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Kaleida Health Rejects Recommendations

By Eileen Buckley

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Buffalo, NY – The State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century has recommended that two Buffalo area hospitals close. Millard Fillmore Gates Circle and St. Joseph in Cheektowaga.

The commission is also recommending a merger of the Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida Health. Both E-C-M-C and Buffalo General Hospital would remain separate institutions.

But according to the commission's report, one of those hospitals would be closed if an agreement is not reached by the end of 2007. As WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports, Kaleida is rejecting the recommendations.

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