How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident in Your Community

(StatePoint) Active shooter incidents are rare. You are 700 times more likely to die in a car crash, for example, than from an active shooter event, according to the National Safety Council. However, these terrifying events are on the rise. Experts say that being prepared can save lives. “Sometimes it takes a tragedy to bring a community together – a hurricane, a flood or an active shooter. How mu... »

Understanding Depression and Suicide

By Shannon Traphagen Junior Seau, L’Wren Scott, Robin Williams, and just this week Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade–what do these individuals have in common? Unfortunately, they all took their own lives due to mental health struggles. Kate Spade, fashion designer icon, and billionaire had been battling with depression and anxiety for years, according to her husband, Andy Spade, who she ... »

A shift to value based payment: A community event in partnership with Millennium Collaborative Care

Millennium Collaborative Care PPS and Community Partners of WNY PPS are offering an education event on Performing Provider Systems (PPS) in the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program; a statewide initiative to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid program, with the primary goal of reducing avoidable hospital use by... »

The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Wegmans Food Markets announced the first Teaching Garden

The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Wegmans kicked-off the sponsorship of the first American Heart Association Teaching Garden in Niagara Falls at Cataract Elementary School, 6431 Girard Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, today, May 29th from 9 a.m.- 12 noon. The Pre-K assembly began at 9:15 a.m. and Grades 3-6 assembled at 10:00 a.m. After the assembly’s representatives from each cla... »

Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara Present Fitness in the Parks for Seventh Consecutive Year

Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara are teaming up for the 7th consecutive year to offer Fitness in the Parks, free outdoor community exercise classes throughout Western New York. The outdoor classes begin tomorrow, May 31 and run until August 25. “Independent Health is excited to partner with YMCA Buffalo Niagara again this summer to offer Fitness in the Parks. It’s a great way to get out... »


  THE EYES ON AMERICA FOUNDATION DONATES CATARACT SURGERIES FOR COLUMBIA AND PERU IMMIGRANTS   The Eyes On America Foundation donated at no charge, cataract surgeries for immigrants from Columbia and Peru who do not hold health insurance. This donation took place at the Atwal Eye Care and Buffalo Ambulatory Surgery Center at 3095 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. The Eyes On America Foundation with C... »

The Patrick P. Lee Foundation announces nearly $1 million in Mental Health Grants

Today, the Patrick P. Lee Foundation (Lee Foundation) announced $984,250 in mental health grants and scholarships to support mental health professionals. The Lee Foundation concentrates its investments in two key focus areas – mental health and education. “May is Mental Health Awareness Month so it is an opportunity for us to bring greater awareness to mental illness and its far reaching impact on... »

City of Buffalo and Centers Health Care Improving Lives

The City of Buffalo and Centers Health Care Join Together To Improve the Quality of Life For Seniors May 18, 2018 – Buffalo New York – Yesterday at Buffalo Center on Delaware Avenue, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown was invited by Centers Health Care CEO Kenny Rozenberg and spoke to many healthcare leaders located in and around the Buffalo area about the importance of our AARP-aged and 65 ... »

ECMC’s Susan Ksiazek is NABP President

ECMC Director of Medical Staff Quality and Education Susan Ksiazek, RPh, Begins Term as NABP President   BUFFALO, NEW YORK—Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation director of medical staff quality and education Susan Ksiazek, RPh, began her term as president of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) during the Final Business Session of the Association’s 114th Annual Meeting,... »

Hospice Memorial Walk

Hospice Buffalo’s 22nd Annual Memorial Walk #1Way2HelpHospice Gather your friends and family for “1-Way-2-Help-Hospice” and show your support at Hospice Buffalo’s 22nd Annual Memorial Walk! Sunday, May 20th will be the perfect day to walk Buffalo’s scenic waterfro nt and historic downtown. 8-year veteran walker, Sue Szarma, walks in memory of her dad… “Hospice Buffalo holds a special p... »

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