First Nursing Homes in State Approved for Blood Transfusions


Contact: Dawn Harsch, Director of Marketing, (716) 479-3865

Date: March 5, 2024

First Nursing Homes in State Approved for Blood Transfusions

BUFFALO, NY – The McGuire Group, operator of highly-ranked skilled nursing and rehabilitative facilities, is excited to announce its approval from the Department of Health to begin providing in-facility blood transfusions at three of its Western New York locations. Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Williamsville and Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda are the first and only long-term care facilities in New York State that are authorized to provide this innovative level of care.

The facilities are equipped with dedicated treatment rooms that include pumps, medications, documentation stations, reclining chairs, warming blankets, iPads, televisions, and magazines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Transfusion services are administered by highly trained registered nurses under the direction of a treating physician. The advanced care treatments will begin on March 11 and are available to all patients/residents who meet the criteria and have a chronic or non-urgent need for a blood transfusion. “We’re excited to be pioneering this next-level service for those in the long-term care setting,” stated Chief Nursing Officer Andrea Czora, RN, BSN. “As clinicians, we understand the disruptions associated with a trip to the hospital. Progressive initiatives such as this are part of our clinically strategic plan for reducing avoidable re-hospitalizations and unnecessary emergency room visits by treating residents in place.”

In addition to being more convenient and safer for the resident, in-house transfusions have the added benefit of reducing hospital occupancy and freeing up resources for other acute care services.

The McGuire Group facilities provide 24-hour skilled nursing care, subacute rehabilitation, memory care, in-house dialysis, hospice and palliative care, and respite/short-term care. To learn more, visit