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The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

 

The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. But celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking. Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst, is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver! 

“The Fourth of July festivities can be so much fun,” said Farrar. “People make plans for the partying, but too many drivers don’t plan ahead to get home safely.” 

13th annual Mount St. Mary’s “River Run” set for June 20

13th annual Mount St. Mary’s “River Run” set for June 20

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital will hold its 13th annual “River Run” on Saturday, June 20. The USATF sanctioned 5K Run/2 mile walk starts at 9 a.m.  The course starts and ends at the Red Brick School in the Village of Lewiston, with a main portion of the course following Lower River Road in Lewiston.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital to host free Mommy & Baby Expo on June 13

Mount St. Mary's Hospital to host free Mommy & Baby Expo on June 13

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in partnership with its Center for Women is hosting a free Mommy & Baby Expo on Saturday, June 13 from 8 – 11:15 a.m. at the hospital. Open to all moms and their babies, the event features a wide array of vendors and health information from prenatal care through early childhood.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the hospital lobby and cafeteria. At 9 a.m., meet with area pediatricians including Shawn Ferguson, MD, Edward Brown, MD, and Robert Gadawski, MD. The Center for Women’s medical team will be on hand to meet and greet with attendees beginning at 10 a.m., including obstetricians and gynecologists, Sharmilee Thota, MD, Rachel Weselak, MD, and Daniel Burns, MD.

Mount St. Mary’s hosts “A Father’s Day Gift of Love and Life”- Prostate Cancer Screening

Mount St. Mary’s hosts “A Father’s Day Gift of Love and Life”- Prostate Cancer Screening

In celebration of Father’s Day and National Men’s Health Month, the Board of Associates of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital is sponsoring the 13th Annual “A Father’s Day Gift of Love and Life” – a free Prostate Cancer Screening from June 15 - June 20.

The free PSA screening will be held from Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19 from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 20 from 7 a.m. to noon in the Outpatient Center in the North Lobby of the Hospital at 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.  The Outpatient Center can be conveniently reached through the North Entrance Driveway off Military Road. 

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, a New York State Designated Stroke Center, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital’s EmStar Emergency Dpt holds annual salute to local EMS personnel

Mount St. Mary's Hospital’s EmStar Emergency Dpt holds annual salute to local EMS personnel

The EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital will recognize local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) professionals at an awards dinner on Wednesday, May 20 at the Niagara Falls Country Club.  The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Exigence/TeamHealth, the group of physicians that staff the hospital’s EmStar Emergency Department, the dinner is being held in conjunction with the hospital’s recognition of national EMS Week.  Dr. Lloyd Brown, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine/EmStar, is the organizer of the event to salute EMS excellence.

“As EMS professionals are the first responders on the scene, the initial treatment and care assessment they provide to patients is extremely important and often life-saving,” said Dr. Brown.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

 

An enhanced EBT program, three new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends will highlight the 2015 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 9, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 28. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. 

A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market features more than 40 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, craft beer, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and much more. Products available at the market are always fresh, seasonal and local. New vendors in 2015 include K&B Farm, Kindred Kreek and Niagara Distilling Company.