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Mount St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) welcomed the providers from UBMD Emergency Medicine to the emergency department on Jan. 1, along with the medical team from Buffalo-Niagara Hospitalists, who will manage inpatient care at the hospital. These two groups are also slated to facilitate both inpatient care and emergency care at the new Lockport Memorial Campus of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital when it opens later in 2023.
A press release stated, “Buffalo-Niagara Hospitalists, led by Eric Koch, D.O., has a proven track record of success in Catholic Health. The team has been in place at Kenmore Mercy Hospital for over 15 years.”
Koch said, “We are very grateful for being given the opportunity to bring our expertise to Niagara County. Our team has been recognized as a leader in quality, hospital-based care in Western New York, and we are excited to offer high-quality care and an excellent patient experience to the patients at Mount St. Mary's and Lockport campuses.”
Colin McMahon, who currently serves as chief hospitalist at Eastern Niagara Hospital (ENH), and other members of his team at DMP Medicine, will continue care at ENH, but also plan to join the Buffalo-Niagara Hospitalists team in providing care at Mount St. Mary’s and the new Lockport Memorial Campus.
UBMD Emergency Medicine, already in place at ENH since 2019, will expand its presence in Niagara County under the leadership of Jennifer Rogers, M.D., who will serve as the group’s medical director for Mount St. Mary’s Hospital. She will continue to direct care at ENH until the facility closes and emergency care is directed to the new Lockport hospital.
“UBMD Emergency Medicine is honored to expand its service to the western region of the county,” Rogers said. “Our board-certified providers have made great strides in enhancing care across all of the facilities in WNY where we serve. We look forward to continuing that stellar tradition at the Mount St. Mary’s campus.”
Mount St. Mary’s President C.J. Urlaub, Catholic Health’s SVP for strategic partnerships, integration and care delivery in Niagara County, said he is pleased to have these new groups in place at the start of 2023.
“This is an exciting change for our organization,” Urlaub said. “We are very grateful for the emergency services that have been provided by Team Health, who will continue to staff our other Catholic Health emergency departments. At this time, however, it makes sense for Mount St. Mary’s to provide a more seamless approach to emergency care with these two groups in place across all of our facilities in Niagara County. This will not only enhance the continuum of care for patients, but be an added benefit for EMS providers.”