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Knights of Columbus teams with Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, Catholic Health and Mount St. Mary's Hospital to bring Ultrasounds to Area Clinics
Wed, May 15th 2019 04:00 pm
As part of a national initiative to place 1,000 ultrasound machines in pro-life pregnancy centers, hospitals and clinics throughout the country, the Knights of Columbus along with the Diocese of Buffalo, are donating funds to purchase additional hand-held sonogram machines to benefit Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Catholic Health.
St. Francis Park announces free community events for seniors
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:00 pm
St. Francis Park, Catholic Health's new senior living community in Hamburg, is hosting a series of special events in May. These events are free and open to the public as well as residents of St. Francis Park.
Catholic Health shows the brains of health care
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 03:00 pm
A group of eight high school students held and examined a human brain as part of a Catholic Health MASH Camp. These daylong field trips to local hospitals introduce students to careers in the health care field.
Catholic Health sponsors free women's health fair
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 11:00 am
Catholic Health is sponsoring a free women's health fair on Wednesday, March 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. John Maron Church, 2040 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. The event will include live presentations, health screenings, demonstrations and informational displays.
Catholic Health offers program on treating heartburn
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 03:00 pm
Frequent acid reflux and heartburn can not only be painful, but can be a sign you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Acid suppressing drugs sometimes help, but advancements in medicine have led to the development other treatment options too.
Catholic Medical Partners names new president and CEO
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 11:00 am
Catholic Medical Partners, the area's largest network of independent physicians, is pleased to announce that Thomas P. Lawrence, MD, MBA, has been named president and CEO. A Western New York native, Lawrence will be returning to the area to lead the nearly 1,000 member, multi-specialty Independent Practice Association. Over the past decade, Catholic Medical Partners, which includes Catholic Health and its member hospitals, has grown to become one of the country's leading authorities on population health management.
Mobile food pantry drives good health in Old First Ward
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 01:00 pm
Mercy Hospital, Food Bank of WNY and Catholic Charities have joined forces on a new "Mobile" Food Pantry at the Mercy Comprehensive Care Center located at 397 Louisiana St. in Buffalo's Old First Ward.
Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo earns top national rating
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 11:35 am
The Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has been awarded a distinguished three-star national quality rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its patient care and outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting procedures (heart bypass surgery) for reporting periods January 2017 to July 2018.
Catholic Health secures $5 million funding for D'Youville College Health Professions Hub
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 10:00 am
Catholic Health has obtained $5.07 million from Community Partners of WNY to support the development of D'Youville College's Health Professions Hub. In October, leaders from the college and the health system announced plans to collaborate on the 50,000 square-foot clinical training center, which will create a unique and innovative learning environment for students, while offering families in the college's West Side neighborhood greater access to high quality primary care services.
Cosgrove named medical director at Mercy Hospital
Fri, Jan 18th 2019 01:00 pm
Edward Cosgrove, MD, has been named medical director of the Emergency Department at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. He is a member physician of TEAMHealth, Northeast Division, which services the hospital.
William Pryor named chief administrative officer
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 04:00 pm
Catholic Health has appointed William B. Pryor to the position of chief administrative officer. Pryor comes to Catholic Health from Cape Fear Valley Health System in Fayetteville, N.C., where he served as chief human resource officer for the past 10 years.
Physician performs 500th surgery using the Da Vinci surgical system
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 03:00 pm
Kenmore Mercy Hospital passed a milestone on December 10, 2018, when Richard J. Buckley Jr., MD, FACS, completed his 500th surgery using the da Vinci Robot surgical system at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. The hospital's first da Vinci robotic surgery took place on Feb. 24, 2016.
Brother of Mercy dedicates 75 years of selfless service
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 12:00 pm
Rooted in a Catholic mission to honor Christ by serving those most in need, the Brothers of Mercy was founded in Hadamar, Germany in 1856. For over 160 years, professed brothers have dedicated their lives to serving the sick and elderly all over the world. One such brother carrying on this legacy of compassionate care is Brother Xavier O'Neill.
Stroke remains a top health concern for Erie County
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 06:00 am
In timing with World Stroke Awareness Day, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns and C.J. Urlaub, president and CEO of Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, announced the results of the 'Stroke Prevention Carotid Artery Screenings' conducted at the Erie County Auto Bureaus. This program was a continued, collaborative effort between the clerk's office and the hospital to help improve health in our community, through the Clerk's Wellness Collaborative.
Catholic Health launches new website to guide patients through the pregnancy journey
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 12:00 pm
When it comes to having a baby, there are a lot of decisions to make. Catholic Health has launched a new website, healthymomhealthybaby.org, to help guide mothers and families through the pregnancy journey. The site, designed for expectant mothers or women contemplating pregnancy, explores maternity services available throughout Catholic Health.
Name and attitude makes Catholic Charities program stand out
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 09:00 am
When Tim Patterson came across Catholic Charities' Buffalo-based Chemical Dependency Treatment Program two years ago, he was no stranger to addiction programs. Previously, he had been in a Suboxone program with a different agency, but during his time there, Patterson said it never felt quite right.
Conference tackles addiction in the family
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 02:00 pm
Several diocesan offices and the Samaritan Counseling Center gathered to address the crisis of opioid addiction and related deaths that has hit Western New York with a workshop that addressed the scientific, social and spiritual perspectives of addiction. The Sept. 22 presentation, held at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, was one in a series of events that the diocese has held on the topic.
Diocese looking for parish addiction advocates with conference
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 01:05 pm
We've all seen those commercials about who to call when you slip and fall. But who do you call months later when you find yourself still taking opiates for the pain, and can't stop? Your local parish should be able to answer that question.
Catholic Health sponsors lunch program on arthritis treatment
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 09:00 am
Are painful, arthritic joints preventing you from doing daily activities or the things you enjoy? If everyday tasks leave you in agony, and the inability to swing a golf club or stroll the beach is interfering with your summer plans, there is help available.
Food service ambassador spreading joy through her voice
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 03:00 pm
Food service ambassador Gloria Peay is delivering a special patient experience as she serenades the individuals she meets during her job at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Her story has gone viral on social media after a video of her singing was posted by a patient on Aug. 1.
Catholic Health presents Community Benefit Grants to local organizations
Fri, Jul 20th 2018 03:00 pm
As a way to improve the health of the community in Western New York, Catholic Health uses Community Benefit Grants to support non-profit organizations whose work has a direct impact on the region's most vulnerable citizens. For the third straight year, Catholic Health presented grants totaling nearly $132,000, as well as corporate funding to address unmet health needs.
Sustainable gardening for St. John School and Parish
Tue, May 22nd 2018 02:00 pm
The excitement is blooming at St. John the Baptist in Alden as they prepare for their new community garden. Working with a grant from the Whole Kids Foundation, as well as generous parishioners and local businesses, they have begun a school-wide garden initiative as a way to teach principles of healthy living and sustainability through authentic educational experiences.
Mercy Hospital introduces 'laughing gas' less invasive option for childbirth
Fri, May 18th 2018 11:00 am
The Mercy Hospital Family BirthPlace is pleased to now offer nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas," as another option to ease the discomfort of childbirth.
Stroke victim credits Mercy Hospital with recovery
Tue, May 15th 2018 04:00 pm
Thomas Witakowski is missing five seconds of his life due to a stroke. The staff of Mercy Hospital has given him the past 17 months.
Mercy and Sisters designated Blue Distinction Centers
Fri, May 11th 2018 10:00 am
Catholic Health's Sisters of Charity Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo have been named Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care as part of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York's Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
New foundation created from Fidelis Care sale
Tue, May 8th 2018 11:00 am
Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the Catholic Diocesan Bishops of New York State announced today the formation of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, which at $3.2 billion will be one of the largest in the United States, and the largest focused solely on New York State. The foundation will provide up to $150 million annually in grants to serve New Yorkers in need and will be steered by a board of health experts, business leaders and philanthropists chaired by Al Kelly, CEO of Visa.
Catholic Health taking back unwanted medications on April 28
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:00 pm
As part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) 15th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Catholic Health is joining forces with local law enforcement to help get unused and unwanted drugs out of people's homes.
Mercy Hospital receives Beacon award
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 02:00 pm
BUFFALO — The Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has earned the Beacon Award for Excellence presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The award recognizes the nation's highest performing hospital patient care units for excellence in professional practice, patient care and clinical outcomes.
Teens at Cardinal O'Hara High fight cancer with food
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 01:10 pm
Over 1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. While doctors treat their patients, a team of teens from Cardinal O'Hara High School is cooking for a cure. For the past five years Allyson Nemeth has organized a Cooking for Cancer Club, which prepares and sells baked goods and pasta sauce for Courage for Carly, an organization that raises money for pediatric cancer research and family support programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Doc puts faith into healing, opens Catholic pediatric practice
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 08:00 am
Trinity Pediatrics is not like any other doctor's office. Copies of Theology of the Body for children sit in the waiting room. Parents are given full information on vaccines. The doctor prays for her patients.
Catholic Health names Mark Sullivan new president and CEO
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 09:00 am
The Corporate Members and Sponsors Council of Catholic Health has appointed Mark A. Sullivan, FACHE, the new president & CEO of the Buffalo based health system. A veteran healthcare executive, Sullivan has been with Catholic Health since its inception, most recently serving as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer since 2007.
Anointing of the Sick at annual White Mass
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 09:00 am
"We value tremendously the service that you render to us," Bishop Richard J. Malone told a gathering of healthcare workers Saturday afternoon at the annual White Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral. "We pray that all of you in the healthcare professions will be guided by the hand of God and sustained by Christ's grace as you engage the art and science of healing body, mind and spirit."
White Mass recognizes health care workers, persons with special needs
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 11:00 am
Please join us on Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo for the annual Diocesan White Mass, with Anointing of the Sick, at 4:30 p.m. All doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals will receive a special blessing from our principal celebrant, Bishop Richard J. Malone.
Bishop Malone to celebrate White Mass
Wed, Jan 24th 2018 04:00 pm
Healthcare professionals will be recognized at the White Mass on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo. Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the principal celebrant and will offer a special blessing for those working in the healthcare field.
Catholic Health receives top grades in safety report
Tue, Dec 26th 2017 06:00 am
As the area leader in health care quality and patient safety, Catholic Health has once again earned the region's highest overall grades in the Leapfrog Group's biannual Hospital Safety Grade Report. Catholic Health also received two of only seven "A" grades that were presented to hospitals throughout New York state. A national leader in health care quality reporting, the Leapfrog Group grades hospitals from "A" to "F" on how well they protect patients from medical errors, infections and injuries.
Continued funding urged for U.S. and global HIV/AIDS programs
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON—On World AIDS Day, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, Chair of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, along with Sean Callahan, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, urge full funding of U.S. and global HIV and AIDS programs in the FY 2019 budget request. Their position was outlined in a letter sent to the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
SoulCore combines Catholic prayer, core exercises
Wed, Nov 29th 2017 04:00 pm
Last month, St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Tonawanda held a training session for Catholics looking to incorporate exercise into their daily prayer. Colleen Scariano and Deanne Miller, the co-founders of SoulCore, held a training session intended to introduce others to teaching the experience they first began in Carmel, Ind.
Catholic Health to buy South Buffalo convent
Fri, Nov 24th 2017 08:00 am
Catholic Health has agreed to purchase the Immaculate Conception Convent at 5229 South Park Ave. in Hamburg from the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph. The agreement provides for the continued residence of the congregation. The sale is expected to close on Dec. 28.
Inside Catholic Health's revised plan for dependency treatment center in Amherst
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 04:00 pm
After completing an exhaustive search of properties in Amherst, Catholic Health has found a new location to expand much needed chemical dependency treatment services. The new site at 210 John Glenn Drive will enable the health system to move and expand the services it currently offers at 3730 Sheridan Drive to provide area residents suffering from drug and alcohol addiction with easy access to counseling services; medication assisted treatment, including methadone; and primary care services in one, convenient location.
U.S. bishops call for health care protection for the most vulnerable
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 11:45 am
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - In the wake of an executive order issued by the Trump administration halting federal assistance for certain insurance plans, the U.S. bishops reaffirmed that helping to protect low-income persons and the vulnerable is of the utmost importance.