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HENRY L. DAVIS AND BARBARA O'BRIEN


Jacobs Neurological Institute on Friday unveiled the results of a $10 million project to expand the ability of its Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center to study diseases.The center is an arm of the institute, which is part of the department of neurology in the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. It leases space in Buffalo General Hospital th…

Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Thursday that they could not reach agreement to merge because of philosophical differences over reproductive services.The organizations offered to explore smaller collaborations, such as in physician recruitment and a joint investment in an outpatient surgery center.But official…

The new group established to oversee a consolidation of Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center should open its meetings to the public and include a county representative, County Comptroller Mark C. Poloncarz said Tuesday.The state intervened earlier this month in the deadlocked talks by naming a governing board of directors for a combined organization.It includes th…

The new group established to oversee a combined Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida Health got down to business Thursday over how to consolidate the medical facilities.One of the first orders of business: Get expert legal help for the unprecedented venture."We have a horribly complex set of issues," said John B. Simpson, president of the University at Buffalo.Kaleida H…

Doctors called Kevin Everett's progress a minor miracle. But improvement in the condition of the Buffalo Bills tight end is more likely the result of good luck and good medicine, including an experimental therapy.To begin with, he began receiving expert medical care from personnel trained in spinal cord injuries just a few moments after he dropped to the ground Sunday at R…

The state intervened Wednesday in the deadlocked consolidation talks between Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center by naming the members of a new board of directors to oversee a combined hospital.The new governing board will give the University at Buffalo, which the area depends on to supply many of its doctors, an expanded role in health care in Western New York.A…

The board of directors of Erie County Medical Center on Thursday criticized Kaleida Health for seeking state intervention in a proposed consolidation rather than renewing talks between the two hospital systems.In a joint statement, the governing board also characterized health care in the community as "inadequate," and accused Kaleida of not wanting to improve care by crea…

The arrival of a baby is supposed to be one of life's happiest events, but the death of Shauna Mahoney's 17-month-old son sheds light on a dark side of childbirth.Many new mothers experience the so-called "baby blues," a brief period of mood swings lasting about 10 days.But 10 percent to 22 percent of new mothers go beyond normal feelings of anxiety and irritability. They …

Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center must resolve their differences over a proposed consolidation or risk the state's imposing a settlement that should be made locally, Erie County Executive Joel A. Giambra warned Tuesday.He also made public a proposal to address a key disagreement -- who should sit on a combined board of directors -- and said ECMC would accept …

Thomas and Debbie Blaszczykiewicz nervously made a promise to themselves two years ago as their daughter underwent 14 hours of brain surgery in another city.They would find a way to bring to Buffalo the expensive technology that doctors relied on to remove a tumor from her brain, saving other families from having to go elsewhere for the same care."It was one of those momen…

The doctors at Kaleida Health System and Erie County Medical Center held their peace as the hospitals this year flirted with marriage.Now, they say it's time to speak.In a joint letter to Dr. Richard F. Daines, state health commissioner, the leaders of the organizations' two medical staffs voiced support for a hospital consolidation, saying the region must embrace signific…

As the son of missionaries in Africa, Dr. David Holmes grew up driven to help the less-privileged of the world.He trained in Buffalo to become a family physician but discovered he didn't have to cross an ocean to follow his parents' example.This city's poorest neighborhoods suffer from high levels of diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. They have so few doctors tha…

Women & Children's Hospital this summer wants to start a $102 million reconstruction that is considered vital to the future of the pediatric facility.But the project is upsetting residents in the Elmwood-Bryant-Hodge community, even those who fought in 2002 to keep Kaleida Health from moving the hospital.They worry that plans to upgrade significantly the outdated medical c…

Buffalo now has competition for blood.Upstate New York Transplant Services says its new independent blood bank is in operation and will sell blood to Buffalo-area hospitals at prices 30 percent below those of the American Red Cross.The blood bank stems from a desire by area hospitals to lower the cost of the blood products they use and to have a say over blood supply polic…

An advertising war between Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center just got uglier.In the latest salvos, "citizens" groups accused ECMC of using tax dollars to compete with private facilities and Kaleida, a not-for-profit hospital, and of caring more about executive salaries than the health of the community.The state has ordered the two organizations to consolidate t…