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Take the Chill Out of Winter with Spray Foam Insulation 

Take the Chill Out of Winter with Spray Foam Insulation 

It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. What if there was one resolution that would benefit you, the stability of your home and the environment all at the same time? Now that sounds like a resolution worth keeping!

If you want to pull off the triple crown of resolutions, you may want to look into the advantages of polyurethane spray foam insulation for your home.

How will spray foam insulation benefit you personally? That’s simple; it will put more money in your wallet! Homeowners who turn to a proven product such as Foamsulate to properly insulate their homes can expect long-term savings of 40 percent or more on their heating and cooling costs. 

Senator Ortt and AT&T Provide Troops With Free Calls Home for the Holidays

Senator Ortt and AT&T  Provide Troops With Free Calls Home for the Holidays

In time for the holidays, more than 900 donated cell phones will help provide calling cards for our deployed troops and veterans to call home

Catholic Charities, Partners Embark on Caregiver Initiative Designed to Cover Seven Counties

Catholic Charities, Partners Embark on Caregiver Initiative Designed to Cover Seven Counties

Catholic Charities of Buffalo and its eight partners are mobilizing for a January 1 start for the comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative, the result of a $7.5 million award announced recently by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Through the five-year grant, a focused, collaborative service network is being developed to support and impact caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia across seven counties in Western New York.  The goal is to expand the safety net for caregivers by recognizing and addressing the need for supports and stress reduction strategies.

Kenmore Mercy Hospital Earns Third Consecutive Gold Seal of Approval® in Knee and Hip Replacement

Kenmore Mercy Hospital Earns Third Consecutive Gold Seal of Approval® in Knee and Hip Replacement

Kenmore Mercy Hospital is pleased to announce that its Knee & Hip Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission as a certified center of excellence. There are no other certified joint replacement centers within a 75-mile radius of the Buffalo area.

One of 19 Hospitals in the State to Receive this Award

As Catholic Health’s Orthopedic Campus of Excellence, Kenmore Mercy is one of only 19 hospitals in New York State to receive this quality certification in both knee and hip replacements.

To achieve these certifications, Kenmore Mercy’s total joint replacement programs underwent a rigorous, voluntary, on-site review in October that looked at all aspects of care including patient education, leadership, and medication management.

Drug Epidemic Increases Need for Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors

Drug Epidemic Increases Need for Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors

 

The facts are clear, and very disturbing — the region’s drug epidemic is worsening by the day. In fact, during a recent 24-hour period, 10 heroin overdoses were reported in Western New York. 

“With the increase in drug addiction comes the need for more qualified healthcare professionals to help handle the problem,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. The nonprofit organization offers the 350 hours of chemical dependency education required by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to become a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). They also offer individual classes for those who are re-credentialing.

Pharmacists at Catholic Health dispensing positive patient experience

Pharmacists at Catholic Health dispensing positive patient experience

During National Pharmacy Week, October 18 – 24, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the invaluable contributions that our pharmacists make in the care of patients in our hospitals, nursing homes and home care settings.

Here at Catholic Health, pharmacists do much more than fill prescriptions. They are a vital part of the healthcare team treating our patients. Pharmacists see patients throughout their hospital stay and even make follow up calls to home to ensure patients are using their medications safely and effectively.   

Being actively involved in the care of our patients is a priority of our pharmacists. They make sure patients are getting the right medication at the right time and the right dose every time. This includes discussing side effects, reviewing current medications, making sure the medication is achieving the desired effect or managing pain, and so much more.    

Stroke Support Group

Stroke Support Group

Join us for a free stroke support group at Kenmore Mercy Hospital on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from  2 - 4 p.m. Leslie Bahler, music teacher and professional musician, discusses her personal journey and recovery following a stroke-like injury in 2010 that had left her without the use of her right arm and leg. The group meets every other month in the hospital Emergency Department Conference Room on the first floor.  Call 447-6205 for more information.