The monthly recap of stories featuring Catholic Health that appeared in the local and national news:


April 30, 2017

3 organizations partner on radiation oncology center in Southtowns

http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/30/three-major-medical-organizations-partner-new-radiation-oncology-center/

Three major Buffalo medical organizations started construction on a project to build a radiation oncology center in the Southtowns.  The partnership, named the Roswell Park Care Network, consists of the cancer institute, as well as the Catholic Health hospital system and the Buffalo Medical Group.


April 29, 2017

WNY takes part in prescription take back day

http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/wny-takes-part-in-prescription-take-back-day/435271046

http://www.twcnews.com/nys/hudson-valley/news/2017/04/29/prescription-drug-take-back-opioid-addiction-crisis-heroin-.html

http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/national-drug-take-back-day/435140595

http://wivb.com/2017/04/28/dea-holding-drug-take-back-event-across-us-saturday/

Law enforcement and medical officials teamed up to get unused and unwanted drugs out of people’s homes.  Kenmore Mercy Hospital, took back 600 pounds of medication this year alone.


April 25, 2017

Industry experts urge citizen and health systems’ involvement in future of health care reform

http://news.wbfo.org/post/industry-experts-urge-citizen-and-health-systems-involvement-future-health-care-reform

Catholic Health Systems’ Chief Clinical Officer, Michael J. Edbauer, D.O., believes the way to prepare for the future is by looking at what is being focused on.


April 21, 2017

Patient safety group gives “A” scores to three Buffalo-area hospitals

http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/21/patient-safety-group-gives-scores-three-buffalo-area-hospitals/

http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2017/04/13/three-hospitals-get-top-grade-in-patient-safety.html

Kenmore Mercy and Sisters Hospital earned an “A” grade in Leapfrog’s annual patient safety rating, which grades how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm.


April 4, 2017

First and only cardiac cath lab in Niagara County will save time and lives

http://news.wbfo.org/post/first-and-only-cardiac-cath-lab-niagara-county-will-save-time-and-lives

http://www.wben.com/articles/historic-medical-collaboration-niagara-falls

Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined together to dedicate the first and only cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County.


April 3, 2017

Mercy Top Performing Nursing Home

http://buffalohealthyliving.com/mercy-top-performing-nursing-home/

For the second year in a row, the Mercy Nursing Facility at the OLV Senior Neighborhood was named a Top Performing Nursing Home by the New York State Department of Health.