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Tonawanda, NY Health Care Overview

By Jason Zasky on February 5, 2014

Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY
North Tonawanda

From family medicine to cancer care and obstetrics to pediatrics, convenient options for quality medical treatment are available to all area residents. 

DeGraff Memorial Hospital

Located on the border of Erie and Niagara counties just five miles from Buffalo, DeGraff Memorial Hospital (est. 1914) provides a full spectrum of medical services for patients with a broad range of inpatient and outpatient needs. A part of the Kaleida Health system (the largest health care provider in western New York), DeGraff’s surgical specialties include gastroenterology, orthopaedics and urology.

River Road Primary Care Center

In 2012, the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center formulated a plan to re-establish a primary care center on River Road, and North Tonawanda residents are now reaping the benefits. Serving more than 600 patients, the facility has nine staff members and offers access to both family medicine specialists and laboratory collection services, filling a temporary void at a site that has a long history of providing primary care.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

A Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for SUNY Buffalo’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) provides comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services. The facility can accommodate 160 children and 40 adult maternity patients and admits nearly 28,000 individuals each year. The recently renovated and expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is just one reason why WCHOB is included in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013-14 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals, ranked among the top 50 children’s hospitals in neurology and neurosurgery.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), in downtown Buffalo, is housed in 16 buildings spread over 29 acres with 2 million square feet of space and includes a 133-bed hospital and Diagnostic and Treatment Center with 12 multidisciplinary clinics and six major research buildings. It’s the only upstate New York facility to hold the National Cancer Institute’s designation of “Comprehensive Cancer Center,” and one of just 41 such centers in the U.S.

In the past decade, RPCI (est. 1898) has added more than 1,000 jobs, having developed one of the first hospital facilities dedicated to Phase I cancer research studies. RPCI has also pioneered work in surgical robotics, vitamin D research, immunotherapy and vaccine therapy. The hospital – ranked among the nation’s top cancer hospitals by U.S. News & World Report – admits more than 5,300 patients a year and has more than 31,000 patients under active care.

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