Two WNY hospitals to share doc notes with patients

Ever leave the doctor and second guess the information you sort of remember? Two Western New York hospitals are implementing a new system designed to give patients access to the notes written by their health care providers.   Niagara Falls Memorial Health System and Roswell Park Cancer Institute are among seven hospitals statewide to receive grant funding of about $125,000 apiece from the New York State Health Foundation to add the OpenNotes system. Niagara Falls Memorial will implement the system…

Buffalo Medical Group expands partnership with Catholic Health

Catholic Health is expanding a partnership with Buffalo Medical Group to provide help at a second hospital campus. BMG is now providing hospitalist physicians at the Sisters of Charity Hospital St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga, as of Oct. 1. It’s an extension of an agreement that has seen BMG provide hospitalist services at the main Sisters campus since 2012. Hospitalist physicians take care of managing patients in acute care hospital settings, consulting with both specialists and patients’…

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper lands federal funds to protect headwaters in WNY

With a goal of protecting more than 400,000 acres of the region’s natural watershed, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has landed federal funding to work with local communities across Western New York. The nonprofit agency received a $300,000 grant award over three years through the Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program. It was among 16 grants awarded nationwide totaling $2.75 million, and the top award level. Funding for the program comes from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities…

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper lands federal funds to protect headwaters in WNY

With a goal of protecting more than 400,000 acres of the region’s natural watershed, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has landed federal funding to work with local communities across Western New York. The nonprofit agency received a $300,000 grant award over three years through the Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program. It was among 16 grants awarded nationwide totaling $2.75 million, and the top award level. Funding for the program comes from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities…