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.
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 - 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 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.
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.
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.
September 11, 2012 - Cardiologists at the Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo are studying a new investigational medical device, the AngelMed Guardian System, which can alert patients of an imminent heart attack – often before they have any symptoms.
July 24, 2012 - Catholic Health’s Women’s Services program – WomenCare – launched in June with an integrated marketing program, a new web-based microsite and a yoga event in Delaware Park that is spreading the word about the most comprehensive, single-source for high-quality care for women of all ages.
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.
May 18, 2012 - The public is invited to attend a free Pediatric Speaker Series sponsored by Mercy Hospital of Buffalo on Tuesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Marion Professional Center, located next to the hospital at 515 Abbott Road, Buffalo.
May 9, 2012 - Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Sisters of Charity Hospital were recently selected, along with four other New York State hospitals, to serves as a demonstration site for a special program to enhance obstetrical safety.
February 22, 2012 - The letters TECAB may not mean anything to the average person, but if you’re one of the 16 million Americans who suffer from chest pain, shortness of breath, or are at risk of a heart attack due to coronary heart disease, it may be the best acronym you’ve heard in years.
February 7, 2012 - In the Buffalo area alone, there were nearly 1,600 gallbladder removal surgeries performed in 2010. Thanks to the latest breakthrough in robotic-assisted surgery, patients can now have their gallbladder removed in about the same amount of time as a lunch break.
January 30, 2012 - The Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, the surgical center of Catholic Health’s Cardiovascular Services program, has been awarded a three-star national quality rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for the period covering July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.
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 30, 2011 - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, a member of Catholic Health, continues to forge into the future of healthcare by becoming the first in the region to introduce a “hybrid” operating room (OR) featuring the Siemens Artis zee® biplane imaging system.
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 3, 2011 - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and the Sisters of Mercy recently dedicated and blessed the hospital’s new main lobby and Heritage Corridor, which connects the new emergency center with the expanded main lobby.
August 19, 2011 - The Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has been awarded a three-star national quality rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the highest award under the STS quality rating system.
July 21, 2011 - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has been ranked among the top 15% of hospitals in the country for maternity care and gynecological surgery, according to a report released Tuesday by HealthGrades.
March 31, 2011 - Catholic Health’s Heart Center at Mercy Hospital leads the region in safe outcomes for interventional cardiology procedures, according to a recently released report by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
February 25, 2011 - There is a lot brewing at Catholic Health, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo these days. Topping the list is the grand opening of the Tim Hortons café located in the hospital’s new main lobby.
December 7, 2010 - Catholic Health’s Emergency Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, a new 46,000 square-foot hospital addition housing the largest and most advanced treatment center in the region, recently received accolades for its construction and design.
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.
October 18, 2010 - Featuring a private concert by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Clara Quartet and set at the historic Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, the Mercy Hospital Foundation will hold its Autumnal on Friday, October 22, 2010.
September 24, 2010 - According to the latest quality report released by CMS, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo ranked first among local hospitals for Core Measures Performance in three out of four major diagnostic categories.
August 20, 2010 - In a major move to address a growing heart disease problem in Niagara County, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center will collaborate with Catholic Health’s Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo to invest $7.9 million and construct a cardiac catheterization laboratory on the campus of the Lewiston hospital.
August 2, 2010 - The Mercy Nursing Facility at the OLV Senior Neighborhood in Lackawanna received a “deficiency-free” survey from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
April 27, 2010 - A series of free women’s health events, entitled “Small Steps. Healthier Lives,” will take place at select Curves fitness centers and Catholic Health locations throughout Western New York.
March 15, 2010 - Mercy Hospital has been named a finalist in the 2010 “Best Places to Work” in Western New York awards in the jumbo category (1,000 employees or more), according to Buffalo’s Business First newspaper.
March 5, 2010 - Women across the country are benefiting from advanced minimally invasive gynecological surgery made possible through the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Locally, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo is the only hospital offering this surgical option for women.
January 22, 2010 - Do something healthy for your heart during Heart Month by attending the Catholic Health Heart Fair on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mercy Hospital located at 565 Abbott Road in Buffalo.
December 23, 2009 - For the second consecutive reporting period, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has awarded the Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo with a “three-star” national rating for its heart surgery program.
December 22, 2009 - The Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) program at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, home of the Catholic Health Heart Center, has been named a “Program of Excellence” by Independent Health.
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.
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 11, 2009 - Featuring a private concert by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) Music Director JoAnn Falletta and set at the historic Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, the Mercy Hospital Foundation’s Autumnal will be held this Friday, November 13, 2009.
October 27, 2009 - Mercy is now offering robotic-assisted and minimally invasive coronary artery bypass and valve replacement surgery using the most state-of-the-art techniques and equipment available.
October 16, 2009 - According to New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) reports issued in July 2009, the Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo had the lowest mortality rate among all hospitals in the Western New York (WNY) region, and among the lowest in New York State, for angioplasty.
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.
June 15, 2009 - The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has awarded the Mercy Hospital heart surgery program a “three-star” national quality rating, the highest category of quality achieved under the STS quality rating system.
January 23, 2009 - In response to patient surveys, the health system recently added extra channels to its television lineup, allowing patients at Kenmore Mercy, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity and St. Joseph hospitals to view Sabres games from their hospital rooms.
October 30, 2008 - With a vision to create the region’s most state-of-art emergency facility, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has broken ground on a $32 million construction project that will result in a 46,000 square-foot addition to the front of the hospital.
September 22, 2008 - Western New Yorkers who were visiting the Walden Galleria Mall on September 19th had a chance to meet the daVinci™ robot used in minimally invasive surgery at Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
August 29, 2008 - The first endovascular thoracic aneurysm surgery in the Catholic Health System (CHS) was recently performed at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo by John Bell-Thomson, M.D., Chairman of Mercy’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Department and Paul Anain, M.D., a Vascular Surgeon at Sisters of Charity Hospital, who assisted in the surgery.
August 8, 2008 - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has moved an important step closer to breaking ground on a new state-of-the-art Emergency Department with yesterday’s approval by the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council in Albany.