart Patients
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Imaging Department Receives Accreditation
June 24, 2010 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital was recently awarded a three-year accreditation for its computed tomography (CT) scanning by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Catholic Health Hospitals Receive National Recognition for Value
June 2, 2010 - Sisters Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo have received the Community Value Index® (CVI) Five-Star hospital award.
Kenmore Mercy’s Guardian Angel Volunteer Program Serves Families in Their Time of Need
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.
Williamsville Diagnostic Center MRI Department Accredited by American College of Radiology
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).
Ken-Ton FamilyCare Center Welcomes New Physicians
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.
Kenmore Mercy to Host Flu Education Clinic
March 3, 2010 - The community is invited to attend a free Flu Education Clinic at Kenmore Mercy Hospital (2950 Elmwood Avenue) on Thursday, March 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kenmore Mercy Hosts Free Breast Cancer Screening
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.
New Procedure Acts as “Road Map” to Diagnose Back Pain
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.
Free Class at Williamsville Diagnostic Center Discusses Diverticular Disease
February 2, 2010 - Learn what you can do to prevent and control diverticular disease by attending our free program on March 10. Registration is required.
Young Bolivian National to Receive Donated Surgery at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
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.
Two Physicians Receive Appointments to Kenmore Mercy’s Cancer Program
January 20, 2010 - Andrew Soh, MD, FACS and Won Yi, MD, have been named to three-year terms on the on the Cancer Program Committee at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Receives National Quality Award for Orthopedic Care
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.
Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Catholic Health Among Nation's Leading Green Power Purchasers
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.
Catholic Health Hospitals Awarded Joint Commission Accreditation
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Medical Staff Honors Two Associates
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.
Niagara Falls Woman First to Receive “Scarless” Surgery at Kenmore Mercy
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.
Kenmore Mercy Makes the Holidays Brighter
November 24, 2009 - Kenmore Mercy associates, volunteers and physicians sponsor a variety of holiday giving programs to help patients, fellow staff, and those less fortunate throughout our community.
Walter Ludwig Appointed to the Position of Chief Operating Officer
November 9, 2009 - Kenmore Mercy and Catholic Health are pleased to announce the appointment of Walter Ludwig to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective November 9.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Echocardiography Lab Receives National Accreditation
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.
Catholic Health is Running With The Wind
October 12, 2009 - Catholic Health has signed a two-year agreement with Constellation Energy, which is expected to save the health system more than $500,000 annually in electricity costs.
Kenmore Mercy Helps Take More Than $40K in Unused Medications Off the Streets
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.
Hospitals Earn National Recognition for Quality and Value
September 21, 2009 - A leading independent healthcare consulting firm has recognized Catholic Health hospitals for being among the best in the nation for value, efficiency and quality.
Registered Nurses at Kenmore Mercy Ratify New Contract
September 14, 2009 - Registered nurses at Kenmore Mercy Hospital have ratified a new contract agreement, which covers 279 nurses and will run through January 31, 2013.
Kenmore Mercy Hosts Community Drop-Off for Unused Household Medications
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.
Mercy Hospital Introduces “Scarless” Surgery
August 21, 2009 - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo is pleased to be the first hospital in Western New York to offer Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS).
Kenmore Mercy’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Receives National Certification
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).
Kenmore Mercy Celebrates Accomplishments of Dedicated Volunteers
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.
Catholic Health Advance Wound Healing Centers To Open
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.
Catholic Health Steps Up Visitor Control Measures
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.
Kenmore Mercy Opens New Outpatient Entrance
June 22, 2009 - Kenmore Mercy celebrated the opening of its new outpatient entrance with a blessing and dedication ceremony on Wednesday, June 24 at 2 p.m.
Catholic Health Hospitals Receive Security Grants
June 17, 2009 - Two Catholic Health hospitals were approved for grants totaling nearly $92,000 through a federal program designed for urban nonprofit organizations at high risk of terrorist attacks.
Kenmore Mercy Hosts Program on Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
June 2, 2009 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital will host a free health information program, Partial Knee Replacement Made Simpler, on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 7 p.m.
MRU at Kenmore Mercy Achieves Top National Ranking
May 26, 2009 - The Partners In Rehab Medical Rehabilitation Unit (MRU) at Kenmore Mercy Hospital has been recognized as one of the top inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) in the United States.
Catholic Health Sponsors Free Community Health Education Programs
May 21, 2009 - Catholic Health is sponsoring a series of free community education programs during the month of June (2009) covering a variety of healthcare topics.
Kenmore Mercy Hosts Advance Healthcare Directives Workshop
May 20, 2009 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital will host a free community health education workshop entitled “Who Will Make Your Healthcare Decisions When You Can’t?” on Wednesday, June 3, 2009.
Catholic Health Continuing Care Names Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
May 12, 2009 - Catholic Health Continuing Care has named Karen Hughes Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services.
John Herman Named Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Hospital
May 5, 2009 - John Herman has recently been appointed the Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. Previously, Herman served as the Chief Operating Officer of Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Kenmore Mercy Hosts Free Education Series
April 22, 2009 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital will host a series of free health and wellness programs in May and June 2009.
Cambodian Mission Patient on Road to Recovery
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.
Kenmore Mercy Opens Ken-Ton's First Interventional Radiology Suite
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.
Kenmore Mercy Opens New Diagnostic Facility in Williamsville
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.
Sisters Hospital "Clears the Air" During Great American Smokeout
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.
Kenmore Mercy Participates in Groundbreaking Lower Back Study
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.
Millard Named President and CEO of Kenmore Mercy
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.
Kenmore Mercy Medical Staff Honors Two Associates
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.
Carolers Spread Joy to Kenmore Mercy Patients
November 28, 2008 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is spreading holiday cheer to patients and associates with the help of "The Lord’s Talents" from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eggertsville, NY.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital to Improve Accessibility with New Outpatient Entrance
November 3, 2008 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital has started construction on a new Outpatient Entrance located behind the hospital.
Young Peruvian Woman Receives Donated Surgery at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
September 26, 2008 - Kenmore Mercy Hospital is helping to make a difference in a young Peruvian woman’s life by donating a much needed skin graft surgery that would be unattainable in her homeland.
Dawn Cwierley Named PR Manager for Kenmore Mercy Hospital
October 15, 2008 - Dawn M. Cwierley has been named Public Relations Manager for Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Kenmore Mercy Rated Best in Buffalo in Joint Replacement
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.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Opens Newly Expanded ICU
July 25, 2008 - Responding to the growing need for Intensive Care Services, Kenmore Mercy unveiled its newly expanded Intensive Care Unit (ICU) during a Blessing Ceremony and Open House on July 30.

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