Hospital Library Services Program

     

 

  

 HLSP LibGuide 
 HLSP Member Hospitals 
 Additional Resources

     

Mission

“The HLSP is committed to facilitating and promoting hospital environments where knowledge based information results from the combination of health information, technology, human collaboration and access to information resources.”

About 

The HLSP fulfills the information needs of hospital administrative, allied health, medical, nursing, and support staff and promotes inter-disciplinary library environments. The HLSP was formed in 1982 by the New York State Legislature and is a critical connection to current healthcare information access. This program is designed to provide medical information services to acute care hospitals throughout the six counties within the WNYLRC service region. The HLSP helps hospitals to meet and comply with knowledge-based health information JCAHO standards and other state and specialty-specific organizational standards. Each year, circuit librarians travel over 25,000 miles to provide library services to rural community hospitals and urban medical centers.

Administration

WNYLRC administers the HLSP which is funded in part by a grant from New York State Department of Education, Division of Library Development, and by hospital participation fees. Fees are determined by levels of participation and hospital bed size.

HLSP Regulations 90.17
HLSP Law 273


HLSP offers two primary program options: 

Grant Hospitals: For the larger teaching hospitals, HLSP provides grant funds to supplement the hospital’s budget for library materials and equipment which results in enhanced access to health care information in the WNY community. Eligible hospitals must be under the direction of a .5 minimum FTE M.L.S. librarian in order to receive a grant.

Circuit Hospitals: For hospitals without a librarian on staff, circuit librarians regularly schedule on-site visits and provide off-site services when requested. They conduct reference and database searches, facilitate interlibrary loan requests, provide database and search training, visit hospital departments and develop and manage on-site library collections.


HUBNET

HUBNET (Hospitals and University at Buffalo Library Resource Network) is maintained by and provided through the Library Consortium of Health Institutions in Buffalo (LCHIB). HUBNET enables member institutions to access full text books, journals, and medical databases including Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane Databases and many others.

Benefits

Value added benefits to participating hospitals include HLSP subsidized access to HUBNET resources, cooperative purchasing programs that provide preferred discounts on books, databases and serial service charges, and free or low cost continuing education and training classes at the WNYLRC Training Center. The HLSP annually offers several classes with Medical Library Association continuing education credits. It has also secured grants from outside organizations such as the National Library of Medicine to benefit participants.

Audiovisual Collection

The HLSP allocates grant funds to purchase healthcare-related audiovisual materials that are housed at the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library Digital Media Resources Center. The HLSP Audiovisual Subcommittee compiles suggestions from member hospitals and meets to select materials for purchase. The subcommittee is comprised of librarians within the Library Consortium and hospital liaisons.

MISP

WNYLRC administers the New York State Medical Information Subsidy Program or “MISP” in its service region. MISP funds are allocated to regional acute care hospitals libraries, and other institutions. Individual MISP subsidy quotas are primarily designated for acute care hospitals and are based on several factors including previous usage and availability of funds.

Upon request, WNYLRC deposits funds into hospital EFTS (Electronic Funds Transfer System) accounts to pay for medically-related interlibrary loan invoices. WNYLRC will also pay invoices on behalf of participants for medically-related interlibrary loans, mediated database searches on health-related topics, and access to electronic medical information databases. These funds benefit the health information needs of approximately 89 multi-type institutions including hospital, school, public, academic, etc. in the region.

MISP Law 273 (Guidelines)
MISP Law 273

HLSP Member Hospitals

Buffalo General Medical Center 
Buffalo, NY 14203
716-859-2878
http://www.kaleidahealth.org/bgmc

Erie County Medical Corp. (ECMC)
Buffalo, NY 14215
Susan Forrest, Library Director 
716-898-3939
www.ecmc.edu

Kenmore Mercy Hospital/Catholic Health 
2950 Elmwood Ave 
Kenmore, NY 14217
Miguel Burns, Library Assistant
Grace Di Virgilio, M.L.S., HLSP Circuit Librarian 
716-447-6114 
http://www.chsbuffalo.org/Home/facilities/hospitals/kmh

Medina Memorial Hospital
Medina, NY 14103
Linda Quackenbush, RN, HLSP Liaison
Olivia Helfer, M.L.S, HLSP Circuit Librarian
585-798-8127

Mercy Hospital/Catholic Health
Buffalo, NY 14220 
Lisa Humphrey, Library Assistant, HLSP Liaison
Grace Di Virgilio, M.L.S., HLSP Circuit Librarian
716-828-2160 
http://www.chsbuffalo.org/Home/facilities/hospitals/mhob

Millard Fillmore Hospital - Suburban
1540 Maple Rd 
Williamsville, NY 14221 
716-568-6540 
http://www.kaleidahealth.org/suburban

Mount Saint Mary's Hospital/Catholic Health
Lewiston, NY 14092
Ron Smith, HLSP Liaison
Jill Aures, M.L.S., HLSP Circuit Librarian
http://www.msmh.org

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Niagara Falls, NY 14302-0708
Karen Franco, R.N. , M.S.N., HLSP Liaison
Olivia Helfer, M.L.S., HLSP Circuit Librarian
716-278-4581
http://www.nfmmc.org

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY 14263
Nancy Cunningham, M.L.S., Ph.D., Library Administrator 
716-845-5966
http://www.roswellpark.org/

Sisters of Charity Hospital/Catholic Health
Buffalo, NY 14214
Patty Licata, HLSP liaison
Olivia Helfer, M.L.S., HLSP Circuit Librarian
716-862-1256
http://www.chsbuffalo.org/Home/facilities/hospitals/soch

Sisters of Charity Hospital/St. Joseph Campus/Catholic Health
2605 Harlem Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Lisa Charvat, HLSP liaison
Olivia Helfer, M.L.S., HLSP Circuit Librarian
716-862-1256
http://www.chsbuffalo.org/Facilities/Hospitals/SSJC

United Memorial Medical Center/Rochester Regional Health
Batavia, NY 14020
Katie Bellamy, HLSP Liaison
Jill Aures, M.L.S., HLSP Circuit Librarian
585-344-5409
http://www.ummc.org

UPMC Chautauqua WCA 
Jamestown, NY 14701
Maureen Kohl, RN, BS, CEN, EMT- P, HLSP Liaison 
Bonnie Engberg, RN and Mary Franklin, Library Assistants
Grace Di Virgilio, M.L.S., HLSP Circuit Librarian
716-664-8124
http://www.wcahospital.org

Women & Childrens Hospital of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14222
716-878-7614
http://www.kaleidahealth.org/childrens

Additional Resources

HUBNET (Hospitals and University at Buffalo Health Resources Network) 
http://hubnet.buffalo.edu 

National Library of Medicine – PubMed & MedlinePlus (NLM) 
http://www.nlm.nih.gov

University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library (HSL)
http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/hsl/ 

Medical Library Association (MLA)
www.mlanet.org

Upstate New York/Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association (UNYOC/MLA)
www.unyoc.mlanet.org  

National Guideline Clearinghouse
www.guideline.gov

Rittenhouse Book Distributors
www.rittenhouse.com