Heart 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... »

The first CycleNation 2019 Executive Leadership Team ride kicks-off Friday, July 12th at BlueCross BlueShield

Co-Chairs Dr. Elad Levy of Kaleida Health and David Anderson of BlueCross BlueShield along with 15 other c-level area Executives ride to raise lifesaving funds for heart disease and stroke in our community WHO: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) in conjunction with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Delaware North and Kaleida Health. WHAT: Co-Chairs Dr. Ela... »

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... »

Heart Palpitations: When Should I See a Doctor?

by Annette Pinder Imagine experiencing heart palpitations and feeling frightened. Imagine being able to transmit information about your heart’s rhythm to your doctor in just 30 seconds through an app on your smartphone. Amazingly, a smartphone app linked to a remote patient monitoring platform used by local cardiologist Michael J. Chaskes, M.D. is doing just that. By being able to assess their hea... »