Health News

The Importance of National Immunization Awareness Month for Population Health

August is National Immunization Awareness month. This annual observance highlights the importance of getting all recommended and required vaccines for children and adults. By being informed about vaccines you have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases like measles, hepatitis A and B, cancers caused by HPV, shingles, pneumonia and seasonal flu. Many vaccine preventa... »

Schoellkopf Health Center achieves highest Five Star rating for third consecutive year

Schoellkopf Health Center, located on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus, has been awarded a Five Star national quality rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its Nursing Home Compare website. “In my opinion, the role of the nursing home worker is the most challenging job in America,” said Memorial President & CEO, Joseph Ruffolo. “Nursing home employee... »

Primary Care Practice Designed Exclusively For BlueCross BlueShield Members to Launch Fall 2019

Latus Medical Care, a new innovative primary care practice that will exclusively serve BlueCross BlueShield members, will begin accepting patients in Fall 2019. Latus Medical Care is named to evoke the idea of interlacing the components that make up the health care experience. The practice will provide an integrated primary care experience for BlueCross BlueShield members. It is designed specifica... »

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... »

KALOS HEALTH TO CELEBRATE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY ON JULY 17

Kalos Health will commemorate its fifth anniversary of managing health care for Western New Yorkers  with a reception and ribbon cutting with the Niagara USA Chamber on Wednesday, July 17 at 1 p.m. at 2424 Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls, NY. Kalos Health is a regional nonprofit health insurance organization specializing in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) and Medicare Dual Advantag... »