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Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Donates $1 Million to Kaleida Health

The Kaleida Health Foundation today announced a $1 million donation by Ralph and Mary Wilson through the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to support adult day care and home care in Western New York.

Mary Wilson was on hand to present the gift from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to James R. Kaskie, president and CEO of Kaleida Health, at the DeGraff Memorial Hospital Adult Day Care Center in North Tonawanda.

“On behalf of all of the patients we serve, I want to thank the Wilson’s for their generosity,” said James R. Kaskie, the president and CEO of Kaleida Health. “Their compassion and caring will directly impact our adult day care patients as well as those we serve in home care.”

The funding will be used to subsidize the cost of attendance and transportation to the adult day care program.  It will also provide funding for programmatic activities and much needed capital purchases such as equipment and supplies.

DASCO/Krog Selected to Develop Medical Office Building for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Kaleida Health has announced that the DASCO/Krog development team has been selected to construct a new $11 million medical office building for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

“Through a physician-led discussion and analysis, we have found that a medical office building on the hospital campus is the next logical step to take after the success of our recent expansion and the unprecedented growth that the hospital has witnessed over the past few years,” said Chris Lane, president of Millard Fillmore Hospital.

DASCO, based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is a nationally renowned healthcare development firm.  For more than 23 years, DASCO has specialized in the development, acquisition and management of medical office buildings and healthcare facilities.

Local Fitness Expert to Celebrate a Decade of Writing for International Strength Magazine

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki, a resident of East Aurora, will celebrate his 10th year of writing for MILO: A Journal For Serious Strength Athletes, in December. Published by IronMind, MILO is the pre-eminent international strength magazine.

ECMC Invests $150 Million in ‘Health Campus’ -- Great Lakes Health Collaboration Stimulates Centers

BUFFALO, NY Nov. 23, 2010 – Erie County Medical Center today outlined a dramatic expansion of its ‘Health Campus,’ highlighting $150 million in work on a new long-term care facility, a 333-vehicle parking ramp, a transplant and kidney center of excellence, an orthopedic expansion, a refurbishing of the adolescent psychiatric clinic, and other major projects to enhance patient care at the Medical Center.

Expansion work on the Health Campus commenced this fall on a $27 million Center of Excellence for Renal Disease and Transplant Services that is part of a consolidation of the Transplant and Dialysis programs with Kaleida and Great Lakes Health.

Work on the new state-of-the-art 390-bed long-term care facility on the Grider campus begins next spring.

Veetai Li, MD, Receives The Children’s Guild Foundation Purpose & Passion Award

The Children’s Guild Foundation recently recognized Veetai Li, M.D., Medical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo, with its Community Recognition Award for a professional working in the field of healthcare.

In celebration of its 100th anniversary year, The Children's Guild Foundation chose to acknowledge indiviuals for their expecptional contributions to the community of special needs children and their families with a grant award made in their honor to a non profit organization proving services for these children.

Primordial Strength’s Marine Training Methods Receive Endorsements

The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and The Cooper Institute have approved Primordial Strength Inc.’s Marine Functional Force Training for continuing education units for all NASM- and Cooper Institute-certified trainers. 

Festival of Trees Will Provide Funds to Purchase New Electronic Fetal Monitors

Proceeds from the 2010 Festival of Trees will fund new Electronic Fetal Monitors for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.   This gift, made possible in part by event sponsors like CGF Anesthesiology Associates, PC, Mark IV Industries Foundation, Tops Friendly Markets, Fisher-Price and the physician members of University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc., will enable the Hospital to replace all the monitors with the latest and most state-of-the–art equipment.  Constant monitoring and examination during the labor process will allow doctors to monitor progress and ensure the safest possible delivery with minimal complication for both baby and mother.