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Registered nurses over the holiday weekend agreed to a new four-year contract with Erie County Medical Center. The new pact includes a 3% raise each year for the 1,216 RNs at the Grider Street medical center. It also continues healthcare coverage with a 15% employee contribution through the life of the contract and will add 45 new nursing positions, said officials fr…

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Residents and business owners in Buffalo's Kensington-Bailey neighborhood are being asked for their ideas on how Erie County Medical Center should redevelop its long vacant, 17-acre Kensington Heights property. The medical center and the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning recently announced that they have launched an effort called "Building Togeth…

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Two parking lots and a delayed affordable housing project won approval by the city Planning Board Monday night – even after a neighbor objected to one of the lots because a cement block wall would be too close to her property. Rocco Termini's Signature Development Buffalo received the green light to pave the property at 125 Chandler St. – where he previously demolished …

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It wasn't exactly paradise, but Erie County Medical Center is ready to put up a parking lot anyway. After demolishing the last remaining building in the former Kensington Heights low-income housing community last year, the region's trauma center wants to use part of the vacant land at 1827 Fillmore Ave. to expand its parking lot, linking the two across the property line…

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A female gunshot victim on Thursday was transported to Erie County Medical Center with injuries that appear to be serious, according to Buffalo police. Police are investigating the 6:30 p.m. shooting, which they said happened in the first block of Stevenson Street in South Buffalo. Police did not release the name or age of the victim, nor did they reveal if police ha…

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Construction on a new main entrance to Erie County Medical Center is set to begin at 6 a.m. Tuesday, which will prompt a switch to a temporary hospital entrance a few hundred feet north of the old entrance, ECMC officials announced Monday. The new entrance will be named for Buffalo restaurateur and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore, who donated $1 million to the hospi…

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Two road construction workers are recuperating from serious injuries they suffered when they were hit by a car on the Kensington Expressway while trying to help motorists in a head-on collision. The story of how they ended up in Erie County Medical Center is as valiant as it is inspiring. Jason Florea, 39, and Peter Shannon, 26, were working on a seven-man crew for A…

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After barely avoiding the wrecking ball several years ago, the last remaining building in the former Kensington Heights low-income housing community may be seeing its final days. The Erie County Medical Center is preparing to demolish the seven-story building at 1827 Fillmore Ave., after the public hospital acquired the derelict building and surrounding property from th…

Health and Fitness

Erie County Medical Center had the distinction last year of releasing a teen patient with severe autism from the behavioral health emergency room – after 304 days. The 16-year-old was one of hundreds with developmental disabilities in the region – and thousands across the nation – who fall into a gray area each year. Where to best help them when an explosive outburst re…

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The Seneca Nation’s long-standing history of working with the Erie County Medical Center to address diabetes-related issues was celebrated Tuesday by Nation leaders including Barry E. Snyder. Snyder, a former president of the Seneca Nation, and his wife, Deanna, have helped establish a $1 million endowment to support the hospital’s construction of a new trauma center an…