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Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Coaches from West Seneca East Senior High School are the first from a Western New York school to become certified in Primordial Strength Inc.’s Concussion Reduction Basic Neck Training as part of their football strength training certification, according to Primordial President Steven Helmicki. Concussion certification and explosive power endurance certification is available for all sports and can be taught in your school.

Kenmore Mercy Associates “Deck the Hall” for Wreath Auction

Kenmore Mercy Associates “Deck the Hall” for Wreath Auction

The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation and Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary are hosting “Deck the Halls,” a wreath decorating contest featuring wreaths designed by the hospital’s employees and volunteers.  Community members are welcome to view and purchase wreaths via Chinese auction from December 1 – December 10.  Wreaths will be displayed at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Avenue, in the outpatient hallway

“This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season. The wreath has that sense of tradition with it, but then there are so many things that you do with a wreath,” said Susan Jandzinski, Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation Annual Fund Director.  “We hope it will be a successful event that raises a lot of money to help the hospital."

Free Adult Flu Shot & Health Screening Clinic at The Belle Center

Buffalo, New York – December 1, 2010 – The winter season is here and we want to help adult members in the community fight the flu virus. Flu shots, blood pressure and diabetes screenings will be given: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 6th, at 104 Maryland Street Buffalo, NY 14201.

Insurance cards should be brought if the person is insured. If a person does not have insurance, they will not be turned away. This event is free to the community and sponsored by Catholic Health Charities Health Connection, The Belle Center and Holy Cross Church. 

March of Dimes Partners with Statewide Health Agencies to Address Late Preterm Birth

In an effort to reduce the number of late preterm births, the March of Dimes New York Chapter announced today it will partner with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York State Chapter of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG District II) to help educate health care providers and the public on the importance of the last weeks of pregnancy and the risk of early deliveries.  A healthy, full term-pregnancy lasts 39-40 weeks, yet there has been a rise in births scheduled prior to that time through inductions and C-sections that are not medically necessary - a practice once thought to be safe.  Research shows that scheduling births, even a few weeks too early, may result in babies having feeding, breathing and learning problems.  They are also more likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). 

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Donates $1 Million to Kaleida Health

The Kaleida Health Foundation today announced a $1 million donation by Ralph and Mary Wilson through the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to support adult day care and home care in Western New York.

Mary Wilson was on hand to present the gift from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to James R. Kaskie, president and CEO of Kaleida Health, at the DeGraff Memorial Hospital Adult Day Care Center in North Tonawanda.

“On behalf of all of the patients we serve, I want to thank the Wilson’s for their generosity,” said James R. Kaskie, the president and CEO of Kaleida Health. “Their compassion and caring will directly impact our adult day care patients as well as those we serve in home care.”

The funding will be used to subsidize the cost of attendance and transportation to the adult day care program.  It will also provide funding for programmatic activities and much needed capital purchases such as equipment and supplies.

Local Fitness Expert to Celebrate a Decade of Writing for International Strength Magazine

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki, a resident of East Aurora, will celebrate his 10th year of writing for MILO: A Journal For Serious Strength Athletes, in December. Published by IronMind, MILO is the pre-eminent international strength magazine.

DASCO/Krog Selected to Develop Medical Office Building for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Kaleida Health has announced that the DASCO/Krog development team has been selected to construct a new $11 million medical office building for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

“Through a physician-led discussion and analysis, we have found that a medical office building on the hospital campus is the next logical step to take after the success of our recent expansion and the unprecedented growth that the hospital has witnessed over the past few years,” said Chris Lane, president of Millard Fillmore Hospital.

DASCO, based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is a nationally renowned healthcare development firm.  For more than 23 years, DASCO has specialized in the development, acquisition and management of medical office buildings and healthcare facilities.