Kaleida Health

Brendan Keany
June 28, 2019 - 2:40 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - A union contract that covers 7,200 health professionals working at various Kaleida Health facilities expired last week when an agreement couldn’t be reached. On Friday afternoon, dozens of healthcare workers gathered outside Oishei Children's Hospital, one of the...
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Brendan Keany
June 26, 2019 - 12:21 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - An additional four new drug and needle disposal sites have been installed at Kaleida Health facilities in Erie and Niagara Counties. Gale Burstein serves as the Erie County commissioner of health, and she explained that the kiosks are a way to combat drug addiction...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With vaccine fears in the news lately, comes word of a new 6-in-1 vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Dennis Kuo, Chief of General Pediatrics at UBMD says anytime you have a combination vaccine, it makes the process easier for kids and parents. "We give...
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Tom Puckett
November 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) The dedication of an expanded emergency room takes place at DeGraff Memorial Hospital this morning. The department will more than double its size, says Kaleida CEO Jody Lomeo. "It's an $8 million investment into DeGraff. Quite honestly, it's been a long time coming, it's...
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Tom Puckett
July 26, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) Anne McCaffrey will step down as Lockport mayor in about two weeks. She's taking a new post as CEO of Eastern Niagara Hospital. McCaffrey stated, “It has been an honor to serve as Mayor of Lockport for the last four and a half years. I have enjoyed serving the residents of...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger "Parents and Kaleida nurses rallying to save their contract with BPS"
June 30, 2018 - 4:23 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Despite protests and an appeal from Kaleida, the Buffalo Public Schools have announced in a statement that they are upholding their decision to sever ties with Kaleida to provide nurses in the city schools. Buffalo School Board member Larry Quinn tells WBEN, "the decision did...
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Tom Puckett
June 20, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A month after Buffalo Schools ended its 13 year working relationship with Kaleida Health, Kaleida is going to get its hearing over its bid to renew its contract. Last month, Kaleida's Mike Hughes told WBEN he received mixed messages about why Kaleida's bid was rejected, "We're...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
May 16, 2018 - 9:18 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following lengthy and sometimes emotional debate in Buffalo City Hall Wednesday evening, the Buffalo Board of Education voted to approve a contract with a new nursing provider and Kaleida nurses are out of the Buffalo Schools. Some board members pleaded to table the item and...
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Tom Puckett
May 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Parents gathered outside School 89 Wednesday afternoon calling on the Buffalo School Board to at least consider Kaleida Health's bid to renew its nursing contract with the district. Kaleida has supplied nurses for the last 13 years, but its latest bid arrived 16 minutes late,...
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November 10, 2017 - 8:41 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Right on schedule, at 7:01am, 12 year old Olivia Reger was whisked out of Women and Children's Hospital on Bryant Street. The scene was more like that of a celebrity surrounded by a paparazzi of photographers and media as she was bundled in blankets and wheeled into the first...
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