The Catholic Health System gives residents of its home state even more reason to proclaim "I heart New York." The health care system, recognized for its cardiac services, serves residents of western New York through its network of four hospitals and over a dozen primary care centers, as well as long-term care facilities, diagnostic and treatment centers, and assorted other health care sites. Catholic Health is also well-known for its women's health, cancer treatment, and rehabilitation services and is a leading provider of elderly care in the region. Founded in 1998, its hospitals (including Kenmore Mercy, Sisters of Charity, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, and St. Joseph's) have a capacity of about 800 beds.
The system added a new $32 million emergency department at its Mercy Hospital of Buffalo facility, which opened in 2010. The new city-block long ER is the largest in the region and boasts 32 private rooms and a rooftop helicopter pad.
Catholic Health System is sponsored by three organizations: Catholic Health East, Ascension Health, Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. – less