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Lung, Cystic Fibrosis & Assisted Breathing Center Receives National Quality Care Award

Updated: 10/8/2013
The Lung, Cystic Fibrosis & Assisted Breathing Center of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo will be presented the Quality Care Award by the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah this October.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation instituted the Quality Care Awards in 2008 to honor centers that excel at meeting quality improvement performance standards.

As an American Board of Pediatrics recognized sub-specialty, the Division of Pulmonology is part of UBMD Pediatrics and affiliated with the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. 

Certified by the national Cystic Fibrosis Center as a care, teaching and research center, the CF center of WNY includes both pediatric and adult programs for patients with non-acute respiratory diseases (care is provided to adults by internal medicine-certified specialists). The Center has the only New York State designated Apnea Program in Western New York, providing management for children who are discharged home on oxygen, apnea and bradycardia monitors.

The Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Center has participated in more than 40 clinical trials and has helped bring several drugs through development to clinical use for patients with CF, focusing on inhaled antibiotics, mucoactive drugs and CFTR potentiators and correctors.

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo is ranked by US News & World Report in its special edition of "Best Children's Hospitals." Among the specialty areas within children's hospitals ranked nationally in this publication, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is included for Neurology/Neurosurgery and Cancer Care in 2011–2012, Gastroenterology in 2012–2013 and Neurology/Neurosurgery again in 2013-2014.

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.