Health

National Hospital Association Honors ECMC for Population Health-based Quality Initiative Work

America’s Essential Hospitals, a leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems, has recognized Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation for its Population Health-based Quality Improvement Initiative. This award recognizes activities to improve the quality of care delivered or that work to eliminate events that harm individual patients or groups of patients. America’s... »

WESTERN NEW YORK RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE ‘YEAR OF CESSATION’ MOVEMENT

While adult smoking rates are at all-time lows, the fight isn’t over to promote tobacco-free living in New York State. This is one of several reasons the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health designated 2019 as the “Year of Cessation.” With support from the CDC’s “Tips” Campaign, the New York State Smokers’ Quitline (Quitli... »

Announcing the Francis A. Little Hospice Wing at Aurora Park

Hospice Buffalo and Absolut Care are partnering to care for and improve the quality of life for patients who have been diagnosed with life-limiting illness. The 5-room/10-bed Francis A. Little Hospice Wing, named after an American Red Cross nurse in East Aurora, is in the Willink Building on the Aurora Park campus in East Aurora, NY. “We are very proud to be partnering with Absolut Care. Collabora... »

Mark Wright named CFO at Niagara Falls Memorial

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced today that Mark J. Wright will join the medical center’s administrative team as senior vice president and chief financial officer effective Aug. 5. Wright has extensive healthcare leadership experience, most recently serving as vice president of finance at A. O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta, a position he held for more than 20 years. He previousl... »

Renamed Roswell Park Program Supports Patients of All Faiths, Spiritual Traditions

Two decades of support, and a new name to follow. For 20 years, the Department of Pastoral Care has supported the mission of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center through its integrative, interfaith approach to wellness, and providing ministry and care for the spirit of patients of all faith traditions. Reaching such a milestone in 2019, the Department of Pastoral Care has been renamed the Depa... »

Eyes on America Foundation – Dr. Atwal Donates Cataract Surgeries

Recent photo left to right at Atwal Eye Care, Cheektowaga as Dr. Amar Atwal, left and the Eyes On America Foundation chaired by Dr. Kenneth Anthone donated two cataract surgeries for Sally Ferro, right, age 70 of Lockport. Last year Sally was unable to read due to poor vision in both of her eyes. Ms. Ferro had no insurance coverage for her cataract surgeries. Sally said:”The Eyes On America ... »

Meeting Women’s Healthcare Needs in Niagara County

General Physician, PC Expanding in Niagara County Buffalo-based medical group acquires Lockport women’s health practice Buffalo, N.Y. (June 28, 2019): General Physician, PC is pleased to announce the addition of a new medical practice. On July 10, Eastern Niagara Obstetrics and Gynecology will become General Physician, PC Obstetrics and Women’s Health — Lockport. The office will remain at its curr... »

Buffalo Residents Getting Heart Smart for Life

By Rich Buckley and Deanna Messinger Approximately every 40 seconds someone in the United States dies of cardiovascular disease. In Erie County, that rate is even higher with residents experiencing 33 percent more heart disease death than the average American, making it the leading cause of death in Erie County. These alarming statistics from the American Heart Association and the 2017-2019 Erie C... »

National Hospital Association Honors ECMC for Population Health-based Quality Initiative Work

America’s Essential Hospitals, a leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems, has recognized Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation for its Population Health-based Quality Improvement Initiative. This award recognizes activities to improve the quality of care delivered or that work to eliminate events that harm individual patients or groups of patients. America’s... »

Leukemia Team Brings Latest Treatments to Roswell Park

Courtesy of Roswell Park Cancer Talk Until the late 1990s, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) was a fatal disease. “When patients received their diagnosis, we would tell them there was no cure,” recalls, Eunice Wang, MD, Chief of the Leukemia Service at Roswell Park. Everything changed when Roswell Park was authorized to offer clinical trials of a new drug called imatinib (Gleevec®). “It’s... »

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