Buffalo

Hospital Bed
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WBEN Newsroom
April 05, 2020 - 10:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (Investigative Post) - Western New York’s hospitals were in dire financial shape coming into 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic — with the attendant costs in equipment, staffing and, perhaps most damagingly, lost revenue — is going to compound their problems.
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Broadway Market
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WBEN Newsroom
April 05, 2020 - 4:54 pm
The Broadway Market, one of the most popular places in the Queen City during Easter Week will be open despite the COVID-19 pandemic and will also be offering curbside pick-up. Mayor Byron Brown announced Friday that the market’s year-round tenants will remain open, with social distancing guidelines...
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Brendan Keany
WBEN Newsroom
April 05, 2020 - 1:44 pm
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown Sunday on WBEN Buffalo Mayor, Byron Brown announced on Sunday that 28 Buffalo Firefighters have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus while 21 Buffalo Police officers have also tested positive for the virus. Brown also noting that 42 firefighters are also on...
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Coronavirus
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WBEN Newsroom
April 03, 2020 - 2:59 pm
A vast majority of Western New Yorkers with private health insurance will be relieved to know that BlueCross BlueShield, Independent Health and Univera are waiving out-of-pocket costs associated with COVID-19 testing and treatment.
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Triage tent set up outside Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo. March 27, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Triage tent set up outside Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo. March 27, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
On Thursday, Kaleida Health CEO Jody Lomeo told WBEN that capacity is getting more and more limited by the day. Friday, Catholic Health CEO Mark Sullivan detailed how their hospitals are dealing with the new day-to-day influx of patients.
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Roswell Park
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“We just started (Thursday),” Puzanov said. “It looks like out of the small groups of patients available, 20 patients in China, 30 in Italy, that 80 percent avoided a ventilator or improved off a ventilator quickly. There is promise.”
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Healthcare Workers Protest in Niagara Square
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
April 02, 2020 - 8:18 pm
Local healthcare workers and union members held a rally in Niagara Square on Thursday afternoon to pleade for more personal protective equipment.
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Meals on Wheels
Brendan Keany
April 02, 2020 - 11:41 am
Meals on Wheels discusses hardships amid increased demand.
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“What was more difficult than her being as ill as she was was the fact that we could not be there. I couldn’t be there, her mother couldn’t be there"
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“The grocery supply chains as a whole have been taken by surprise,” said Nallan Suresh, University at Buffalo Professor of Operations Management.
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