Mercy Hospital Drives Forward Nationwide Movement

Mercy Hospital joined the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement last year and recently earned its highest level of recognition as an Age-Friendly Health System—Committed to Care Excellence. The hospital is pleased to announce that its commitment to this national movement is not only improving care for older adults

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New UBMD Obstetrics & Gynecology Complex Increases Access to Care

A broader range of reproductive and gynecological services will be available in Western New York, now that UBMD Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN) is instituting a new clinical initiative, addressing concerns around complex contraception and family planning. The program has launched in an effort to help patients who

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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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Forbes Names One of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers

HealthNow New York, Inc. DBA as BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York has been named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers. One of New York’s leading not-for-profit health plans, HealthNow serves nearly one million members and employs more

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Major Announcement for Evergreen Health

Today Evergreen Health announced its partnership with People Inc., particularly its acquisition of the People Inc. Elmwood Health Center Primary Care clinic (Article 28). Under this agreement, People Inc. will close and cease operations of its Primary Care clinic located at 2128 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo due

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Catholic Health Names James M. Garvey Executive Vice President & COO

Catholic Health has named James M. Garvey, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. He brings extensive national experience in executive oversight of health system care continuums, operations functions, and resource management to Catholic Health, having served in senior leadership roles at major health systems and medical

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If you and your doctor disagree

Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center

By Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Sometimes patients disagree with their doctors. When that happens, getting a second opinion is always a good idea — and sometimes it’s crucial, especially after a life-changing diagnosis, such as cancer. Consider these scenarios, all of which contain red flags about

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ECMCC AWARDED HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION

Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its full Hospital Accreditation for a three-year period by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare

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Roswell Park Takes in New Research Funding

Roswell Park received more than $21.8 million in recent competitive grants and contracts to launch new investigations or continue major research efforts that have shown promise. This includes funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Moonshot program as well as multimillion-dollar renewals for high-impact projects based

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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

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