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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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 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.
April 19, 2012 - Sisters of Charity Hospital is the first in Western New York and one of only 12 in the United States to be named an Academic Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Surgery by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS).
April 3, 2012 - Together, two Catholic Health surgeons, urologist Kevan Sternberg, MD, and gynecologic surgeon Ali Ghomi, MD, recently performed their second successful robotic-assisted vesicovaginal fistula repair at Sisters of Charity Hospital.
March 12, 2012 - The Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program at Sisters of Charity Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, ensures that patients have access to high quality cancer treatment services right in their own community.
February 28, 2012 - Dr. Ali Ghomi, a Catholic Health gynecologic surgeon at Sisters of Charity Hospital, performed the area’s first laparoscopic transabdominal cervical cerclage (cervical stitch) surgery using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
February 27, 2012 - Catholic Health is sponsoring a free Women’s Wellness program on common gynecologic and uterine conditions, entitled “Female Pelvic Health” on Wednesday, March 14 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Williamsville Diagnostic Center, 400 International Drive, Williamsville, NY.
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.
January 6, 2012 - 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, February 18.
December 15, 2011 - The holiday season is a time for sharing and caring, as well as a time when family and friends get together to exchange gifts and laughter. But what about the people in our community who are less fortunate?
December 7, 2011 - Dang Tuan Pham, MD, a Catholic Health surgeon at Sisters of Charity Hospital, is the first physician in Western New York to successfully perform a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure using the advanced minimally invasive robotic technology of the da Vinci® Surgical 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 20, 2011 - Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo’s first hospital established in 1848, is celebrating 163 years of service in Western New York this month by announcing the opening of its newly renovated and expanded Emergency Department.
October 6, 2011 - Last month, Ali Ghomi, MD, a gynecologic surgeon at Sisters of Charity Hospital, performed the area’s first tubal reversal surgery (tubal reanastomosis) using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
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.
July 13, 2011 - Sisters of Charity Hospital, is the first Western New York hospital to use a newly approved medication therapy to treat Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), a serious eye condition that affects premature infants.
March 23, 2011 - Dang Tuan Pham, MD, a Catholic Health surgeon at Sisters of Charity Hospital, is the first physician in Western New York to successfully place a lap band in a patient using Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS).
February 10, 2011 - The Special Care Nursery at Sisters of Charity Hospital has received a $10,000 grant from The Children’s Guild Foundation and a $9,730 grant from another local children’s charity wishing to remain anonymous.
January 12, 2011 - 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, February 12, 2011.
December 15, 2010 - Catholic Health has received official notice from the New York State Department of Health that Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus has received “permanent life status” with regards to its operating certificate.
December 10, 2010 - Joseph Falcone, MD, chairman of Orthopedics at Sisters of Charity Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, is the first and only physician in the Buffalo area currently performing the FDA-approved hip resurfacing procedure.
November 22, 2010 - The true spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday is alive and well at St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga, as associates and staff gather in the Main Lobby on Tuesday, November 23 at Noon to bless and distribute Thanksgiving food baskets that have been prepared to help needy families throughout the local community.
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 29, 2010 - This year, the Past Medical Staff Presidents are honoring Peter U. Bergmann, President & CEO of Sisters Hospital and Dr. Brian D’Arcy, Catholic Health Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, as Men of the year.
September 1, 2010 - Orthopedic surgeon Joseph P. Falcone, MD, chairman of Orthopedics at Sisters of Charity Hospital, is the first Catholic Health physician to offer hip replacement patients the new Mobile Bearing Hip™ technology.
March 2, 2010 - Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus is hosting a Drive-through Community Pharmaceutical Drop-Off program for unused household medications on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
February 25, 2010 - SleepCare, the sleep center at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga, has received re-accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for its commitment to provide high quality patient care and testing services for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep related disorders.
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.
October 14, 2009 -The Breast Cancer Program at Sisters of Charity Hospital under the direction of Ronald Bauer, MD, was the first in Western New York to perform partial breast radiation following lumpectomy using a new “balloon” device that delivers exact amounts of radiation to the cancer site sparing healthy breast and surrounding tissue.
September 23, 2009 - Peter U. Bergmann, President and CEO for Sisters of Charity Hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare in its list of rising young healthcare leaders in the magazine’s annual “Up & Comers” recognition program.
August 20, 2009 - The Imaging Department at St. Joseph Campus will be unveiling a new state-of-the-art CT Scanner to improve x-ray capabilities at the Cheektowaga location of Sisters of Charity Hospital.
July 28, 2008 - Sisters of Charity Hospital has received the 2009/2010 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ from HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization, as part of a study the company released.
July 6, 2009 - Joseph P. Falcone, a Catholic Health Orthopedic Surgeon and Chairman of Orthopedics at Sisters of Charity Hospital, is the first physician in Western New York to perform the "custom fit" knee replacement procedure.
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 17, 2009 - If you are interested in volunteering your services as a Eucharistic Minister at Sisters Hospital, Main Street Campus, please call Lynn Overbeck, CAVS, the Director of Volunteer Services at 862-1106.
June 15, 2009 - Dr. Ramesh Luther, a Gastroenterologist with Catholic Health and Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, is the first physician in Western New York to use the new SpyGlass Direct Visualization Laser Guide System to remove a gallstone from a patients’ bile duct.
March 23, 2009 - Catholic Health is celebrating the legacy of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph as they transfer their sponsorship of St. Joseph Hospital to the Daughters of Charity, Sisters of Mercy and the Diocese of Buffalo as co-sponsors of the new Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus.
March 23, 2009 - As St. Joseph Hospital prepares to become Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus on April 1, 2009, construction crews will begin installing a new illuminated sign on the front of the building.
April 22, 2009 - Little artists from the Little Angels Day Care Center will be displaying their latest masterpieces in the lobby of Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus on Friday, April 24, 2009.
March 6, 2009 - As the April 1 transition date for St. Joseph Hospital becoming Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus moves closer, Sisters Hospital has announced its administrative team to lead the new two-campus hospital.
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.
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.
November 18, 2008 - Catholic Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter U. Bergmann, FACHE, President and CEO of Sisters of Charity Hospital, to the dual post of President and CEO of both Sisters Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital, effective January 1, 2009.
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.
July 8, 2008 - Dr. Daniel S. Camara and Dr. Stanley J. Pietrak, both Gastroenterologists at Sisters Hospital, are the first in Western New York to offer the HALO System treatment to patients with Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition caused by chronic acid reflux disease or GERD.