New Metabolic Center for Wellness opens at St. Joseph Campus

Sisters of Charity staff members attend a grand opening celebration of the hospital's Metabolic Center for Wellness on July 26th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Sisters of Charity staff members attend a grand opening celebration of the hospital's Metabolic Center for Wellness on July 26th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA – Catholic Health has officially opened its new Sisters Metabolic Center for Wellness, Comprehensive Rehabilitation, and Bariatric Services at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joesph Campus.

The 6,000 square foot facility is the first of its kind in Western New York and features clinical space for Bariatric & Nutrition Support Services, Cardiac Rehab, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Industrial Rehab, and Speech Therapy.

“About five years ago we were drawing out our bariatric and rehab hub on the back of a piece of paper, and we were building a business plan to really support what you see here today,” said Martin Boryszak, President & CEO, Sisters of Charity Hospital.

Sisters new Metabolic Center for Wellness added $214,000 in new equipment. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Sisters new Metabolic Center for Wellness added $214,000 in new equipment. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

The new center consolidates existing services offered at other Catholic Health locations including cardiac rehabilitation at Sisters Hospital’s Main Street campus and Partners in Rehab services at the Main campus and on Transit Road in Depew.

“This center is going to allow patients who in the past were not able to participate in wellness and health activities. This center is really designed to help that at-risk population to be better, be healthy, and to have a better well being,” said Christina Kane, Vice President, Musculoskeletal Service Line.

The facility will also play a key role in Catholic Health’s Bariatric Surgery program.  Weight loss surgery patients will use the facility for physical therapy, nutrition counseling, and other support services before and after their procedures.

“It’s not all about doing the surgery because with that I can only reach about only one percent of the population out there,” said Dan Tuan Pham, MD.  “We are reaching into a section of the population that needs help.”

The center opened Monday and is on track to service 600 patients a month.  Call 716-891-2703 to contact the center.

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