What's New

Passalugo named Corporate Compliance Officer

May 28, 2015

Anne Passalugo, MPH, RRT, has been appointed Corporate Compliance Officer/Director of Risk Management at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective June 1. Passalugo, who joined the medical center staff in... [ learn more ]

McClain named Director of Emergency Management, Community Programs

May 28, 2015

Memorial Medical Center has appointed Kendra McClain as Director of Emergency Management and Community Programs effective June 1. McClain, who has more than fifteen years of healthcare industry experience, is... [ learn more ]

Nurse practitioner Michele Sneed joins Primary Care team

May 28, 2015

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has added Nurse Practitioner Michele Sneed, RN, MS, ANP-BC, to its Summit Family Health Center staff. Sneed is a graduate of Niagara County Community College... [ learn more ]

Memorial, Women & Children's announce partnership

May 28, 2015

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has partnered with Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo to add a special kind of physician expertise to its labor and delivery services with the appointment of obstetrician laborists to its medical staff. Laborists are OB/GYN... [ learn more ]

Jane Armbruster appointed VP for Foundation, Community Relations

May 28, 2015

Jane Armbruster, MPH, CFRE, has been appointed Vice President, Foundation and Community Relations at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Armbruster is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the... [ learn more ]

James H. Cummings Foundation to underwrite rehab facility

May 14, 2015

The James H. Cummings Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant to underwrite an onsite rehabilitation therapy facility at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. The gift will support Memorial’s $3 million Cardiac/Stroke... [ learn more ]

Inspirational volunteer makes another TV news appearance

May 11, 2015

Memorial Medical Center volunteer George Augstell has another hit on his hands.  George, who is developmentally disabled and has been selected to own and operate the food and beverage kiosk at the new Golisano Center for Community Health, is featured this... [ learn more ]

Memorial's Get Well Stay Well Program gets results

May 07, 2015

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today announced promising results from the first year of its innovative Get Well Stay Well program. The program, which serves adults age 55 and older, will celebrate its one year anniversary on May 19. “The outcomes of... [ learn more ]

Annual Stroke Fair, Time Lost is Brain Lost: Preventing and Treating Stroke

May 07, 2015

On Thursday, May 14 Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its annual Stroke Fair from 2-5pm in the medical center's main auditorium. Despite the tremendous toll stroke takes,... [ learn more ]

Get your tickets now for our Famous Rib and Chicken Dinner

May 07, 2015

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President & CEO Joseph Ruffolo, left, Bakery Restaurant & Lounge proprietor Dave Young and Medical Center Auxiliary Past President Mary Norton sample the fare... [ learn more ]

Memorial receives GWTG-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

May 06, 2015

Award demonstrates commitment to quality care for stroke patients Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the... [ learn more ]

Applications available for Sass nursing scholarship

May 05, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing. Named in honor of Dr. and Mrs. William O. Sass, the scholarship is awarded annually to one or more qualified... [ learn more ]

Memorial to expand Wound Center of Niagara

May 05, 2015

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, a full-service, 171-bed regional medical center with extensive inpatient and outpatient services, today announced plans to expand its busy Wound Center of Niagara. The center, which opened in November 2013, is a collaborative effort of the... [ learn more ]

Annual stroke fair to feature yoga demonstration, life coach presentation

May 05, 2015

The focus will be on prevention when Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center holds “Time Lost is Brain Lost – Preventing and Treating Stroke,” its sixth annual National Stroke Awareness Month health fair, from 2 to 5 p.m. May 14 in... [ learn more ]

Psychiatrist joins behavioral health team at Niagara Falls Memorial

May 05, 2015

Viktor Yatsynovich, M.D., a psychiatrist with extensive experience in both outpatient and inpatient care, has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. A graduate of Minsk State Medical... [ learn more ]

Star volunteer to live out his dream at new Golisano Center for Community Health

Apr 29, 2015

Reporter Katie Morse of 7 Eyewitness News in Buffalo has reported an inspirational story about Memorial Medical Center volunteer George Augstell.   George, who is developmentally disabled, participates in a job support program at Rivershore Inc. and has been selected... [ learn more ]

Seneca Nation Health executive elected to medical center board

Apr 28, 2015

Timothy J. Waterman, 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. Waterman holds a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Bonaventure... [ learn more ]

Construction begins on new Golisano Center

Apr 17, 2015

The Golisano Foundation and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Golisano Center for Community Health. The innovative center, scheduled for completion in 2016,... [ learn more ]

Work Begins on Schoellkopf Park extension

Apr 14, 2015

Wayside Landscaping & Nursery has begun work on a project to extend historic Schoellkopf Park along the full length of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus. The... [ learn more ]

Memorial names Antonina Napierala coordinator of bariatric services

Apr 09, 2015

Antonina Napierala, RN, BSN, has joined the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center staff as Coordinator of Bariatric Services. Napierala is a graduate of D’Youville College, where she earned a... [ learn more ]

Niagara Falls Memorial to host Look Good Feel Better program

Apr 09, 2015

Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength but it doesn’t have to take away her self-confidence. Look Good Feel Better is a free American Cancer Society program that offers techniques to restore self-image and cope with... [ learn more ]

Auxiliary awards scholarships for 2015

Apr 09, 2015

The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical has awarded Esther L. Werner & Helene Barter Scholarships to two employees for 2015. The $750 scholarship recipients are Diane Milbrand and Darren Vukovic. Milbrand has been employed at Niagara Falls Memorial for 11 years... [ learn more ]

Memorial welcomes physicians to women's services team

Apr 09, 2015

Three experienced obstetrician/gynecologists have joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Ryan C. Arnold, M.D., is a graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine... [ learn more ]

Niagara Falls Memorial, Mount St. Mary's take to ice for annual charity game

Mar 26, 2015

Doctors, nurses and staff members from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center took to the ice Friday evening (March 20) for their second... [ learn more ]

DeCarlo named director of Quality Management

Mar 24, 2015

Jacqueline DeCarlo has joined our staff as Director of Quality Management. Jacqueline earned her Executive MBA at Medaille College after completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at D’Youville... [ learn more ]

Niagara Cup names co-chairs for 2015 tournament

Mar 24, 2015

Niagara Cup names co-chairs for 2015 tournament The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation has named a Niagara Falls chiropractor and a local business executive chairpersons of the 24th Annual Niagara Cup Classic. Dr. Michael Cardamone and Douglas Mooradian will chair the... [ learn more ]

Schoellkopf Health Center is getting an extreme update

Mar 24, 2015

The Schoellkopf Health Center is getting an extreme makeover. Work has begun on a $1.5 million renovation project that will see the 120-bed facility receive new lighting, flooring and wall coverings throughout its hallways. Each resident’s private room will receive the... [ learn more ]

Celebrity chefs to face off today for healthy hearts

Feb 19, 2015

When is delicious pizza good pizza for your heart? When two of Niagara’s best known chefs decide to put their hearts into making it that way. Hell’s Kitchen finalist Chef Bobby Anderson will face off against Tenth Street Café Executive Chef... [ learn more ]

Roswell Park physician to keynote Black History Celebration

Feb 06, 2015

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its Eighth Annual Black History Celebration on Friday, Feb. 13 in the Medical Center Auditorium, 621 Tenth St., Niagara Falls. A presentation by Memorial and the Roswell Park Office of Cancer Disparities will begin... [ learn more ]

Cancer Services Program provides free cancer screenings to the uninsured

Jan 22, 2015

The Niagara County Cancer Services program is now scheduling breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening for eligible uninsured residents. A service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, the program works with other Niagara County hospitals,... [ learn more ]

The New Memorial: Embracing positive change for a healthier community

Jan 19, 2015

By Joseph A. Ruffolo, President & CEO The New Memorial embraced positive change on several fronts in 2014 with the achievement of several significant milestones designed to position us for... [ learn more ]

Memorial, Niagara University dedicate new Tenth Street Cafe

Jan 15, 2015

Niagara University’s president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., D.Min, and Memorial Medical Center President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo today celebrated a unique partnership between the two cornerstones of the community with the dedication and blessing of the new... [ learn more ]

Oishei Foundation awards challenge grant for new Golisano Center

Jan 08, 2015

The John R. Oishei Foundation has awarded a $250,000 challenge grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in support of Memorial’s new Golisano Center for Community Health. The grant is conditioned on the Memorial Medical Center Foundation raising a matching amount. The... [ learn more ]

2015 Premier to honor Seneca President Snyder, Dr. Ko

Oct 10, 2014

The president of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the medical director for Adult Behavioral Health Services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will be honored at The 2015 Premier, Memorial’s annual dinner gala. The event will be held Saturday, Jan.... [ learn more ]

Jacobs awarded Sass Scholarship

Oct 06, 2014

Taraneh Jacobs has been awarded the 2014 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship. Named in honor of Dr. and Mrs. William O. Sass, the scholarship is awarded annually to... [ learn more ]

DePaul-Memorial supportive housing partnership will support new Golisano Center for Community Health

Sep 24, 2014

Living Opportunities of DePaul, Inc., has been awarded a renewable $400,000 annual New York State Department of Health grant to provide supported housing for 40 people who receive care management services from the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Health Home. The... [ learn more ]

Tom Golisano Makes Gift of $3.5 Million for center to serve people with special needs

Sep 16, 2014

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received a $3.5 million gift, the largest in its history, from businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano to support construction of an... [ learn more ]

Memorial announces co-chairs for The 2015 Premier

Sep 11, 2014

Christin and Dr. Venkat Kolli and Gary and Francine Hall have been named co-chairs of The 2015 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala. Dr. Kolli, a fellow... [ learn more ]

Dr. Mangat joins primary care team

Sep 11, 2014

Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D., has joined the growing team of primary care providers at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. A graduate of Government Medical College in Patiala, India, Dr. Mangat subsequently... [ learn more ]

New York State Department of Health awards county Cancer Services Program to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Aug 29, 2014

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been selected by the New York State Department of Health to administer the Niagara County Cancer Services Program. The program, which previously operated under the auspices of the Niagara County Department of Public Health, oversees... [ learn more ]

Dr. Vikram Vattipally joins surgical team

Aug 14, 2014

Vikram Reddy Vattipally, M.D., M.S., M.R.C.S., a bariatric and minimally invasive specialty surgeon, has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. American Board certified in General Surgery,... [ learn more ]

Wound Center of Niagara earns RestorixHealth Center of Excellence Award

Aug 14, 2014

RestorixHealth, a management company which develops and operates wound care centers of excellence nationwide, is pleased to announce that The Wound Center of Niagara is a recipient of their newly-launched Wound... [ learn more ]

We need your help

Sep 16, 2014

Dear Western New York Health Care Consumer: We need your input to help guide the design of programs that will help us achieve the goals of higher quality care, better health and lower cost. Please take a few minutes to ... [ learn more ]

Dr. Venkat Kolli named full time Chief of Surgery

Aug 15, 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. His appointment was announced by Vice President &... [ learn more ]

Department of Health awards $376,000 grant to Memorial for innovative post hospital care program

Jul 28, 2014

Building Bridges to Home and Community Care is an innovative program to support family members caring for Medicaid beneficiaries at home and in the community. The new program will restructure the hospital discharge process to ensure better post-hospital care and reduce... [ learn more ]