Program areas at Kaleida Health
See schedule okaleida Health is a voluntary, not-for-profit; new york state department of Health article 28 licensed hospital-based healthcare delivery system servicing the communities of western new york state at various levels and with facilities in multiple locations throughout the region. Kaleida Health includes the buffalo general medical center (buffalo general), millard fillmore suburban hospital (millard suburban), john r. oishei children's hospital (oishei children's hospital, formerly the women & children's hospital of buffalo), and degraff memorial hospital (degraff). In addition to the four Kaleida Health (Kaleida) hospitals, Kaleida operates two skilled nursing facilities, and numerous outpatient clinics. The above facilities operate under one tax identification number.our family of Health care organizations is blended together into one framework for leadership, governance, shared services, financial infrastructure and information technology platforms. Collectively, Kaleida Health's market share is 32.9% in western new york, 41.39% in erie county and 34.37% in niagara county. Annually $1.2 million combined inpatient, emergency department and outpatient visits occur at the Health care facilities in the Kaleida Health system, which employs approximately 8,700 staff and have approximately 2,450 medical staff members. During 2021, there were 53,006 inpatient discharges, of which 27% were medicaid and medicaid managed, 48% medicare and medicare managed care and 0.4% were uninsured, and 25% were other. Kaleida Health's mission is to advance the Health of our community. Our vision is to provide compassionate, high-value, quality care, improving Health in western new york and beyond, educating future Health care leaders and discovering innovative ways to advance medicine. Our values clearly state who we are and how we perform our work:centered: remain centered around the patient and family.accountable: be accountable to patients and each other.respect: show respect and integrity.excellence: provide excellence in all we do.kaleida Health's programs and affiliates are licensed by the state of new york department of Health and accredited by dnv. Kaleida is certified by the us department of Health and human services for participation in medicare and medicaid. The accreditation counsel for graduate medical education approves all residency programs for physicians, and the american dental association approves its dental and oral surgery programs. Kaleida is also a member of the council of teaching hospitals, the american dental assocation, the american medical assocation and the greater new york hospital assocation.operation of emergency rooms:kaleida Health operates four emergency rooms, one in each of the acute care hospitals, generating a total of 157,353 patient visits during 2021. The emergency departments, which operate 24 hours a day, seven days each week, are open to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay for services.board of directors and community guidance:kaleida Health maintains community control over the corporation through its board of directors, comprised of community and faith leaders, and leaders in business and industry, healthcare and physicians representing the medical staff of Kaleida Health. The majority of the directors reside in western new york and each director serves a three-year term. Open medical staff:as conferred by the board of directors, medical staff membership is offered to professionally competent physicians, dentists, podiatrists and other specified individuals, who continuously meet the qualifications, standards and requirements outlined in the bylaws, rules and regulations, policies of the medical staff and Kaleida Health, consistent with the needs of Kaleida Health's patients. Staff membership or particular clinical privileges shall not be denied on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientaton, race, color, creed, national origin, a disability unrelated to the ability to fulfill patient care and medical staff responsibilities or any other criterion unrelated to the efficient delivery of quality patient care, to professional qualifications or to the needs of the community, or to the purposes, needs and capabilities of Kaleida Health. Every member of the medical staff assists the hospitals in fulfilling our mission and responsibility to provide emergency and uncompensated care for those in need.use of surplus funds:surplus funds are used to further the mission and operations of Kaleida Health, such as reinvesting in community benefit programs, and making improvements in facilities, patient care, medical, nursing and allied Health training, education and research in support of the Health needs of the community.community benefit programs and services:kaleida Health offers numerous community benefit programs and services in response to the community's needs, by improving access to care, improve public Health, advance knowledge and relieve government programs. These programs are conducted in community-based settings such as schools, churches, community centers, senior centers and programs are also offered at Kaleida's hospital campuses and facilities. Community benefit programs and services include Health fairs, Health screenings, Health education lectures and workshops for community groups and the general public, school Health education programs, and consumer Health information in the Kaleida Health libraries. Kaleida also offers a number of subsidized Health services such as outpatient clinics, long-term care services, women's Health centers, dialysis services, behavioral Health services, school-based Health centers, early childhood program, early intervention services, family planning services, western new york clinical information exchange and health-e-link and diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for children with special needs. Kaleida's hospitals serve as a major teaching affiliate of the state university of new york at buffalo's school of medicine and biomedical sciences and dental medicine, with training to 400 medical and dental residents each year. Kaleida is involved in and sponsors research projects, and we provide loan forgiveness for physicians to establish or join existing practices that serve the underserved communities of buffalo and western new york. Kaleida offers clinical training facilities and support for nursing and a number of allied Health professional training programs at local colleges and universities, and other professional development/continuing education training programs for colleagues from Health care organizations across the region.