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Keeping Up with NFMMC features latest updates

The November edition of our medical center newsletter, “Keeping up with NFMMC” is now available. This edition includes news about our recent Patient Safety and OB/GYN Center awareness events, a well attended community outreach effort by our River Road Primary Care Center and an historic agreement with other area health systems to provide lifesaving cardiac care services in Niagara County. 
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Child Advocacy Center earns national reaccreditation

The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara has been awarded a five-year reaccreditation by the National Children’s Alliance.
The Alliance is the national association and accrediting body for children’s advocacy centers (CACs) across the country.
A children’s advocacy center is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal from abuse, and hold offenders accountable.
“This accreditation reflects the commitment, dedication and professionalism of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara’s staff and our partners in criminal justice,  » Read more about: Child Advocacy Center earns national reaccreditation  »


Child Advocacy Center to celebrate 20th anniversary

The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara will celebrate 20 Years of Working Hand in Hand for Children at a reception to be held Monday, Nov. 16 at the Lockport Town and Country Club.
Proceeds will support furnishings for the therapy and children’s waiting rooms at the center’s new home in the Golisano Center for Community Health. The Golisano Center is scheduled to open next spring on the campus of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
The anniversary event is being held in partnership with the Child Abuse Intervention Project,  » Read more about: Child Advocacy Center to celebrate 20th anniversary  »


Niagara Falls Memorial announces historic plan for cardiac services

Will join Catholic Health, ECMC and Kaleida Health to jointly operate cardiac catheterization laboratory
NIAGARA FALLS, NY – In an effort to address the pressing need for cardiac catheterization services in Niagara County, four Western New York health systems today announced a unique community collaboration to make this lifesaving care readily accessible to residents throughout the Niagara region.
It is believed to be the first time in New York State that four distinct health systems have agreed to tackle an issue of such importance in such a collaborative manner.  » Read more about: Niagara Falls Memorial announces historic plan for cardiac services  »


Keeping Up with NFMMC features latest medical center news

The October edition of our new medical center newsletter, “Keeping Up with NFMMC” is now available.  This edition includes news about the upcoming Premier gala dinner dance and Safe at Home conference, our recent Schoellkopf Health Center upgrades and the prestigious award given CEO Joseph Ruffolo by the Golisano Foundation. 
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‘Guardian angel’ will help patients with chronic disease

People with chronic conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure and bacterial pneumonia now have a new care option.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today announced it has implemented an innovative program that assigns a “guardian angel” to work with patients in its ER1 Emergency Department.
Dubbed the Rapid Response Team Process, it’s designed to help those patients and their families cut through the red tape and transition them directly to the most appropriate level of care.  » Read more about: ‘Guardian angel’ will help patients with chronic disease  »


Schoellkopf Health Center celebrates $1.5M upgrade

The Schoellkopf Health Center is celebrating the completion of more than $1.5 million in upgrades to the 120-bed facility.
The facility’s new look includes the renovation of all residential rooms as well as patient accommodations in its subacute care, short-term rehab and hospice units.
“Floors have been replaced, new room furnishings and window treatments have been purchased, all our lounge and dining areas have been upgraded and even our bathing and shower areas have been modernized,” said Schoellkopf Administrator John Durno.  » Read more about: Schoellkopf Health Center celebrates $1.5M upgrade  »


Memorial surgeons perform 650th robotic procedure

The surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is celebrating another milestone: the successful completion of their 650th robotic-assisted surgery.
Memorial introduced robotic surgery to the Greater Niagara Region in 2012 with the purchase and implementation of “SAL,” a $1.7 million da Vinci surgical system. SAL, which stands for Save A Life, was named by then fifth-grader Gabriella Baratta in a countywide naming contest for schoolchildren.
Since then, SAL has been a welcome and busy addition to Memorial’s surgical staff,  » Read more about: Memorial surgeons perform 650th robotic procedure  »


Golisano Foundation to honor Ruffolo

Medical Center CEO is one of six to receive first-ever Move to Include Award
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo has been named one of the first-ever recipients of the Move to Include Award by the Golisano Foundation.
The award and its recipients were announced today. The honorees, including Ruffolo, will be honored Thursday, Oct. 15, following a dinner reception celebrating the Golisano Foundation’s 30th anniversary at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester.  » Read more about: Golisano Foundation to honor Ruffolo  »


2016 Premier to honor Tom Golisano, Dr. Mark D. Perry

The founder of one of the largest private foundations in the United States dedicated exclusively to helping people with intellectual disabilities and a prominent hospital board member and radiologist will be honored at The 2016 Premier, Memorial’s annual dinner gala.
The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
Tom Golisano is the founder and chairman of Paychex and former owner of the Buffalo Sabres.  » Read more about: 2016 Premier to honor Tom Golisano, Dr. Mark D. Perry  »