Western New Yorkers are now able to get Heart Smart for Life thanks to a generous $165,770 grant from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation (AHF) to combat heart disease in one of Buffalo’s poorest neighborhoods. The Mercy Hospital Foundation is one of only ten nonprofit organizations across the country to receive this funding as part of AHF’s Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM program.
Mercy Hospital is an acute care hospital located in South Buffalo adjacent to the Olmsted-designed Cazenovia Park. The hospital was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1904. From modest beginnings in a renovated home on Tifft Street to its present location on Abbott Road, Mercy now stands as one of our region’s most valuable health care resources.
As the largest of the acute-care hospitals of the Catholic Health System, Mercy plays a central role in the CHS mission to improve the health of individuals and communities through high-quality service that is holistic, compassionate and respectful of human dignity. The Mercy Hospital Foundation was formed in 1978 to solicit, receive and administer philanthropic support for the benefit of Mercy Hospital.
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