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Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Adds FDR Medical Services
FDR Medical Services has provided physician coverage at Kaleida Health’s DeGraff Memorial Hospital since 2008. They also currently provide coverage in the emergency departments at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital sees over 40,000 emergency room patients annually.
“We have organized Millard Fillmore Suburban and DeGraff Memorial hospitals with one management team that promotes synergies between the two sites,” said Christopher T. Lane, the president of Millard Fillmore Suburban and DeGraff Memorial hospitals. “Bringing in FDR Medical Services, which currently staffs the DeGraff Memorial Hospital emergency department, allows us to increase physician coverage and better coordinate patient care in the northtown communities.”
Since the unified management of Millard Fillmore Suburban and DeGraff Memorial hospitals occurred earlier this year, there have been coordinated efforts to consolidate services onto one single platform. The most recent example of this occurred this month with the announcement that the Infusion Center at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital would be moving to DeGraff Memorial Hospital at the end of July.
“FDR is an emergency medicine group that places its primary focus on quality of care,” said Scott J. Belote, MD, FACEP. "Dr. Belote will serve as the director of emergency services at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. “All of the physicians that will work at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital were trained in emergency medicine at the University of Buffalo residency program and are board certified in Emergency Medicine.”Dr. Belote added, “I personally am looking forward to working at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital because I grew up in Amherst, was a student in the Williamsville School district, and never left the area. In fact, all three of my children were born at the hospital. When I pull into the parking lot, I can see my old elementary school to the left and my church to the right. Now I get to practice right here in my community, too."
Professional Emergency Services (PES), the current emergency department provider at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, has provided many years of service across Kaleida Health. In recent years, PES has played a key role in the emergency department development and staffing of a new regional asset: the Buffalo General Medical Center and Gates Vascular Institute, Western New York’s hub and comprehensive center for stroke care, cardiac surgery and vascular services.
PES will now focus its emergency medicine expertise there, in partnership with University Emergency Medical Services, to ensure the clinical and academic success of this new facility. In addition, PES is pursuing other emergency department strategic initiatives in the region. PES will continue to expand its urgent care network, which has been re-named MASH (formerly MedFirst).
Millard Fillmore Suburban is a 261-bed community hospital and a subsidiary of Kaleida Health, Western New York’s largest healthcare provider. The hospital offers services in emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, urology, otolaryngology, and orthopedics, internal medicine, family practice, and geriatrics. The hospital also supports residency-training programs of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, general surgery, urology, and obstetrics and gynecology, and family practice.