For Chelsea, one February morning started like any other. She got up. Went to work. Began to tackle her day's to—do list. But as she suddenly felt short of breath, her life took a sharp and dangerous turn. She was rushed by ambulance to DeGraff Memorial Hospital's emergency department, where her doctor discovered she had a blood clot‐one serious enough to stop her heart several times. After stabilizing her and facilitating a transfer to Gates Vascular Institute (part of Buffalo General Medical Center), the DeGraff team stuck by Chelsea and her family throughout her recovery. Thanks to their expert care when it mattered most, Chelsea is now back to doing what she loves—from being a devoted aunt to pursuing her passion for digital art.
Emergency Care at DeGraff Memorial Hospital
The Emergency Department at DeGraff Memorial Hospital brings a full range of emergency medical services, board certified doctors and specially trained critical care support teams to our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From minor mishaps to health crises like Chelsea's, we provide compassionate care to over 15,000 patients every year exactly where and when they need it. And in our role as gateway to facilities like Buffalo General Medical Center, Gates Vascular Institute and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, we also make sure our patients get specialized care for life—threatening emergencies—just as we did for Chelsea.