Network of Neighborhood OB/GYN Centers by Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Expands

Released: 9/30/2013

New OB/GYN Centers in Hamburg, Lancaster and Lockport Open This Week



The network of neighborhood OB/GYN Centers operated by Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo has expanded with three new locations opened this week in Hamburg, Lancaster and Lockport.

The Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo network of neighborhood OB/GYN centers includes the following new locations opened on September 30:

Lancaster OB/GYN
TOPS-Rehm Plaza
6363 Transit Road
Lancaster, NY 14086

Lockport OB/GYN
475 S. Transit Road
(Near Summit Street)
Lockport, NY 14094

McKinley OB/GYN
3860 McKinley Parkway
(Near the McKinley Mall)
Hamburg, NY 14219 

These new OB/GYN Centers expand the existing network that also includes the following locations:

Elmwood OB/GYN
Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
239 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222

Kensington OB/GYN
Grider Family Health Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215

North Tonawanda OB/GYN
DeGraff Memorial Hospital
445 Tremont Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

“This network of OB/GYN centers is designed to improve access to Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, which offers women the best option for delivering their baby as the only hospital in Western New York with a team of pediatric surgeons and a full panel of pediatric medical subspecialists on site, including the region’s largest, most advanced and safest neonatal intensive care unit,” said Gil Michael Farkash, MD, FACOG, Kaleida Health chief of service for OB/GYN.

The Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo network of neighborhood OB/GYN centers each have a dedicated physician, nurse practitioner and other staff.

The Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo network of neighborhood OB/GYN centers each have a dedicated physician, nurse practitioner and other staff. These OB/GYN centers are the only in Western New York to provide a comprehensive range of health professionals and services on site that includes fetal monitoring and ultrasound examination.

These centers also have immediate access to childbirth education, lactation services, registered dieticians and genetic counseling and testing provided by Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

To schedule an appointment at any of the neighborhood OB/GYN Centers of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, please call (716) 859-BABY (2229).

More information about these centers or other maternity services at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is available online at www.BuffaloBaby.org. This website for Buffalo Baby, the brand for maternity services provided by Kaleida Health at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, is designed for expectant and new parents. 

Centering Pregnancy, a model that coordinates prenatal care in facilitated groups of patients to provide patient and family centered healthcare for expectant parents, will also be made available for those receiving prenatal care throughout this network of neighborhood OB/GYN Centers.

The centering pregnancy model involves clinicians and other healthcare providers who are prepared and trained to provide care in a group setting that facilitates skill building and enhanced education as well as peer-to-peer networking and sharing to ensure success.

Groups are established by similar due dates. Centering sessions are comprised around three components of care, including assessment, education and support.

This evidenced based method of prenatal care has demonstrated a reduction in maternal and fetal mortality, reduces preterm birth, reduces child abuse and domestic violence while promoting the development of parenting skills, improving breastfeeding rates and overall satisfaction with prenatal care.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo offers women the best option for delivering their baby as the only hospital in Western New York with a team of pediatric surgeons and a full panel of pediatric medical subspecialists on site, including the region’s largest, most advanced and safest neonatal intensive care unit.

Board certified obstetricians and maternal-fetal specialists at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo follow the mother and baby throughout pregnancy to labor and delivery and postpartum care. The hospital-based OB/GYN laborist program ensures the delivery of evidence-based practice protocols. Board certified adult internal medicine specialists in-house 24/7 and adult surgical services are available to respond immediately to urgent health care needs of women, if needed.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.  For more information, please go online at www.wchob.org.

Related News Coverage:
http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/blog/morning_roundup/2013/08/childrens-getting-word-out-about-obgyn.html

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/hamburg/hospital-expands-centers-for-obgyn-services-20131001

http://www.thesunnews.net/around_town/703-New_network_of_OBGYN_centers_in_Western_New_York.html

Additional information available: http://www.BuffaloBaby.org