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DASCO/Krog Selected to Develop Medical Office Building for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Kaleida Health has announced that the DASCO/Krog development team has been selected to construct a new $11 million medical office building for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

“Through a physician-led discussion and analysis, we have found that a medical office building on the hospital campus is the next logical step to take after the success of our recent expansion and the unprecedented growth that the hospital has witnessed over the past few years,” said Chris Lane, president of Millard Fillmore Hospital.

DASCO, based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is a nationally renowned healthcare development firm.  For more than 23 years, DASCO has specialized in the development, acquisition and management of medical office buildings and healthcare facilities.

Local Fitness Expert to Celebrate a Decade of Writing for International Strength Magazine

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki, a resident of East Aurora, will celebrate his 10th year of writing for MILO: A Journal For Serious Strength Athletes, in December. Published by IronMind, MILO is the pre-eminent international strength magazine.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital Announces "Health For All Seasons" December Programs

Mount St. Mary's Hospital will present a series of programs in December as part of its “Health For All Seasons” community health education program series.

On December 7, “Low Back Pain During and After Pregnancy” will be presented by Mount St. Mary’s Physical Therapist Kate Kopf, PT, MSPT, Cert MDT, CLT.  The program is free and will be held at 5 p.m. at the Mount St. Mary’s Center for Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation at the Witmer Park Medical Center, One Colomba Drive in the Town of Niagara.   To register call 298-2249.

On December 8, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Mount St. Mary’s Center for Diabetes Management and Education will present “Taking Charge of Your Diabetes” diabetes education class.   This day-long program will be held in Room 249 of the main hospital building at 5300 Military Road in Lewiston.  For information and registration call 298-2297.

Primordial Strength’s Marine Training Methods Receive Endorsements

The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and The Cooper Institute have approved Primordial Strength Inc.’s Marine Functional Force Training for continuing education units for all NASM- and Cooper Institute-certified trainers. 

Help ‘Stick it to Cancer’

On Dec. 3, 2004, Lisa Johnson, a 20-year Town of Tonawanda resident, underwent successful surgery in her battle against cancer. To celebrate six years of being cancer-free, she's throwing herself a party, but the community will be the benefactor.       

The second annual Stick it to Cancer Blood Drive and Basket Raffle will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at VFW Post 7275, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Proceeds will be donated to the Town of Tonawanda Paramedics and the American Cancer Society through the 2011 Lancaster Relay for Life. The American Red Cross also will be available with its mobile unit to collect blood donations.

Amherst Chamber of Commerce to Present Forum with Indpendent Health

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Independent Health will present an informative forum for its Chamber members on November 30, 2010 on the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) pilot program.  PCMH is just one aspect of the vast topic of Advanced Primary Care.  The forum will be held at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Rd., Suite 200 in Williamsville at 8:30am.

The focus of the PCMH initiative is to redirect individuals back to building meaningful relationships with their primary care physicians.  In turn, physician practices are redesigning their systems of care, developing new collaborative relationships with other providers and using new electronic technology to improve the delivery of care.  Dr. Judith A. Feld, MD, and Kim Fecher, RN from Independent Health will discuss the pilot program, how it was implemented and the kind of results being reported so far among participating physicians in Western New York.

Community Health Foundation Awards $300,000 in New Grants to Reduce Fall Injuries

The Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York announced today that it is investing an additional $300,000 to expand the work of its Fall Prevention Collaborative. The new funding will be used to support the development of new community coalitions and initiatives throughout Western and Central New York.  Since 2007, the Foundation has invested more than $600,000 in grants and related projects to reduce or eliminate the risks associated with falls.  According to the New York State Department of Health, falls account for approximately $1.7 billion in annual hospitalization costs.