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Brian Conn started last year struggling with the suicide of his father, trying to soothe the pain through long hours on the job, followed by too much time away from home with friends. Scott Dodson pushed through the year afraid for his life. His kidneys were failing, prospects for dialysis neared and a transplant was the only thing that could save him in the long run. …

Erie County

AnnMarie Stewart, a nurse in Grand Island's Kaegebein Elementary School, headed a districtwide fundraiser to support a new trauma unit at Erie County Medical Center, where her daughter once was treated. On Wednesday, the district presented a $1,000 check to Tom Quatroche, president of ECMC and Stacy Roeder from the ECMC Foundation. Funds were raised by students and staf…

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Erie County Medical Center will host a rehabilitation symposium March 10 on its Grider Street campus. Physical and occupational therapists and assistants, as well as speech pathologists and therapy students are encouraged to attend the symposium, entitled “A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Acute Care Patient.” The event starts at 8 a.m. with an update on treatment …

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Dr. Evgeny Dyskin has learned that talent and confidence are great equalizers for trauma doctors who grew up in other countries. "If you speak with an accent, sometimes elective patients in an office setting are apprehensive," said Dyskin, who grew up and got his early medical training in Russia. "It's normal. I understand it. "Then I discovered when you see those sa…

Health and Fitness

The fear, pain and uncertainty that come with going to the dentist can unnerve even the healthiest among us. Imagine what it can be like for those with autism, dementia, physical limitations, developmental disabilities or cancer. These are the patients in the working world of Drs. Elizabeth Kapral and Maureen Sullivan, two of a dozen dentists who help staff three den…

Business

A motorcycle crash figures into the story of how Grace Guest House came to be in South Buffalo. Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunny Sgt. David Celej nearly died in the 2013 crash in North Carolina. His father, who lives in Western New York, stayed in a hospitality house near the hospital where Celej spent several weeks recovering. The father returned to work and raved about…

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A few notes and observations following Tuesday’s Erie County Medical Center board of directors meeting, where members appointed Thomas J. Quatroche Jr. the hospital’s permanent chief executive officer: •The news release that the hospital sent out immediately following the board’s vote was a clear statement of why board members felt they did not need to conduct a national …