Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page

Catholic Health’s COVID-19 Response

The Coronavirus pandemic is a completely unprecedented public health crisis that has created a number of unique challenges for healthcare systems globally, including ours. Catholic Health’s ongoing response to COVID-19 reflects the organization’s top priorities during this time, as well as the need to care for our patients, associates, and community. Please use the links below to access up-to-date information from Catholic Health regarding COVID-19.

Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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New York State Department of Health

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Hotline – (888) 364-3065

Erie County Department of Health

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Hotline – (716) 858-2929

Niagara County Department of Health

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Catholic Health Updates

Latest News

Up-to-date information on how Catholic Health’s COVID-19 response may affect our policies and facilities. 

Catholic Health to Comply with State COVID Vaccine Mandate

With new COVID cases up 1000% in the New York State and the Delta variant linked to 80% of them, Governor Cuomo has asked all healthcare heroes who led the battle throughout the pandemic to continue the fight by getting vaccinated for COVID-19. Catholic Health will...

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Catholic Health Expands Hospital Visitation

Based on new guidelines from the New York State Department of Health, non-COVID patients in Catholic Health hospitals will be allowed up to two visitors at a time beginning Thursday, April 1. In addition, maternity patients will be allowed two support persons for the...

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Resumption of Elective Surgeries

Following Monday’s announcement from Governor Cuomo, Catholic Health has resumed all elective surgeries at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital. St. Joseph Campus will be performing outpatient...

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Closures

Currently there are no COVID-19 related closures.

Changes

Sisters of Charity Hospital – Chemo Therapy Infusion Treatments. All chemo therapy infusion treatments at Sisters of Charity hospital are temporarily moved to Sisters Health Center Depew Infusion Center at 6199 Transit Road, Depew. For more information and all questions please call (716) 891-1631.

Catholic Health Visitation Guidelines & Restrictions

For the most recent hospital and skilled nuring facility guidelines click here.

Cancellations

An updated list of Catholic Health-sponsored events and classes that have been cancelled during this time. 

Events and Classes

Due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, Catholic Health will be cancelling all outpatient education programs, health screenings, support groups, seminars, and community events. Alternate arrangements are being made to provide patients with the educational services they need. Individuals registered for classes and programs will be contacted with more information, including at-home and on-line learning opportunities. For more information, call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205.

Prenatal Education Classes

Due to New York State directives to limit public gatherings to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, Catholic Health will be providing at-home learning and online childbirth education classes for the foreseeable future. Expectant parents will receive a textbook with all the materials covered during the in-person classes. The textbook includes online resources and videos to prepare expectant parents for labor and delivery. The online classes will be followed by scheduled call-in opportunities to speak live with a childbirth educator. During this unprecedented situation, Catholic Health will continue to ensure the needs of expectant parents are meet throughout their childbirth experience. For more information, call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205.