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DNV Grants Kaleida Health Accreditation

DNV Grants Kaleida Health Accreditation

Continuing to pursue its goal of providing exceptional care to its patients in a safe environment, Kaleida Health has selected DNV Healthcare, Inc. to provide accreditation services for its hospitals.

Kaleida Health is the first healthcare system in Western New York to partner with DNV Healthcare Inc. and pursue ISO 9001 compliance.

James R. Kaskie, President and CEO of Kaleida Health said, “DNV brings a collaborative relationship that will help us—as a team—provide that level of care.  Their philosophy is to build a partnership of cooperation and instruction. Accreditation is very important as it recognizes an organization-wide and continual commitment to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.”

Kenmore East Select Choir Brings Holiday Cheer to Local Hospital

Kenmore East Select Choir Brings Holiday Cheer to Local Hospital

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The Kenmore East Select Choir helped spread holiday cheer today at Kenmore Mercy as part of the hospital's annual Sounds of the Season free concert series. 

The Kenmore East Select Choir is a select auditioned mixed choir from Kenmore East High School. The students have a very active schedule and perform throughout Western New York.

Kenmore Mercy Hospital strives to provide each patient with a fulfilling hospital experience. These performers will help the hospital give the patients and unique and special holiday experience, and help spread the joy of the season.

The next concert is on Monday, December 13 at 12:30 p.m. featuring the string duo of Leslie Bahler, violist and former patient, as well as Marilynn Standard.

 

Report Finds Hospitals Are Economic Anchors of Western New York

Report Finds Hospitals Are Economic Anchors of Western New York

ALBANY, N.Y — A recent Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) report found that Western New York’s hospitals maintain 51,440 jobs and generate $6.4 billion in economic activity.  Statewide, hospitals and health systems are responsible for 686,610 jobs and generate $108 billion in economic activity each year, or 9.4% of the Gross State Product.

Not only are hospitals among the top employers in the region, hospitals and their employees generate tremendous direct and indirect economic activity by purchasing goods and services from other businesses, and by investing in capital improvements.  Additionally, access to health care is a critical factor in statewide economic development and a prerequisite for attracting companies looking to expand or relocate.

“Hospitals clearly serve as economic anchors of Western New York,” said HANYS’ President Daniel Si

Holy Cuteness!

Holy Cuteness!

Patients and staff at Kenmore Mercy Hospital got a very special treat this morning thanks to firstgraders from St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic School in Kenmore. Dressed as precious little angels, the children visited Kenmore Mercy Hospital on Friday, December 10 to present a holy hour, complete with Advent songs, readings, and prayers. Patients were able to watch the performance which was broadcast in rooms. 

Kenmore's Driving Force For The Physically Challenged

Kenmore's Driving Force For The Physically Challenged

Courier Express Feb. 21, 1965

Genius of P.A. Dunn Boon to Handicapped 

  INVENTOR OF NOTE -- The varied inventions of Paul A. Dunn Jr. range from a jack for airplanes that is used on a Gemini spacecraft, to special equipment for the handicapped and for hospital patients. The Dunn Manual Drive Control enables a driver to operate the brakes and accelerator of his car with either his right or left hand.  That is the invention for which Paul Dunn is internationally known. Recently he received enquiries concerning it from Ford Motor Co. of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Outcomes for Patients of Cystic Fibrosis Center at Women & Children’s Hospital Among Best in US

The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Western New York at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is among the highest performing centers in the United States according to data compiled by the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation measuring the most relevant clinical outcomes for patients.

Measures of pulmonary and nutritional status are the strongest predictors of future health in people with cystic fibrosis, a life-shortening genetic disease that causes thick mucus in the lungs and trouble digesting food.  Data measuring lung function (FEV1) and body mass index (a nutritional indicator) for patients receiving care from the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center of WNY both are ranked among the highest performing centers nationally.

For the measure of lung function (FEV1), the percentage predicted for patients 18 to 29 years in 2009 (most recent data available) at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo was 82.  The national median for this percentage related to lung fun

New Location for Erie County Department Of Health STD Clinic

New Location for Erie County Department Of Health STD Clinic

The Erie County Department of Health will be re-locating its Preventive Health Services Clinic from the current second floor Rath Building location to a recently renovated site in the Jesse Nash Health Center located at 608 William Street in Buffalo.

The Preventive Health Services Clinic offers treatment and counseling for patients and contacts who may have contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD), along with HIV testing, and community educational outreach. All services will continue to be free and confidential.

Service hours for the clinic will be Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m.- noon, and 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.; and Friday 10:00 a.m.- noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Free parking is also available at this location.

In order to complete the move, the clinic in the Rath Building will be closing Friday, December 10th at 12 noon, and will re-open at the new site on Tuesday, December 14th at 8:30 a.m.