Mercy Hospital Foundation ยป Priority Projects

Priority Projects

Hearts Changed & Lives Transformed

It was standing room only on for the Blessing & Dedication Ceremony of the much anticipated new Mercy Interventional Holding Unit.  The 8,860 square foot unit, which serves as a prep and recovery area for patients undergoing minimally invasive procedures in the interventional labs, features 25 private patient rooms designed to enhance patient comfort and service.  

The project involved the consolidation of two former prep/recovery units into one unit and relocating it closer to the interventional labs on the hospital’s second floor and is phase one of the $15 million Hearts Changed & Lives Transformed effort at Mercy. The Mercy Hospital Foundation is proud to support the Hearts Changed & Lives Transformed campaign to enhance patient access to Mercy’s comprehensive, state-of-the-art healthcare resources, and ensure that the physicians who provide cardio and vascular care will continue to have the best facilities and technologies to work with.

According to the Erie County Heath Assessment, cardiovascular disease has long been the number one cause of death in Erie County, accounting for 32% of all deaths. Catholic Health’s cardiologists treat more than 7,000 patients for cardiac illness annually at our hospitals, with 45% of cardiac patients in Western New York cared for at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. 

Once completed, this 20,000 square foot enhancement will successfully accommodate the growing number of patients requiring this life saving care.  To learn more, please contact Kathy Swenson at or call (716) 828-2120. 

Stroke Center Renovations

5 West Stroke CenterIn 2014, the Mercy Hospital Foundation has committed to raise $300,000 to support enhancements for the Mercy Hospital Stroke Center.

Since 2007, Mercy has remained a New York State Designated Stroke Center, and in 2013 Mercy was named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Mercy Hospital is the only hospital in Western New York, and one of only two in New York State, to earn this special designation. 

Renovations to the patient care floors and nursing stations throughout the hospitals are designed to enhance patient satisfaction. Currently, three floors remain in need of renovations. In addition to Mercy's Stroke Center, renovations are needed for the Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Rehab Units (MRU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

We would be grateful for your kind support of this effort. Please click here to support this priority project.