NIAGARA FALLS, NY — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) is pleased to announce a significant donation from Scott Bieler, President and CEO of West Herr Auto Group, for the renovation of its auditorium into the Scott Bieler Family Foundation Innovation & Training Center. The renovation is set to begin in January, with completion expected by June 2024.
This transformative project aims to modernize the current auditorium into a state-of-the-art center for education, orientation, and professional development. The new center will have advanced audio-visual technology and interactive smart boards, serving both the medical center and the Western New York community.
“This generous donation from Mr. Bieler is a game-changer for us,” said Joseph Ruffolo, President and CEO of NFMMC. “The newly renovated center will usher in a new era of advanced training and educational excellence, profoundly impacting the standard of healthcare we deliver.”
The current NFMMC auditorium, a multipurpose space for meetings, health clinics, and various training sessions, has long been due for an upgrade. Bieler’s donation marks a substantial contribution toward the project’s total cost.
Scott Bieler, renowned for his philanthropic endeavors throughout Western New York, serves as President of the Scott Bieler Family Foundation. Bieler’s dedication to supporting local healthcare causes has earned him numerous awards and recognitions for his many contributions to the region.
“Supporting NFMMC in its mission to educate and train healthcare professionals is an honor,” said Bieler. “This project aligns perfectly with my foundation’s goals to improve healthcare and the well-being of the community.”
Memorial plays a vital role in training future healthcare professionals by partnering with various educational institutions to enhance programs in nursing, radiology, pharmacy, physical therapy, and more. NFMMC has affiliations with several colleges and universities in Western New York, including the University of Buffalo, Niagara University, Purdue University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), St. John Fisher University, Niagara County Community College, and D’Youville University, among others. Additionally, the center collaborates with local high schools such as Niagara Falls High School, Lewiston Porter High School, and Grand Island High School, to provide comprehensive programs in nursing, radiologic technology, pharmacy, physical therapy, surgical technology, and more.
ABOUT NIAGARA FALLS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
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.