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State Approves Off-Campus Emergency Department and Renaming of DeGraff
Kaleida Health received approval from the New York State Department of Health on DeGraff’s hospital-sponsored Off-Campus Emergency Department (OCED) and regulatory change of the name DeGraff Memorial Hospital to DeGraff Medical Park.
The new name at DeGraff was selected to maintain the facility’s legacy of over 100 years in the community, while reflecting the growing transition of healthcare services to outpatient care. The $8 million full service Emergency Room built in 2018, related outpatient services and primary care will continue to be the focus at DeGraff Medical Park.
“We have reshaped the care delivered at DeGraff to best meet patients’ current utilization of healthcare services,” said Jody Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health. “We believe changing the name to DeGraff Medical Park preserves an important part of our history within the Tonawandas while meeting state regulatory guidelines, and follows our strategic plan to further develop outpatient and primary care services at the location.”
The board-certified emergency physicians that staff DeGraff’s OCED rotate throughout the region’s emergency rooms and are ready for any type of patient 24/7. The patient-centered care in the Emergency Center at DeGraff Medical Park remains unchanged with ongoing support from lab, imaging/x-ray, respiratory, cardiology and pharmacy support services.
Kaleida Health’s Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (MFSH) will officially serve as the sponsor of the OCED, receiving patients from DeGraff requiring hospital admission, a process that has been in place over the past year. MFSH is a 265-bed full service community hospital just 10 miles from DeGraff that provides many specialty services right in the Northtowns. Patients presenting to DeGraff requiring more complex care are transferred directly to an appropriate tertiary facility (Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, Oishei Children’s Hospital or ECMC).
For more information on the services offered at DeGraff, visit www.Kaleidahealth.org/DeGraff.