Catholic Health

Little red knit hats to be given to hundreds of newborns during February as Catholic Health participates in American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts

WHAT: The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Catholic Health, with support from The Children’s Heart Foundation (TCHF), area teaming up for Little Hats, Big Hearts, a national program to raise awareness about family heart health and congenital heart defects, which affect 1 in 100 babies. During Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, February 7-14, the two groups will host an intervie... »

Is a Laugh a Day the Key to a Healthy Heart?

February is heart health month, and when it comes to your heart, here’s why laughter really may be the best medicine. It may sound like a barrel of monkeys, but research suggests that a good laugh may just be the punch line for good health. THE SCIENCE BEHIND YOUR FUNNY BONE  When you laugh, your brain activates a series of neurons called a reward pathway. The reward pathways triggered by humor ca... »

Get Ahead of Sepsis

Catholic Health Launches “Get Ahead of Sepsis” Campaign   Part of CDC effort to raise public awareness of sepsis prevention and recognition Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., with more than 250,000 people dying from the condition each year. Many sepsis deaths can be prevented with rapid diagnosis and early treatment. Despite these startling facts, sepsis is still widely misu... »

Mobile Food Pantry

Joining forces for wellness The Mobile Food Pantry and Heart Smart for Life   By Annette Pinder Mercy Hospital, Food Bank of WNY, and Catholic Charities have joined forces on a new “Mobile” Food Pantry at the Mercy Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) located at 397 Louisiana Streetin Buffalo’s Old First Ward. The free service delivers thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to nearly 500 a... »

Horticulture, Art and Yoga Programs are Planned at the Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens is an inspiring place to learn about art, horticulture, and wellness. A Horticulture Certificate Series, Horticulture VI, will begin February 23, Beginner, Intermediate, and Studio Watercolor classes will be offered in several different sessions beginning February 25 and two sessions of Yoga, Gentle Hatha and Gentle Power Flow, will be offered beginning February 27. David Cla... »

BlueCross BlueShield, Catholic Health, Catholic Medical Partners Three-Year Agreement

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Catholic Health and Catholic Medical Partners Announce New Three Year Agreement — Multi-year agreement ensures BCBS members will continue to have access to quality Catholic Health services and Catholic Medical Partners physicians — Buffalo, New York– BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Catholic Health and Catholic Medical Partners (... »

Mercy Hospital Honors EMS “Superheroes” at Awards Dinner

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo recently honored 26 local emergency medical services (EMS) providers, many of them who volunteer as paramedics in their communities, at its 1st Annual EMS Awards Dinner. Over 100 people gathered for the event to recognize these first responders and “superheroes” for the life-saving efforts they provide on a daily basis. These EMS crews were chosen for their heroic actions... »

Dr. Edward Cosgrove Named Medical Director of Emergency Department

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. Dr. Cosgrove, who has over 20 years of experience in emergency medicine, previously served as the Assistant Medical Director of Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department since 2016. A graduate of the Univ... »

Stroke Prevention Carotid Artery Screening

ERIE COUNTY CLERK MICKEY KEARNS & MERCY HOSPITAL OF BUFFALO ANNOUNCE RESULTS FROM THE STROKE PREVENTION CAROTID ARTERY SCREENINGS’ October 29this World Stroke Awareness Day; Stroke remains a top health concern for Erie County Buffalo, NY-  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 res... »

Heart-to-Heart: Preventing and Treating Heart Disease

Catholic Health Program: Heart-to-Heart: Preventing and Treating Heart Disease It’s estimated that over 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year. Coronary artery disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, and congenital heart disease are all common forms of heart disease. Do you know if you are at risk, and what you can do to take charge of your heart health?           ... »

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