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Neighborhood Health Center of WNY

After nearly a decade at 300 Niagara St., Neighborhood Health Center of WNY is buying the building from Kaleida Health. Health officials said the purchase will not only ensure, but help grow primary care in the high-need area of Buffalo’s Lower West Side.

Oishei Children's Hospital

Kaleida Health has raised the age limit to 25 for patients at Oishei Children's Hospital so younger patients can come across the bridge and free up beds at Buffalo General Medical Center.

Office of the Erie County Executive

There was no decision made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday whether the portion of Erie County already in a COVID "yellow zone" may soon move to orange or red restrictions. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said he expected to hear from Albany soon, while admitting the rising case numbers are discouraging.

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Healthcare workers of the CWA Union Local 1168 are picketing this afternoon at Kaleida Health facilities to call for 'safe staffing' levels.

Kaleida Health

Kaleida Health is offering a voluntary temporary furlough program for its staff. The program is part of a joint agreement with the 1199SEIU and CWA1168 unions, which represent about 8,000 employees in the system.

Photo from Poloncarz's Facebook Live video

As the month of March draws to a close, New York is reporting some stunning coronavirus statistics. On Sunday, March 1st, there were still no confirmed cases in New York. Today, there are more than 52,000. 728 New Yorkers have died from COVID-19.

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Western New York organizations like Kaleida Health are preparing for COVID- 19 by treating it as a virus that will eventually make its way to the region.

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Jody Lomeo is leaving as head of Western New York's largest healthcare provider. The Kaleida Health President and CEO issued a system-wide email Tuesday morning, saying this last year of his contract will be his last year as CEO.

Buffalo BOOTS

Hepatitis is an increasing health problem in Western New York, but the health care system is pushing back with vaccines, cures and information.

Kaleida Health

Kaleida Health is putting the five-story tower of DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda up for sale.

Celebrating 40 years in medicine with a new challenge

Dec 10, 2019
Catholic Medical Partners

What is it like to be a leader with every major health organization in Buffalo? A person to ask would be Dr. Margaret Paroski. A neurologist by training, Paroski started at the VA Medical Center, followed by the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center, all while serving as a faculty member at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. As she celebrates 40 years in medicine, Paroski has taken on a new challenge: Chief Medical Officer for Catholic Health Partners.

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Kaleida and New York State have settled a case of neglect that led to the death of a 16-month-old child with Huntingon's disease at the HighPointe on Michigan Health Care Facility in Buffalo.

Kaleida Health

DeGraff Hospital in North Tonawanda has made more cuts. Inpatient care has been moved to Millard Fillmore Suburban in Amherst, forcing around 50 workers to other Kaleida Health facilities.


Health disparities among African Americans in Erie County is a topic which is gaining steam among local leaders. At the second annual Igniting Hope Conference, held this past weekend, one of the main ideas was on how to get disparate groups, all working towards the same goal of improving the social determinants of health among African Americans, all at the table and working cohesively. To that end, Erie County Medical Center Corporation is providing $372,000 to help create the Buffalo Center for African American Health Equity.

CWA Local 1168

Over the next few days, 7,200 unionized workers at Kaleida Health will be briefed on provisions of a new contract between three unions and healthcare network.

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Four Western New York hospitals have been added to the growing list of places where people can safely get rid of used needles and unwanted medications.

CWA :Local 1168

The contract between Kaleida Health and its three labor unions expired at midnight last night.

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Oishei Children's Hospital

Photographs of patients and caregivers at Oishei Children's Hospital have been selected for inclusion in a national exhibit that will travel the country and be displayed in the nation's capital.

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Kaleida hospitals are working to serve patients in the midst of now what is a blizzard. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke a Kaleida Health official about managing in the snow storm.

DeGraff Memorial Hospita;l

DeGraff Memorial Hospital dedicates a new $8 million emergency department Tuesday morning, 12 years after the Niagara County landmark was scheduled to close.

Online system can reduce ER wait times

Aug 7, 2018
Kaleida Health's Facebook page

A new system is up and running to help minimize the wait times in the Emergency Department at some local hospitals.

Eastern Niagara Hospital

Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey has been named president and chief executive officer at Eastern Niagara Hospital. The appointment comes as Kaleida is finalizing the process to become an "active parent" of ENH.

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The Buffalo Public School District approved a new contract last week for city school nurses, but the decision remains controversial. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Jay Rey discuss the issue in this week's Press Pass conversation.

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The Buffalo Board of Education has approved a new company to supply nurses to city schools. But Kaleida Health, which lost its contract with the district plans to appeal. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked to two city school board members about the controversial issue.

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It is increasingly likely that 70 Kaleida Health registered nurses and LPNs will not be in Buffalo Public Schools after this school year. The school district praises their work, but cannot ignore that Kaleida filed its bid to keep the nurses in the schools minutes after the deadline.

Key Bank Foundation lends a helping hand to ECMC

Mar 22, 2018
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The drive to build ECMC's new Trauma Center/Emergency Department has taken another step forward. Key Bank Foundation is partnering with the First Niagara Foundation to donate $600,000 to the Trauma Center's capital campaign.

The Lockport and Newfane-based hospitals of the Eastern Niagara Health System will soon join the Kaleida Health family.

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A new chapter is about to begin for Buffalo’s medical community, as staff at Women and Children’s Hospital close out 125 years of welcoming newborns into the world and treating sick kids. Plans to move to the new Oishei Children’s Hospital have been in the works for years, but as they come to fruition, hospital staff are having an emotional time saying good bye.

If you have not eaten all your Halloween candy yet, take a close look at it before biting in.

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In just over three weeks, the new Oishei Children’s Hospital at the Buffalo Niagara Medical campus will open to the public. From the moment patients and staff walk in, it’s going to be evident that the new state-of-the-art hospital was designed with families in mind.