Catholic Health expands city site

April 11, 2011 Updated Apr 11, 2011 at 7:01 AM EDT

By Tracey Drury - Business First

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Catholic Health expands city site

April 11, 2011 Updated Apr 11, 2011 at 7:01 AM EDT


Catholic Health is ready to dedicate its expanded Mercy Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) on South Park and Louisiana Streets in Buffalo's Old First Ward.

The 21,000 MCCC facility, a primary care "supercenter," now also offers OB-GYN services, podiatry and expanded ultrasound, x-ray and laboratory services.

The center, affiliated with Mercy Hospital, had operated at the site since 2006 offering primary care services. Several months ago, Catholic Health expanded the site with a new building off the back, making it nearly four times larger, and shifting several clinics and lab services over from Mercy Hospital down the road.

The shift brings together services of the former Mercy Adult Center, Mercy OB/GYN Center and Mercy Pediatric Center.

The $3.8 million project was funded in part by a $1.5 million grant from the state to improve access to primary care services. It is one of 10 primary care sites operated by Catholic Health.

The project also recognizes the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy, who served the poor and sick in the mid 1850s at St. Brigid's Parish, previously located on the same site.

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