Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Begins Construction on $2.8 Million MRI Imaging Center

August 30, 2023

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) proudly announces the start of construction on the state-of-the-art MRI Center of Niagara, a landmark initiative to bring the latest medical imaging technology, a 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit, to NFMMC’s downtown campus.

Representing an investment of $2.8 million, the MRI Center of Niagara underscores NFMMC’s commitment to providing convenient and rapid access to top-tier diagnostic tools for patients throughout the region. With the new center, patients can expect to benefit from higher-quality scans, ensuring faster diagnosis and early detection of cancers and other potentially life-threatening conditions at stages where they are most treatable.

“Our goal is to reduce health disparities in the Niagara region and provide timely access to appropriate treatments for all patients,” said Joseph Ruffolo, President & CEO of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. “The MRI Center of Niagara will significantly enhance our ability to diagnose various conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart valve issues, inflammation of heart tissues, tumors, and damage from heart attacks.”

The MRI Center will be located within Memorial’s Heart Center, which will integrate outpatient diagnostic services at a single and convenient location. The MRI project is expected to be finished and fully operational, ready to serve the Niagara region by early 2024.

For those who wish to contribute to this transformative project, please visit <http://www.nfmmc.org/GiveToMRIhttps://www.nfmmc.org/givetomri.


Founded in 1895, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) has a long tradition of serving the Niagara community. NFMMC’s hospital and primary stroke program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, and its primary care network is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Memorial’s inpatient services include a cardiac/stroke unit, a medical–surgical unit, an ICU, a Labor and Delivery unit, and an Adult Inpatient Psychiatry unit, the only one of its kind in Niagara County. Memorial serves as a Center for Community Health by operating five primary care centers, a large outpatient adult mental health clinic, a Health Home, and several innovative community-based services.   Thanks to a partnership with Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, and Erie County Medical Center, NFMMC operates the only cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County. Memorial is also home to the Golisano Medical Oncology Center, which operates in collaboration with Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center.

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