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DOH awards $376K grant to Memorial for innovative post-hospital care program
Jul-24-2014 — The New York State Department of Health has awarded a $376,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to support the launch of an innovative program to support family members caring for Medicaid beneficiaries at home and in the community.
Never Shake a Baby
Jul-07-2014 — Shaken Baby Syndrome, also known as Abusive Head Trauma, is a form of child abuse in which a caregiver vigorously shakes a child, thereby resulting in traumatic brain injury.
Wound Center of Niagara earns RestorixHealth Center of Excellence Award
Jun-27-2014 — RestorixHealth, a management company that develops and operates wound care centers of excellence nationwide, named The Wound Center of Niagara a recipient of its Wound Center of Excellence award.
Schoellkopf upgrades short-term rehabilitation wing
Jun-12-2014 — The Schoellkopf Health Center has completed a $350,000 floor-to-ceiling makeover of its Rooker Rehabilitation Unit.
Timothy Freer named HR director
Jun-12-2014 — Timothy J. Freer has been appointed director of human resources at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective June 16.
Dr. Venkat Kolli appointed full-time Chief of Surgery
Jun-12-2014 — Venkat R. Kolli, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been appointed full-time chief of surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective July 1.
Memorial receives state approval to pursue Niagara-Orleans healthcare coalition
Jun-12-2014 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received state approval to form a two–county coalition to help reform the state’s Medicaid system.
Physicians recruited to medical center staff
Jun-12-2014 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will welcome four talented physicians to its staff during the next several months.
David's Path dedicated as first hospice unit in Niagara Falls
May-29-2014 — Niagara Hospice and the Schoellkopf Health Center celebrated the dedication of David’s Path, a hospice unit named for the late David Winker, a beloved Memorial Medical Center employee.
Vicki Smith named Director of Women's Services
May-20-2014 — Vicki Smith, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, EFM-C, has been appointed Director of Women’s Services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Schoellkopf administrators credit staff's efforts for five-star rating
May-13-2014 — Administrators at the Schoellkopf Health Center are giving kudos to the center’s staff following their recent attainment of a five-star quality rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Memorial receives quality achievement award for stroke care
Apr-17-2014 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
Project Runway to celebrate first anniversary
Apr-04-2014 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will celebrate Project Runway’s first anniversary on Friday, April 25.
Child Advocacy Center of Niagara to host Clothesline Project at Memorial
Apr-02-2014 — The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara and YWCA of Niagara will bring the Clothesline Project to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center from April 14-18.
Laura DeBacco, PA-C, to head OB/GYN Center
Apr-01-2014 — Laura M. DeBacco, PA-C, will join The OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as its full-time coordinator effective April 14.
Memorial, Niagara U. announce new partnership
Mar-25-2014 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is joining forces with Niagara University to deliver an exciting new food service experience for hospital visitors, staff, students and volunteers.
Ruffolo thanks staff for making Memorial a great place to work
Mar-21-2014 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo lauded the health network’s 1,100-member staff after learning Memorial has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Business First’s Best Places to Work.
Niagara Falls City Council approves $250,000 grant for new Cardiac/Stroke Care Center
Mar-18-2014 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Cardiac/Stroke Care Center Campaign received an important boost March 17 with the approval of a $250,000 construction grant by the Niagara Falls City Council.
Mayor Paul Dyster Seeks City Investment for New Cardiac/Stroke Care Center
Mar-13-2014 — City of Niagara Falls release announcing Mayor Paul Dyster is asking the City Council to approve a $250,000 city grant for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to assist in funding the construction of a state of the art Cardiac/Stroke Care Center at the hospital.
Niagara Falls Community Report: A Bellwether Call for Action
Mar-06-2014 — Join us. Help us. Together we will make a difference.
Heart Smart event to feature free health screenings
Feb-18-2014 — Free health screenings will be the order of the day on Saturday, March 1 when Memorial Medical Center wraps up American Heart Month with “Heart Smart: A Free Wellness and Education Event.”
Memorial Health Home roster hits 1,000
Feb-11-2014 — The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Health Home roster has topped the 1,000 mark.
Health Foundation awards grant to Get Well/Stay Well program
Feb-05-2014 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a two-year $156,000 grant by the Health Foundation for Central and Western New York to support Get Well/Stay Well, an innovative program to serve Niagara County seniors.
Memorial to Go Red for Women
Feb-05-2014 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Heart Center of Niagara will celebrate National Go Red for Women Day on Friday, Feb. 7.
Niagara Falls Memorial dedicates The Niagara Wellness Connection Center
Jan-30-2014 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has inaugurated a revolutionary new coordinated care program that will integrate behavioral health, primary care, wellness services, and community and social support services under one roof.
Dr. Sulaiman joins Memorial's medical staff
Jan-10-2014 — Rosalind Nolan Sulaiman, M.D., has joined the primary care team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and will begin seeing patients of all ages at Grand Island Family Practice, 1801 Grand Island Blvd., on Feb. 10.
"SAL" performs 300th robotic surgery
Jan-06-2014 — Surgical staff members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently celebrated the successful completion of the hospital’s 300th robotic surgical procedure by “SAL” the Surgical Robot. The milestone operation was performed by Dr. Venkat Kolli, the medical center’s chief of surgery.
Memorial welcomes Niagara's first newborn of 2014
Jan-03-2014 — Memorial Medical Center welcomed Niagara's first baby of 2014 on January 2 at 9:13 a.m. when Linnea DuFour of the Town of Niagara gave birth to daughter Nora Lin DuFour.
Luxury items, sports memorabilia among Premier auction items
Dec-23-2013 — An autographed Patrick Kane hockey jersey and other distinctive and luxury items that will be offered during the silent auction at The 2014 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Memorial elects medical staff officers for 2014-2015
Dec-13-2013 — Komal Chandan, M.D., has been elected president of the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He will take office in January and serve a two-year term.
State awards Memorial Medical Center $795,000 for groundbreaking outpatient mental health initiative
Dec-05-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded $795,000 in state funding for its new Wellness Connection Place, a groundbreaking coordinated care program for adult mental health patients.
Memorial announces NY State of Health site schedule for December
Dec-03-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced its December schedule for 10 Niagara County service sites it operates in support of NY State of Health, the official health plan marketplace
Dr. Burnett accepts permanent appointment as head of Family Practice Residency Program
Nov-25-2013 — Jeffrey O. Burnett, D.O., has accepted a permanent appointment as director of the Osteopathic Family Practice Residency Program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
State awards $500K grant to Memorial for innovative senior citizen program
Nov-19-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a $500,000 three-year grant from the New York State Office of Mental Health to operate a "Get Well/Stay Well" program to serve seniors residing in the Niagara community.
Free smoking cessation program begins Jan. 13
Nov-12-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will offer a series of eight free smoking cessation classes beginning Jan. 7, 2013 at the Earl W. Brydges Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls.
Wound Center of Niagara announces medical team
Nov-07-2013 — The Wound Center of Niagara introduced a multidisciplinary team of nine physicians who will direct patient care at the new comprehensive wound care facility during ribbon cutting ceremonies held Nov. 7.
Memorial announces NY State of Health site schedule for November
Nov-01-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced its November schedule for 10 Niagara County service sites it operates in support of NY State of Health
Wound Center of Niagara sets Nov. 7 open house
Nov-01-2013 — The Wound Center of Niagara, the area’s first comprehensive wound care facility, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. The center is located at 620 10th St., Suite 700 – directly across the street from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Memorial announces 10 service sites for New York Health Benefit Marketplace
Oct-21-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced this month it will operate 10 service sites across Niagara County in support of NY State of Health, the official health plan marketplace designed to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage.
Falls welcomes Family Violence Intervention conference
Sep-26-2013 — ore than 200 professionals from across New York and Ontario are expected to attend the 15th Annual Family Violence Intervention Project conference “Safe at Home: Seeking Solutions for Adult and Child Victims of Family Violence” on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Project Runway to unveil strategic plan
Sep-24-2013 — Project Runway, a new program to provide a pathway for drug- and alcohol-free living for young women, will introduce its strategic plan to the public at 4 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 26) at the Beloved Community Event Center, 1710 Calumet Ave.
ER1 leadership appointments announced at Memorial
Sep-24-2013 — Keystone Healthcare Management, the physician group at Memorial Medical Center’s ER1 Emergency Department, has announced several leadership appointments.
2013 Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled
Sep-20-2013 — Memorial Medical Center will conduct flu shot clinics for adults 18 and older on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Primary care offices to hold free health fairs
Sep-06-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will celebrate the end of the summer 2013 with free, outdoor health and wellness fairs at two primary care sites in September.
New bariatric surgery support group to meet
Aug-23-2013 — Dr. Dang Tuan Pham and Dr. Bala Thatigotla of Niagara Metabolic & Bariatric Services will offer a monthly support group for bariatric surgery patients beginning Sept. 9.
Susan Martin named Director of Women's Services
Aug-15-2013 — Susan V. Martin, RN, BSN, has been appointed Director of Women’s Services.
Infectious Disease specialist announces office hours
Aug-15-2013 — Infectious disease specialist Rajinder Bajwa, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and is scheduling appointments for new patients. His office hours will begin Sept. 12.
Seneca Nation Health CEO elected to board of directors
Jul-26-2013 — Alan K. Barlow, the chief executive officer of the Seneca Nation Health System, has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.
Wienckowski named to Foundation post
Jul-26-2013 — A former Seneca Gaming Corporation executive has been appointed Director of Special Events and Projects for the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation.
Memorial to lead Health Benefit Exchange enrollment effort
Jul-26-2013 — The state Health Department has selected Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to administer a countywide effort to help consumers select and purchase health insurance.
Lewis named pharmacy director
Jul-26-2013 — Michelle A. Lewis, PharmD, MHA, BCACP, has been appointed Director of Pharmacy Services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Child Abuse Intervention Project members honored
Jun-27-2013 — Five members of the Niagara County Child Abuse Intervention Project (CAIP) were honored recently for their hard work and dedication.
Memorial honored for excellence in surgical care
Jun-20-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a certificate of excellence by Univera Healthcare for the highest overall performance in Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) measures.
Memorial names two to behavioral health posts
Jun-20-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed two new clinical managers in its inpatient behavioral health unit.
Another milestone for SAL
Jun-20-2013 — Dr. Donna Azam Feldman has become the first surgeon to complete 100 robotic-assisted surgical procedures at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Oishei Foundation awards challenge grant
Jun-20-2013 — A $750,000 challenge grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation to the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation has given a jump start to Memorial’s $3 million campaign for a new inpatient Cardiac/Stroke Care Center.
Durno named administrator at Schoellkopf Health Center
Jun-20-2013 — A health care administrator with more than 25 years of experience, has been appointed administrator of the Schoellkopf Health Center.
Project Runway announces outreach effort
Jun-20-2013 — Project Runway, a new program to prevent and reduce substance abuse among girls and women 14 to 25 years of age, has scheduled three public sessions to increase awareness and seek public input.
Residency program earns five-year accreditation
May-21-2013 — The American Osteopathic Association has granted a five-year accreditation to the Family Medicine Residency Program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Memorial turns spotlight on volunteers
May-21-2013 — Memorial Medical Center recently turned the spotlight on its volunteers, celebrating their service and commitment at a luncheon at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Hospice unit to be named for longtime employee
May-13-2013 — A new partnership between Niagara Hospice and the Schoellkopf Health Center will soon lead to the opening of a dedicated hospice unit on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus. The new unit, to be located on the second floor of the Schoellkopf Health Center, will be named for David Winker, a beloved Memorial Medical Center employee.
Memorial receives AHA's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
May-03-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
Stroke awareness fair to be held at Duke Center
May-03-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold “Time Lost is Brain Lost – Preventing and Treating Stroke,” its fourth annual National Stroke Awareness Month health fair, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd.
Physician assistant to join medical staff at Summit Family Medicine
Apr-05-2013 — Sherria M. Lewis, P.A., has been appointed to the medical staff at Summit Family Medicine.
Dr. J. Chaudhuri named Grand Island medical director
Apr-05-2013 — Jayanta Chaudhuri, M.D., has been named medical director of Grand Island Family Practice.
Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation awards Project Runway grant
Apr-05-2013 — The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation has awarded a three-year grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to establish and operate Project Runway, a community based program to reduce drug and alcohol and drug abuse by young women.
Memorial dedicates new inpatient unit
Mar-27-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center patients and their families will soon be enjoying the latest advances in hospital care following the dedication and blessing of a new 24-bed medical-surgical inpatient unit. The new unit, located on the second floor of Memorial’s Schoellkopf Building (S-2), is designed to reduce stress and promote faster healing and will replace a 30-year-old inpatient wing on the hospital’s third floor.
Infectious Disease specialist to join Memorial staff
Mar-22-2013 — Dr. Rajinder Pal Singh Bajwa will provide care to patients and serve as an Infectious Disease consultant to Memorial’s physicians and nurses
Memorial opens Niagara’s first New York state-designated Health Home
Mar-08-2013 — More than an office or a single site for service, the Niagara Health Home is a one-stop care management network that provides an unprecedented level of care coordination ...
Dr. Joshua Malik to join Family Practice faculty
Feb-18-2013 — Joshua Malik, D.O., will join the faculty of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Osteopathic Family Practice Residency Program and become a member of Memorial’s outpatient primary care team.
Another milestone for "SAL" the Surgical Robot
Feb-18-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated the successful completion of the hospital’s 200th robotic surgical procedure by “SAL’ the Surgical Robot on Feb. 18.
UB OrthoCare opens at Summit Healthplex
Feb-13-2013 — People needing emergency care for orthopedic and sports injuriesnow have better access to specialized care.
Memorial to hold free health screenings
Feb-13-2013 — Memorial to hold free health screenings
Memorial wears red for women’s heart health
Feb-01-2013 — Members of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center team gathered to show their support for the 10th Annual National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day,
Alicia Scott appointed stroke center clinical coordinator
Feb-01-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Alicia Scott, RN, MSN, ANP-C, clinical coordinator of its state-designated Stroke Center.
Memorial to host Alzheimer's workshop
Jan-08-2013 — The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auditorium.
Memorial greets first newborn of 2013
Jan-02-2013 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greeted its first baby of 2013 at 8:46 a.m. on Jan. 2.
YWCA, Child Advocacy Center dedicate new counseling site for victims of sexual assault, child abuse
Dec-14-2012 — The YWCA of Niagara and the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara fulfilled a long-held vision with the dedication on Dec. 13 of a new facility to serve adult sexual assault victims and child victims of abuse during ceremonies at the YWCA in Lockport.
Memorial surgeons perform first robotic gastric bypass
Dec-10-2012 — A pair of experienced bariatric surgeons made medical history Dec. 3 when they performed Niagara County’s first robotic-assisted laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Tickets go on sale for 2013 Premier
Dec-10-2012 — A highlight of the event will be a silent auction of distinctive and luxury items donated by medical center supporters.
Coalition launches cancer support group in Niagara
Nov-20-2012 — A coalition of organizations with an interest in health and wellness has formed a new breast cancer support group.
Memorial celebrates surgical services expansion
Nov-16-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has begun operating in a new surgical suite built to accommodate the rising volume of surgeries being performed here.
Bariatric surgery seminars scheduled for November
Nov-09-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will present “Taking Control of Your Weight and Your Life” twice in November.
Dale Association honors Sheila Kee
Oct-23-2012 — Memorial Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Sheila Kee was one of six community leaders recently honored by The Dale Association
Hyde Park businesses, NFMMC team up to fight cancer
Oct-23-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Hyde Park Business & Professional Association teamed up to turn Niagara Falls pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Memorial surgeon removes gallbladder through tiny navel incision with da Vinci® system
Aug-22-2012 — A surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has performed Niagara County’s first-ever da Vinci® Single-Site™ cholecystectomy. The patient’s gallbladder was removed through one tiny incision in the belly button or navel, making the procedure virtually scarless.
"SAL" the Robot completes 100th surgery
Aug-21-2012 — Operating room staff members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Aug. 12 celebrated “SAL” the Surgical Robot’s 100th surgery at the medical center.
Memorial welcomes Dr. Bennett's patients
Aug-21-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced it will be providing primary care services to former patients of Dr. Matthew A. Bennett.
Memorial Medical Center will be Rockin’ the Park on Aug. 23
Aug-10-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will celebrate summer in the city by Rockin’ the Park at Schoellkopf Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.
Memorial awarded Health Home designation
Aug-03-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will soon construct a Caesarean section delivery suite on its labor and delivery floor to serve the growing number of women delivering babies there.
Memorial receives national recognition for improving quality of care for heart failure patients
Aug-03-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has significantly reduced hospital readmissions for heart failure patients as a result of its participation in Aligning Forces for Quality, a national effort to further improve the quality of health care provided in America’s hospitals.
First Niagara executive elected to Memorial board
Jul-26-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has elected Nancy Gara, vice president and manager of the Power City Office of First Niagara Bank, to a three-year term on its board of directors.
Memorial, NACC to hold Saturday summer fun doubleheader
Jul-18-2012 — The emphasis will be on holistic health, community gardening and good old-fashioned fun Saturday (July 21) when Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center host summer festivals at two downtown locations.
Healthy Moms-Healthy Babies Coalition to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week
Jul-18-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Healthy Moms-Healthy Babies Coalition will celebrate the benefits of breastfeeding Tuesday (July 24) with a community picnic and baby shower at Hyde Park. The event will promote breastfeeding awareness, child safety, prenatal and maternal health and good old-fashioned summer fun.
New operating room to accommodate obstetrical services expansion
Jul-18-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced plans to construct a Caesarean section delivery suite on its labor and delivery floor to serve the growing number of women delivering babies there.
Memorial seeks to become Niagara’s first health home
Jul-18-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has filed an application with the New York State Department of Health to create Niagara County's first-ever Health Home as part of a new state program designed to improve patient outcomes and control Medicaid costs.
State awards Falls Memorial $1.98M grant for innovative behavioral health program
Jun-15-2012 — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., today have announced the awarding of $1.98 million in HEAL NY funding to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to implement an innovative restructuring of its mental health services.
‘SAL’ the Robot completes 50th surgery
Jun-14-2012 — “SAL” the Surgical Robot completed its 50th surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Monday.
Memorial dedicates interventional radiology suite
Jun-14-2012 — Memorial Medical Center officials celebrated the completion of a new $1.4 million interventional radiology
Memorial receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Jun-14-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was presented with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award during a June 1 ceremony in Memorial’s Stroke Care Unit.
Memorial, BMIWLSS announce Niagara Metabolic and Bariatric Services
May-25-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has entered into an agreement with Buffalo Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgical Solutions to form Niagara Metabolic & Bariatric Services, a joint practice to provide weight-loss services ,,,
Spacelabs donates $25,000 patient monitor to ICU
May-15-2012 — Spacelabs, an OSI Systems Company, has donated a $25,000 monitor to the medical center as part on an ongoing partnership to upgrade electronic patient monitoring systems across the health network.
Memorial celebrates Summit Healthplex upgrades, women’s services enhancements
May-02-2012 — The largest provider of women's services in Niagara County recently held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of a half-million dollars in building renovations and technology and women’s services upgrades at Summit Healthplex.
Niagara Street School student wins Name the Robot contest
Apr-11-2012 — “SAL” the robot has officially joined Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery team.
Memorial applies for $1.98M in funding for innovative behavioral health programming
Mar-07-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has applied for $1.98 million in HEAL NY funding to launch an innovative restructuring of its mental health services
Schoolchildren to name Memorial’s surgical robot
Feb-22-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is asking area schoolchildren to name its new surgical robot by participating in a “Name the Robot” contest.
Walk-in digital mammograms available at Summit Healthplex
Feb-20-2012 — Walk-in digital mammograms are now available at our Summit Healthplex outpatient service center, 6934 Williams Road, Suite 550, Wheatfield.
Robotic surgery coming to Memorial Medical Center
Feb-20-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is bringing the latest in surgical technology to Niagara County.
Child Advocacy Center of Niagara launches Safe Sleep Campaign
Jan-27-2012 — The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara has launched a countywide campaign to promote safe sleep practices for infants and lower the incidence of deaths attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Healthy Heart Fair to headline American Heart Month
Jan-27-2012 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Third Annual Healthy Heart Fair will serve as the centerpiece of a full month of free community health events promoting cardiac health during American Heart Month in February.
Margaret L. Wendt Foundation awards $125,000 challenge grant to Niagara Falls Memorial
Jan-26-2012 — The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation has awarded a $125,000 challenge grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to be used toward the renovation of a medical-surgical unit at the hospital.
Child Advocacy Center of Niagara launches Safe Sleep Campaign
Jan-09-2012 — The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara has launched a countywide campaign to promote safe sleep practices for infants and lower the incidence of deaths attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Roswell Park, Niagara Falls Memorial launch cancer initiative
Dec-13-2011 — A groundbreaking research project conducted by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), the University at Buffalo and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has become the springboard for a new health and wellness resource in the Cataract City.
Memorial receives AHA’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Quality Achievement Award
Dec-02-2011 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
Digital mammography, women's healthcare upgrades coming to Summit Healthplex
Nov-22-2011 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has set a Nov. 28 project start for $400,000 of building renovations and technology upgrades, including digital mammography, at the Summit Healthplex in Wheatfield.
Transformation journey brings $8.3 million in upgrades to Memorial Medical Center
Nov-22-2011 — A determined effort to address community healthcare needs has led to series of investments totaling more than $8 million in building, equipment and technology upgrades by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Horizon Health, Niagara Falls Memorial announce groundbreaking integrated care program
Nov-04-2011 — Horizon Health Services has applied to the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services for permission to establish an addiction services satelllite center at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Buffalo Heart Group, Memorial announce cardiology partnership
Oct-04-2011 — Cardiology services at The Heart Center of Niagara have expanded dramatically with the arrival as Buffalo Heart Group, LLP, one of Western New York’s largest and most highly regarded cardiology practices, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Bala completes prestigious surgical fellowship, joins Memorial Medical Center staff
Sep-19-2011 — Bala Thatigotla, M.D., M.R.C.S. – a general, gastrointestinal and advanced laparoscopic surgeon – has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after completing a fellowship in one of the nation’s top programs – the Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery/Bariatric Surgery program at the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Women's Medicine of Niagara, Niagara Falls Memorial partner to provide high-quality patient care
Aug-11-2011 — Niagara County’s busiest obstetrics and gynecology practice is now providing high quality patient care at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
D’Angelo, Flynn and Milbrand awarded Junior Volunteer scholarships
Aug-11-2011 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has awarded 2011 Junior Volunteer Scholarships to Nicholas D’Angelo, Zoe Flynn and Mitch Milbrand. The scholarships are funded by the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation and Auxiliary.
March of Dimes Foundation awards women’s health care grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Aug-11-2011 — The March of Dimes New York State Chapter has awarded a $44,865 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to support “Patient Education and Navigation for High-Risk Women,” a program that fills an unmet maternal and child health need here and will help more babies be born healthy.
Steinwald named Memorial HR director
Aug-11-2011 — David J. Steinwald, M.B.A., has been named Director of Human Resources at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Aug. 15.
Memorial’s transformation kicks into high gear
Jul-25-2011 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is celebrating summer with $6.7 million in capital improvements aimed at transforming the way health care is delivered to the Greater Niagara region.
Memorial receives approval for main entrance redesign
Jul-25-2011 — The Niagara Falls City Planning Board has approved plans for a two-phase redesign and expansion of the main entrance to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Bala completes prestigious fellowship, to join Memorial staff
Jul-25-2011 — Bala Thatigotla, M.D., M.R.C.S. – a general, gastrointestinal and advanced laparoscopic surgeon – will be joining the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Aug. 1.
Memorial mourns death of longtime President Don Corey
Jun-20-2011 — Don A. Corey, a giant in the local healthcare industry who served as president of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for 28 years, died Monday, June 13, at the age of 83.
Oishei Foundation awards Memorial $575,000 grant
Jun-14-2011 — The John R. Oishei Foundation has awarded a $575,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to support the renovation and redesign of Memorial's inpatient medical-surgical unit.
Sanjay Chadha promoted to vice president
May-27-2011 — Sanjay Chadha has been promoted to Vice President, Service Line Operations at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Memorial earns Get With The Guidelines Silver-Plus award for stroke care
May-19-2011 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Judith Nolan Powell elected to Memorial board
May-09-2011 — Judith Nolan Powell, first vice president and commercial relationship manager for HSBC Bank USA, has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.
National Children’s Alliance awards grant to Child Advocacy Center of Niagara
Mar-29-2011 — The National Children’s Alliance has awarded a $27,620 grant to the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara to enhance the quality of investigations into alleged child abuse and child neglect.
Heart Center of Niagara earns ACR accreditation
Mar-15-2011 — The Heart Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine.
Cummings Foundation awards $50,000 grant for telemetry system
Feb-24-2011 — The James H. Cummings Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to be used toward the purchase of a state-of-the-art telemetry system.
Memorial opens new primary care center to meet critical community need
Feb-23-2011 — A healthcare crisis caused by the sudden retirement of a Niagara Falls physician with a very large primary care practice has prompted Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to open a new primary care center in the heart of the city.
Memorial introduces new prenatal service
Feb-10-2011 — A new service that makes quality prenatal care more accessible and helps ensure area women deliver healthy babies has opened at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
State selects Schoellkopf staff to conduct Gold Stamp training
Jan-26-2011 — Representatives of the Schoellkopf Health Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center delivered a best practices training presentation at the Buffalo Regional Conference of the New York Gold Stamp Program to Reduce Pressure Ulcers.
Niagara County to establish child fatality review team with Memorial Medical Center
Jan-19-2011 — The Niagara County Department of Social Services has been awarded a $49,850 grant by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to develop a state-approved, countywide Child Fatality/Serious Injury Review Team.
Foundation chooses Falls Memorial for national quality initiative
Dec-06-2010 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is one of only 137 hospitals recently selected to participate in Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q), a national quality improvement initiative.
Diabetes Management: The key to a full, active life
Dec-03-2010 — Western Niagara County is in the throes of a diabetes epidemic.
Memorial appoints renal center medical director
Sep-22-2010 — Dr. Sujatha Addagatla has been named medical director of the Renal Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Kelemen to direct Child Advocacy Center of Niagara
Jul-20-2010 — Laura J. Kelemen, LCSW-R, has been appointed executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.
Memorial celebrates opening of new inpatient Behavioral Health & Wellness Center
Jun-18-2010 — State and county health officials joined the management and behavioral health staff of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center at ceremonies celebrating the opening of Memorial’s new $6.9 million inpatient Behavioral Health & Wellness Center.
Auxiliary raises $43,000 to support state-designated stroke center at Niagara Falls Memorial
Jun-18-2010 — The funds were raised by the Auxiliary and will be used to purchase medical equipment for the hospital’s state-designated stroke center.
Tucker appointed vice president
Apr-16-2010 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Ann Marie Tucker vice president of foundation and community relations.
Renal center opens at Memorial
Apr-09-2010 — Area residents in need of kidney dialysis services have a new option in Niagara with the opening of the Renal Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Pine Pharmacy, Wegmans partner with Memorial
Nov-13-2009 — Pine Pharmacy and Wegmans Food Markets have announced an innovative partnership with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to give qualifying patients discounts of up to 25 percent on their outpatient prescription drug purchases.
Harris awarded Sass Scholarship
Sep-28-2009 — Josephine Harris has been awarded the 2009 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship
Turner named to special events post
Sep-28-2009 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Cara Turner special events manager.
Memorial earns Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award
Aug-13-2009 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Heart Center of Niagara have received the Get With The GuidelinesSM–Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
Memorial Medical Center welcomes new hospitalists
Aug-13-2009 — Zubair Shaikh, M.D., M.S., and Sangeeta Kumar, M.D., have joined the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center staff as physicians in the hospitalist program.
Memorial Medical Center appoints Ibegbu pharmacy director
Aug-13-2009 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Mary-Attracta M. Ibegbu, Pharm.D., director of pharmacy services effective Aug. 31.
Memorial earns national CT accreditation
Jul-27-2009 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in 64-Slice CT Scan as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Car show raises money for Child Advocacy Center
Jul-22-2009 — The 2009 Freewheeler’s Car Club Annual Car Show and Basket Auction raised more than $1,600 for the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.
Family & Children’s Service of Niagara honors Child Advocacy Center staff member
Jul-22-2009 — Family & Children's Service of Niagara has awarded its 2009 Gerald J. Kozak Community Service Award to Betty Lamb, Ed.M., a clinical specialist with the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.
Passalugo appointed to emergency management post
Jul-14-2009 — Anne Passalugo, MPH, RRT, has been appointed Emergency Management/Ambulance Service Coordinator at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Center to Overhaul Health Care Delivery, Business Operations
Jun-15-2009 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center officials have announced they are embarking on a business plan that will transform health care delivery in Niagara Falls. The focus will be on clinical and business practices to change the way health care is delivered and on improving patient quality, outcomes and access while reducing medical costs.
Rep. Louise Slaughter praises Memorial, 1199 SEIU
May-28-2009 — U.S. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-28th District (NY) lauded collaborative efforts under way at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to revamp and refocus the safety net hospital’s healthcare services in anticipation of federal healthcare reform.
Celebrate Spring Celebrate Life
Mar-09-2009 — Memorial Medical Center, Upstate New York Transplant Services and the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls, NY will celebrate the arrival of spring with a celebration of life from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the mall’s Center Court, 1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
Health Department OKs new behavioral health center
Mar-02-2009 — The New York State Department of Health has granted final approval for construction of a new inpatient behavioral health center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
2009 Premier honors Dr. Fatma Patel, Ronald Campbell
Jan-22-2009 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center honored Fatma Patel, M.D., and Washington Mills Chief Operating Officer Ronald Campbell for their service to the hospital and community at the 2009 Premier.
Memorial announces 2009 Premier Co-Chairs
Dec-23-2008 — Chuck and Rosalie Longo and Drs. Rama and Vijay Bojedla have been named co-chairs of The 2009 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Dr. Marnie LaVigne, Dr. Ronald Clarke elected to Memorial's board of directors
Dec-23-2008 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has elected Marnie LaVigne, Ph.D., and Ronald Clarke, D.O. to its board of directors.
Falls woman awarded handmade afghan in breast cancer awareness drawing
Nov-19-2008 — Darlene Irish of Niagara Falls won a handmade pink afghan in a Breast Cancer Awareness Month drawing at the Medical Center.
Graduates of innovative training program begin work at Schoellkopf Health Center
Oct-21-2008 — Eleven Niagara County residents have been approved by the state Department of Health to begin work as certified nursing assistants at Schoellkopf Health Center after completing an innovative training program conducted by the Niagara Falls Housing Authority State University of New York ATTAIN Lab and Orleans-Niagara BOCES.
Area foundations pledge support for new adult behavioral health units
Oct-21-2008 — Two prominent Western New York foundations have announced awards to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for the construction of new adult inpatient behavioral health units, bringing grant support for the project to $500,000.
Study rates Memorial among nation's best
Oct-21-2008 — An independent study has ranked Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center the 12th best value for medical care out of 1,500 hospitals in the United States.
Hand and Shoulder Center of WNY expands to Memorial
Sep-09-2008 — The Hand and Shoulder Center of Western New York, an academic group practice committed to excellence in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of hand, elbow and shoulder disorders, is expanding into Niagara County through a new affiliation with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
American Heart Association recognizes Niagara Falls Memorial for quality cardiac care
Jul-18-2008 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Heart Center of Niagara have received the Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure (GWTG–HF) Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
Buffalo Philharmonic headlines Schoellkopf Park celebration
Jul-18-2008 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated the restoration of Schoellkopf Park with a concert by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on July 9. The free event, part of the National Grid Summer in the Parks series co-sponsored by Target Stores, was the first public event to be held in the park, located on Portage Road at Pine Avenue.
Cover the Uninsured
Jun-13-2008 — A joint community-based effort to bring health insurance coverage to uninsured children and their families was recently announced at a news conference held at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Memorial seeks volunteers for CARExpress service
May-19-2008 — Volunteer drivers and partners are being sought for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s CARExpress van, a service that meets a critical need for area patients by providing low-cost transportation to appointments at medical center facilities.
AHA honors Memorial for achievement in treating heart failure patients
Apr-07-2008 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Heart Center of Niagara have received the Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure (GWTG–HF) Bronze Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
Roscetti to chair Medical Center board
Mar-28-2008 — The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Board of Directors has elected James C. Roscetti chairperson and Cynthia A. Bianco vice chairperson for 2008.
Bon appétit! Memorial Auxiliary publishes recipe collection
Mar-28-2008 — “I Want That Recipe,” a collection of 300 mouthwatering recipes compiled by The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, is now on sale at the Medical Center Gift Shop.
Gentile earns designation as Certified Diabetes Educator
Mar-28-2008 — Karen Gentile, RD, CDE, a registered dietitian in the Diabetes & Endocrinology Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, has been awarded Certified Diabetes Educator status by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.
Memorial honors Don J. King at 2008 Premier
Jan-28-2008 — Don J. King, longtime member and current chairman of the board at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, was honored for his leadership and tireless efforts to improve the health and well-being of residents of the Greater Niagara community at The Premier, Memorial’s annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Federal grant to enhance patient safety at Memorial
Dec-20-2007 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a $457,500 federal grant to develop an enhanced patient safety program in conjunction with the Dr. Melvin B. Dyster Family Medicine Residency program.
Rep. Slaughter secures $400,000 for upgrades and research at The Heart Center of Niagara
Sep-13-2007 — Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-Fairport, chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, visited Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Heart Center of Niagara on Aug. 30 to announce $400,000 in funds for the facility.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine publishes Heart Center of Niagara study
Aug-20-2007 — A paper based on research done at The Heart Center of Niagara was published in the July 1 edition of the prestigious Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Memorial receives national recognition for quality cardiac and stroke care
Aug-10-2007 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is one of 277 hospitals in the United States recognized in the July 23 issue of US News & World Report by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines SM (GWTG) program in an ad for its performance achievement in cardiac and stroke patient care.
New Memorial program offers prescription drug savings
Jul-17-2007 — Patients who utilize services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center may be eligible to receive significant savings on their out-of-pocket prescription drug costs under a new Medical Center program.
Memorial granted echocardiography accreditation
Jul-03-2007 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, The Heart Center of Niagara and Memorial’s Summit Healthplex have been granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories.
ER1 nurses complete initial SAFE training
Jul-03-2007 — Four nurses from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s ER1 Emergency Department were among 16 area nurses who recently completed classroom training in the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) program.
Physician education program renamed in honor of Dr. Melvin B. Dyster
Jun-19-2007 — Niagara County’s only university-affiliated physician teaching program has been renamed the Dr. Melvin B. Dyster Family Medicine Residency Program to honor the doctor who established it more than 30 years ago.
Schoellkopf Park, NACC receive Oishei grants
May-31-2007
Memorial Patients Can Now Pay Online
May-30-2007 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has made it more convenient than ever for patients to pay their bills with the introduction of an online payment option.
Heart Center of Niagara upgrades patient services
Apr-30-2007 — The Heart Center of Niagara has streamlined access to cardiac care with the addition of a new liaison for patients and referring physicians.
Memorial celebrates Week of the Young Child
Apr-30-2007 — Memorial Child Care, a community service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, celebrated the Week of the Young Child to recognize the needs of young children and thank educators and others involved in building better futures for all children.
Memorial names Walker community health advocate
Apr-30-2007 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Charles A. Walker community health advocate.
United Way honors Memorial educator
Apr-30-2007 — The United Way of Niagara has named Muriel Forte, RN, of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center its Outstanding Employee Coordinator for 2006-2007.
AHA recognizes Memorial for quality cardiac care
Mar-28-2007 — The American Heart Association recently recognized Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as a participating hospital in its Get With the Guidelines – Coronary Artery Disease (GWTG-CAD) program.
Memorial names Grandinetti chief information officer
Mar-28-2007 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical has promoted Peggy Grandinetti to the newly created position of chief information officer.
Memorial names Lannon, Morinello to new posts
Mar-28-2007 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and two of its affiliates, the Memorial Medical Center Foundation and the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, have named three people to key positions.
Seneca Nation, Memorial sign healthcare agreement
Mar-28-2007 — The Seneca Nation of Indians and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical have signed an agreement that will allow Memorial to provide medical services to Seneca Nation members.
UNYTS honors Memorial CCU clinical coordinator
Mar-28-2007 — Upstate New York Transplant Services has named Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Janice M. Paternostro, RN, a 2007 Donation Champion.
New stroke care system activated at Memorial
Jan-18-2007 — The New York State Department of Health’s new REACH Telemedicine Stroke Care Program has been activated and is now online at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Heart Center launches exercise wellness program
Dec-27-2006 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has launched a new, medically supervised program at The Heart Center of Niagara for people seeking better physical fitness.
Four Tops headline Memorial's third annual Premier event
Nov-15-2006 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold its third annual Premier event on Jan. 20, 2007, at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Entertaining at the 2007 Premier will be The Four Tops.
Memorial names Gorman chief of emergency services
Nov-15-2006 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Gerald Gorman, MD, chief of emergency services at ER1.
Memorial's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program earns certification
Nov-01-2006
ER1/Heart Center of Niagara wins Brick by Brick Award
Sep-28-2006 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s new ER1/The Heart Center of Niagara was named Best Medical Complex at the 2006 Business First Brick by Brick Awards ceremony held Thursday at the Larkin at Exchange Building in Buffalo.
Memorial posts third consecutive surplus
Jul-24-2006 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recorded a $1.1 million surplus in 2005, marking the third consecutive year of surpluses for Niagara’s Premier Health Network.
Rose earns doctor of physical therapy degree
Jul-24-2006 — Terry M. Rose, director of Rehabilitation Services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, the Brain and Spine Center of Niagara and University Sports Medicine of Niagara, has been awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree by Daemen College.
ADA grants recognition to Memorial's "Living with Diabetes" education program
Jun-21-2006 — The American Diabetes Association has granted official recognition to “Living with Diabetes,” Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s self-management education program for people with diabetes.
Dr. Jain appointed to Memorial board
May-26-2006 — Naresh Jain, M.D., has been appointed to the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Board of Directors.
PRIME PLUS/Red Hot Mamas® get in the mood at Memorial
May-26-2006 — Dr. Roberta Gebhard will present “What’s Happening to Me? My Sleep, My Memory, My Moods, My Self” at the next PRIME PLUS/Red Hot Mamas® meeting June 5 at 7 p.m. in the Medical Center Auditorium.
State awards Memorial $500,000 to upgrade patient care technology
May-26-2006 — The New York State Department of Health has approved Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s application for funding to upgrade patient care technology in the ER1 Emergency Department and other clinical areas.
Memorial names Yale physician chief of neurosurgery
Apr-11-2006 — Michael Stoffman, M.D., an Ontario native currently serving as chief neurosurgery resident at Yale University, has been appointed chief of neurosurgery at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Memorial celebrates Week of the Young Child
Mar-30-2006 — Niagara Falls Memorial Child Care will celebrate The Week of the Young Child during the week of April 2-8. Week of the Young Child is celebrated across the country by hundreds of local organizations working to improve opportunities for young children.
GriefShare support group meets at Memorial
Mar-21-2006 — Weekly meetings of the recently formed GriefShare Support Group are now being held at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in the S-6 meeting room at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Memorial names Krolewski chief nursing officer
Mar-15-2006 — Joanne Krolewski, BS, RN, has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Nursing Officer. Her appointment is effective immediately.
Niagara Grief Center begins new support group at Memorial
Mar-15-2006 — The Niagara Grief Center is offering a series of support sessions for adults coping with grief following the sudden tragic death of a loved one.
Memorial dedicates new Heart Center of Niagara/ER1
Jan-27-2006 — More than 500 guests were on hand Jan. 26 as Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dedicated its new, $20 million ER1 Emergency Department and The Heart Center of Niagara.
Memorial's Heart Center of Niagara to be featured on Today
Jan-19-2006 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's groundbreaking approach to combating cardiac disease will receive national recognition Jan. 23 when The Heart Center of Niagara and its patients are featured on NBC's Today show.
Memorial Medical Center named Employer of the Year
Nov-10-2005 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was named Employer of the Year during ceremonies held Oct. 27 at the 10th Annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Buffalo.
ER1 to read real-time ECGs from inbound ambulance patients
Oct-26-2005 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Sen. George D. Maziarz announced that Memorial will become the first hospital in Western New York to install and use the lifesaving Medtronic LIFENET® RS Receiving Station.
Memorial posts second consecutive surplus
Jul-05-2005 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center posted a $1.4 million surplus in 2004, the second consecutive year Niagara’s Premier Health Network has finished in the black following a five-year period (1998-2002) of losses that totaled more than $18 million.
2005 Niagara Cup Classic raises money for new Emergency Department and Heart Center of Niagara
Jun-08-2005 — The 14th Annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament to benefit Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was held June 7 at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit the new Emergency Department and Heart Center ...
Memorial mammography facility receives reaccreditation
Jun-06-2005 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s diagnostic imaging facility at the Summit Healthplex has been granted a three-year reaccreditation by the American College of Radiology’s Committee on Mammography Accreditation.
Heart Center of Niagara announces research partnership
Mar-14-2005 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Heart Center of Niagara announced March 14 that they will partner with GE Healthcare, the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences at the University at Buffalo and Niagara Univer
University Sports Medicine joins Memorial Medical Center team
Mar-02-2005 — University Sports Medicine, Western New York’s premier practice for the treatment of orthopedic and sports-related conditions and injuries, formally opened its fourth location March 2 at the Summit Healthplex in Wheatfield.

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