Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Hosts Representatives from Senator Schumer’s Office to Discuss Importance of Protecting 340B Drug Pricing Program

April 17, 2023

WHAT: Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) will host representatives from New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s office for a presentation and discussion about the importance of investing in the Section 340B Drug Pricing Program, which enables low-income, high-risk patients in Niagara Falls to access necessary care.

WHO: NFMMC leadership, including Joeseph A. Ruffolo (NFMMC, CEO), Sheila K. Kee (NFMCC, COO), Richard Braun (NFMCC, CFO), Al Hammonds (NFMCC, Sr. Vice President), and pharmacy educator Thomas Latuga, Pharm.D, BCPS (NFMCC, Director of 340B Program) will highlight the challenges facing 340B hospitals. Additionally, the visit will feature discussions on 340B partnerships that advocate for hospitals serving vulnerable communities. The presentation will be followed by a tour of NFMMC facilities.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. First-floor board room. 621 Tenth Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14302

HOW: For interviews, photo opportunities, or additional information, please contact Sean Dwyer at 716-908-8019 and sean.dwyer@nfmmc.org<mailto:sean.dwyer@nfmmc.org>.


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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