Welcome to the CMCU

Welcome to Garden Gate Health Care Facility’s Complex Medical Care Unit (CMCU), the first of its kind in Western New York. The CMCU is designed to treat higher acuity patients more effectively in a nursing home setting.

Monitoring Your Care

The CMCU delivery model provides patients with noninvasive monitoring of their cardiac performance through state-of-the-art telemetry. This includes the ability to monitor essential vital signs in real-time, thereby enabling physicians to intervene immediately in serious medical situations.

Every patient admitted to the unit is outfitted with a portable wifi/cellular cardiac monitor, which registers the real-time data 24 hours a day, including when they are at therapy. The information is available to the patient’s medical team, the primary nurse and a central nursing station, providing our staff with immediate access to any change in a status or condition.

Program Goals

The CMCU’s state-of-the-art monitoring system, combined with increased medical and nursing staff, allows for earlier identification of changes in a patient’s clinical status and immediate intervention. The result is an improved patient outcome and avoidance of hospital readmissions.


The CMCU’s comprehensive real-time observation includes monitoring of:

  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse & pulse oximetry
  • ST elevation/depression
  • Systemic vascular resistance
  • Stroke volume
  • Cardiac rhythm
  • Cardiac output
  • Cardiac index

Expert Staff

Professionally trained nurses are an integral component to the CMCU and provide an enhanced staff-to-patient ratio. They are certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), intravenous therapy and medication administration and cardiac telemetry monitoring. Clinical oversight by a cardiologist consultant is available 24/7.

Buffalo Medical Group

Buffalo Medical Group physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and cardiologists provide all the medical care on the CMCU. The medical staff members are board certified in their specialty, experienced in acute/hospital care and are the most qualified medical staff available in the subacute care setting.


The CMCU is equipped with telemedicine technology which allows multiple parties to be involved in the real-time care of a patient via electronic communication, essentially doctoring from a distance. The specialized equipment includes image automation software, video monitors and high-definition cameras to capture the most intricate details. This innovative technology brings timely medical assessments to the patients, verses taking the patients out of their environment for treatment.


Garden Gate Health Care Facility continuously receives 5-star ratings from the federal government which rates every nursing home in the country. In addition, it is among an elite list of facilities state-wide that have achieved the top quintile status in NY State’s Quality Initiative for 8 out of 8 years. The McGuire Group is the only multi-facility provider in New York State to have achieved this milestone.