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Catholic Health has added to its leadership team, naming a chief operating officer who most recently worked in Florida. Dr. Hui Jiang-Saldana will join Catholic Health in October. The position of COO has been vacant since Mark Sullivan was elevated to president and chief executive officer in early 2018. Saldana served as West Florida division vice president of operat…

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Erie County Medical Center Corp. will provide $372,000 to support the Buffalo Center for African American Health Equity, focused on health issues affecting East Side residents. ECMC announced the collaboration last weekend at a conference presented by the African American Health Disparities Task Force, aimed at ending health disparities among African Americans.

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Erie County Medical Center's exterior is getting a major makeover, with a brighter new look. Replacing 4,152 windows has a lot to do with it. The hospital has launched a window replacement project that will take three and a half years to complete. Also, ECMC's sign atop the tower will be temporarily removed, for a lighting upgrade. "This is part of an image change…

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Catholic Health is now the full owner of Sterling Surgical Center in Orchard Park. The health system in 2017 acquired a 40% stake in Sterling Surgical, and filed plans earlier this year with the State Department of Health to become the sole owner of the independent outpatient center. The deal closed on Aug. 1. Terms were not disclosed. Sterling Surgical opened in …

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center believes ranking 14th on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best hospitals for cancer care resonates beyond the annual list. "The really good physicians want to go to the really good places," said Candace Johnson, Roswell Park's president and CEO. "It will help us with physician recruitment. We have incredible physicians he…

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A tentative labor contract between Kaleida Health and three unions calls for three raises over the course of the agreement. A 2% pay hike would take effect July 1, 2020, according to a summary released by Communications Workers of America Local 1168. A 1% raise would take effect Jan. 1, 2021, and a 3% raise would go into effect Aug. 1, 2021. The three-year deal covers a…

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Evergreen Health is opening its newest regional health facility this week, with a new location in Jamestown to serve as a central hub for specialty care services. The Buffalo-based nonprofit organization's new office at 320 Prather Ave. is designed to provide quality health services and make medical care more accessible for people living in the Southern Tier. The 2,6…

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Shane Matthews, who spent part of the 2004 season as the Bills quarterback, has been sentenced to three months in prison and must pay $440,000 for his minor role in a health care fraud conspiracy set up by a former University of Florida teammate. Matthews pleaded guilty in August to one count of causing a drug to be misbranded, according to the Florida Times Union. F…