BlueCross BlueShield’s Proactive Wellness Program

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has hit a major milestone— connecting with 50,000 members—since it launched a unique outreach campaign to connect at-risk members with support and resources amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The health plan will continue to expand its targeted efforts for the next several

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ECMC Earns Recognition for Quality Services

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today announced that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has again recognized ECMC’s Family Health Center and its Internal Medicine Center for achieving sustaining practices through the New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home™ (PCMH™) program.* Both primary care services had

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Heritage Ministries Partners with CCIDA

Heritage Ministries was recently awarded a substantial $375,000 COVID-19 funding opportunity by the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), Lisa Haglund, Heritage President and CEO, shared this week. Haglund explained that the loan is a first for both Heritage and the CCIDA, noting that they are

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African American Heritage Commission Creates Unified Tourism Destination

Award-Winning National Firm, Moody Nolan, Tapped to Lead the Effort The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission is pleased to announce the launch of a community-driven strategic planning process which will guide the redevelopment and future of the Corridor. The goals are to use the planning

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Reddy Bikeshare Releases 2020 Impact Report

Reddy Bikeshare and Independent Health officials announced ridership results from the program’s 5th season, in which more people signed up to ride in 2020 than in the previous four seasons combined. Indicating significant growth in the popularity of biking in Western New York, sign-ups to the program

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Rare Genetic Diseases

Roswell Park is First Site in Region Named a Resource for Patients With Rare Genetic Disease. Living with a genetic disorder that calls for regular monitoring, appropriate treatment and emotional support calls for a multidisciplinary team that works together to coordinate patient care. Those diagnosed with von

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Erie County’s Plan to Vaccinate those with Medical Conditions

New York State (NYS) announced that beginning February 15, NYS residents with certain comorbidities and underlying medical condition would be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. NYS will provide the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) with a limited weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine to administer to

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Ten Percent of Erie County Have Received One Portion of the Vaccine

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is providing an update on the number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered to Erie County residents, including residents at nursing home facilities in Erie County, based on information provided by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The NYSDOH Vaccine

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New International Guidelines on Treating COVID-19

The first international guidelines on treating patients severely ill with COVID-19 were published in March 2020. Now, nearly a year later, the organization that published them has issued its first update: Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines on the Management of Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the ICU.

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