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Memorial Medical Center and Golisano Foundation to  Dedicate Golisano Center for Community Health on Thursday June 9th

Niagara Falls, NY-- June 3, 2016--The Golisano Foundation and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will dedicate the new Golisano Center for Community Health at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9.
 
Located at 533 10th St., adjacent to Memorial's ER1 Emergency Department/Heart Center of Niagara, the $7 million Golisano Center is the first and only Western New York center dedicated to providing integrated health care to people with special needs, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
 
The center, supported by a $3.5 million grant from philanthropist and businessman Tom Golisano, brings primary care, behavioral health services and Health Home care management services together under one roof, thereby dismantling traditional silos and providing an environment conducive to multidisciplinary team care and coordination.
 
Media coverage is invited.
 
WHAT: 
The dedication and blessing of the 23,000-square-foot Golisano Center for Community Health.
 
WHEN:
Thursday, June 9 at 11 a.m.
 
WHERE:
Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St., Niagara Falls. This is on Memorial Medical Center's downtown Niagara Falls campus.
 
WHO:
Golisano Foundation Director Ann M. Costello
John R. Oishei Foundation President Robert D. Gioia
Independent Health President & CEO Michael W. Cropp, M.D.
People Inc. President & CEO Rhonda Frederick
Memorial Medical Center President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo 
Chief Operating Officer Sheila K. Kee
Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center  Media Contact: 
Patrick J. Bradley Phone: 716.278.4569
Cell: 716.200.9829

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is a 171-bed regional hospital system serving patients from Western New York, Southern Ontario and beyond. Its inpatient services include cardiac, stroke, medical-surgical and behavioral health care.  Satellite sites, including six primary care physician offices and the new Golisano Center for Community Health, provide a full range of medical, diagnostic and mental health services. Memorial's experienced surgeons specialize in minimally invasive and robotic bariatric, gynecological, gastrointestinal, orthopedic and neurosurgical procedures.  
The Golisano Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the United States devoted exclusively to supporting programs for people with intellectual disabilities.
Founded in 1985 with an initial gift of $90,000 from B. Thomas Golisano, the founder and Chairman of Paychex, the Foundation now has more than $32 million in gross assets and has awarded more than $19.5 million in grants, about $1.5 million annually, to non-profit organizations in a multi-county region surrounding Rochester, New York that serve people with developmental disabilities. We are committed to opening doors, changing perceptions, and forging unprecedented partnerships to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with pathways to self-sufficiency, personal dignity, and the best possible expression of their abilities and talents throughout their lifetimes. 
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