20 years of service noted by Northgate

The McGuire Group’s Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda has announced that Coni A. Ciffa of Wheatfield celebrated her 20-year employment anniversary with the company.

As an admissions coordinator, Ciffa is responsible for marketing with referral sources and members of the community, providing tours of the facility, meeting with potential residents and patients regarding the admissions process, assisting families in the completion of all forms and paperwork, communicating with screeners and hospital staff regarding bed availability and assisting with residents’ and patients’ needs as they transition into the facility.

Ciffa resides with her husband Paul and has two children, Joseph of Niagara Falls and Vincent of Wheatfield and two grandchildren, Alexis and Anthony.

Northgate Health Care Facility provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, subacute and outpatient rehabilitation, hospice care, specialized memory care and respite/short-term services. For more information, visit www.mcguiregroup.com or www.medicare.gov.

New Directions announces its service awards

New Directions Youth and Family Services recently honored recipients of the agency’s Milestone Years of Service awards, which recognize individuals who have dedicated their careers to helping Western New York children and families receiving New Directions services. Individuals from New Directions’ Erie & Niagara County programs honored during the second quarter of 2019 are:

• Cynthia Barney – 15 years – Cook

• Beth Norman – 10 years – Specialized Professional Service Worker

• Katrina Norris – 5 years – Specialized Professional Service Worker

We are pleased to celebrate the milestones of three valued employees,” said Jim Coder, Chief Executive Officer of New Directions. “We are grateful for each person’s knowledge and expertise, and for their commitment to “fostering good” for local children and families.

Daoust joins UBMD team

Western New York’s largest orthopaedic and sports medicine group is growing again with the addition of Susan Daoust, M.D., a foot and ankle surgical specialist.

The latest physician to join the UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team, Daoust comes to UBMD from practicing orthopaedic surgery with the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps. Before that, she completed her residency with the University at Buffalo in 2014.

A native of Millbrook, New York, Daoust is no stranger to Western New York. She completed her fellowship training at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine under Dr. Christopher A. Ritter. This gives her an advantage as she starts seeing patients, as she is already familiar with some of the existing patients and the practice’s office locations.

“After traveling around with the military, I was happy to bring my family back to Buffalo,” said Daoust. “It’s amazing to see how much the city has changed, and I’m excited to work with people that I’ve respected and know I can rely on.”

Daoust will see patients at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s suburban offices at Amherst Health Center and BrookBridge in Orchard Park, and in the City of Buffalo at Buffalo General Medical Center and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.