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New Memorial Cath Lab Saves Lives of Eight Patients

Because the pains started in his back, Philip Settimi didn’t know he was having a heart attack or that he was about to die.  » Read more about: New Memorial Cath Lab Saves Lives of Eight Patients  »


Keeping Up with NFMMC – April 2017

Welcome to the April edition of Memorial Medical Center’s monthly news digest: “Keeping Up with NFMMC.”
This month we celebrate the opening of Niagara County’s first and only cardiac catheterization laboratory at The Heart Center of Niagara, the awarding of a state job development grant that will benefit 120 future care coordinators and the induction of ER1 Emergency Department Personal Care Assistant Evelyn Harris into the Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame.
Read these stories and so much more in “Keeping Up with NFMMC!”  » Read more about: Keeping Up with NFMMC – April 2017  »


NFMMC awarded grant to prepare 120 people for the future of patient care

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a New York State Department of Health grant to prepare 120 people for the future of patient care.  » Read more about: NFMMC awarded grant to prepare 120 people for the future of patient care  »


1199SEIU, NFMMC launch joint campaign

“Building on the Tradition of Quality Care”
As every Western New Yorker knows, there are only two seasons in our region: winter and construction. Since winter will soon be behind us, it is time to begin planning for what is next. On March 9, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) and 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East (1199SEIU), the healthcare workers’ union representing 800 employees at Niagara Falls Memorial, unveiled NiagaraFallsMemorialCares.org and launched a major joint initiative to secure funding for needed capital and infrastructure improvements on the medical center’s campus.  » Read more about: 1199SEIU, NFMMC launch joint campaign  »


Dr. DiPaola to present free program on shoulder arthritis

 
Although shoulders are less likely to be involved with arthritis than hips or knees, shoulder arthritis is quite common. But, its not always as straightforward as one might think.
Matthew J. DiPaola, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in treating shoulder arthritis, will discuss its diagnosis and treatment during a program on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at The Niagara, the new community center at 530 66th St. on the Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr.  » Read more about: Dr. DiPaola to present free program on shoulder arthritis  »


Column: Niagara Falls Memorial will save taxpayers millions

As the owner of a local manufacturing business, Western New York newspaper columnist Bob Confer pays close attention to health care costs — both his company’s and those we all pay for with our tax dollars.
This week Confer, who writes for both the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal and the Niagara Gazette, provides an insightful overview of Memorial Medical Center’s efforts to give Medicaid recipients a value-added health care experience that also give taxpayers their money’s worth.  » Read more about: Column: Niagara Falls Memorial will save taxpayers millions  »


Renowned designer creates winter wonderland at Memorial

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to the talents of Richard Nashwinter, a local interior designer who has donated hundreds of hours to the medical center through the years.
His creativity provides a warm welcome to visitors and staff alike. Richard donated exuberant trees, adorned the lobby with striking holiday colors and painted the waterfall located outside of the gift shop, describing it as a “midnight winter” theme. The surrounding area takes on the feel of an ice land with big holiday trees,  » Read more about: Renowned designer creates winter wonderland at Memorial  »


Wound Center of Niagara named Center of Excellence

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is pleased to announce The Wound Center of Niagara is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s Center of Excellence award.
RestorixHealth’s highest achievement, the Center of Excellence Award distinguishes centers that have demonstrated exceptional success by meeting or exceeding clinical, operational and financial benchmarks in different categories, including healing outcomes and safety, along with a patient satisfaction rate of 95 percent or higher. The Wound Center of Niagara is one of the four centers that has achieved this designation.  » Read more about: Wound Center of Niagara named Center of Excellence  »


Niagara University, Memorial announce expansion of ‘dynamic and robust partnership’

What do you get when you combine an innovative force in healthcare with a pioneering presence in higher education?
Western New York is about to find out.
Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, two of the region’s most service-oriented institutions, today announced they have engaged in a joint effort to promote economic growth, enhance workforce development and expand international tourism.
The initiative builds on a longstanding relationship that includes a robust student internship program,  » Read more about: Niagara University, Memorial announce expansion of ‘dynamic and robust partnership’  »


Niagara Falls Memorial is awarded three-year national reaccreditation

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded a three-year reaccreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after the HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the quality and safety standards of the medical center and its satellite locations.
“Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care,” said Lawrence Haspel, D.O., chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation for the HFAP.  » Read more about: Niagara Falls Memorial is awarded three-year national reaccreditation  »