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The push is on for approval of a helipad atop the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital at the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus but, before construction, the pad needs to be signed off by local, state, and federal officials.

Now that Kaleida Health broke ground on the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital on Ellicott Street Wednesday, many wonder what will become of the current Bryant Street site.

Officials break ground on new Children's Hospital

Oct 8, 2014
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A groundbreaking ceremony took place on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Wednesday for the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. The $270 million facility will replace Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo on Bryant Street.

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The National Hockey League announced Monday that the league's annual scouting combine will be held in Buffalo in 2015 and 2016. 


The former Kaleida Health employees accused of neglecting a nursing home patient were arraigned in Buffalo City Court Friday.

Criminal complaints were filed in Buffalo City Court Thursday, alleging mistreatment of residents at the HighPointe on Michigan nursing home on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Lomeo named president/CEO of Kaleida Health

Apr 24, 2014
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The Kaleida Health Board of Directors has named Jody Lomeo president and CEO.

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Kaleida Health is now operating under new leadership. The board of directors recently voted out CEO James Kaskie and named Erie County Medical Center CEO Jody Lomeo to run Kaleida in the interim.

Kaskie resigns as Kaleida CEO

Jan 31, 2014
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A major leadership change has been announced at one of the area's largest health providers as Kaleida Health CEO James Kaskie has resigned. WBFO's Eileen Buckley attended a news briefing Friday morning at Kaleida's Gates Vascular Institute in downtown Buffalo.

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Kaleida Health is urging employees to report to their shifts Tuesday evening. That includes doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other employees. Employees living in areas that are under travel bans should carry their Kaleida identification.

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ECMC showed off its new $15 million ambulatory surgery center Monday with two operating rooms in a new building on the Grider Street campus.

Plans unveiled Monday show much of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital being replaced with a new mixed-use, senior housing development.

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The future of the former site of Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital could be learned on Monday.

It's back to studying proposals for Kaleida Health as three developers have come forward with new plans for the closed Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital.

Kaleida Health workers ratify deal

Jul 19, 2013
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More than 7,000 Kaleida Health workers ratified a new labor agreement.  Following three days of balloting, union members voted in favor of the new deal.

Employees at Western New York's largest healthcare provider could be walking a picket line soon.

Workers for the region's largest healthcare provider could be walking a picket line soon. A strike authorization vote has been scheduled for employees of Kaleida Health.

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The closing of Ellicott Street Friday is the first sign of the construction of the new Women and Children's Hospital.

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In an effort to minimize the risk of influenza at its local hospitals, two major healthcare providers have announced restrictions for patient visits.

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As Kaleida Health finalizes its schedule for moving Women and Children's Hospital to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, speculation is building concerning what will happen to the site of the current complex on Bryant Street.

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Demolition began Monday on the former Deaconess Center on Humboldt Parkway in Buffalo.  The long-time structure housed a hospital until it closed in 1986.

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Kaleida Health's board of directors has selected a proposed veterinary school to be developed at the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital.

Kaleida made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.  The $65 million plan proposed by local developer Chason Affinity was chosen over a proposal for a mixed use complex from Uniland Development that including a hotel and residential, office, and retail space.


Proposed designs for a brand new Women and Children's Hospital were unveiled this morning during a meeting of Buffalo's Planning Board. 

The hospital plans to relocate the entire facility to the corner of Ellicott and High streets in the Medical Corridor.  Kaleida Health and hospital leaders say the 12-story, state-of-the art facility would be designed to provide better patient care and attract new doctors.

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Two very different proposals for the future of the Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital site were presented Wednesday night, one a mix of boutique hotel, apartments and retail, while the other proposes a new veterinary medicine school.

The hospital is now closed, leaving behind a century of building space and a parking ramp which is the only part of the facility still in use.

The finalists in a long process to find potential developers presented their plans to a packed house in the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

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Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital is shutting its doors, ending nearly a century of health care at the location.

Kaleida Health will move the operation to the expanding Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

While company officials maintain the move is in the best interests of all of Western New York, employees have mixed feelings.

WBFO and AM970's Chris Caya explores some of those heartfelt stories and looks ahead at the future of the massive structure.