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Meeting on Lake Shore Hospital in the works

October 18, 2013

IRVING — With news of Lake Shore Health Care Center’s looming closure, area officials are scrambling to figure out how to save the facility, or at least soften the economic blow it may deal....

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Oct-18-13 5:48 PM

I have contacted via Email Cathy Young and every State representatives from our area demanding an investigation of why that money was spent just before closure. I would suggest others do the same.

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Oct-18-13 5:46 PM

The problem is not that government is not doing enough, the problem is that the government is costing too much. For years as the cost of government (local, state, and federal) has increased, there have been a long succession of private industry job losses and/or job cutbacks. A family only has access to a limited number of dollars to hand out. If most of it goes to police and fire and government and schools and nursing-homes and teachers and roads and military and social-programs and airports and etc. through mandated taxes, and a little goes to food, there isn’t much left for discretionary spending. Apparently medicine has now fallen into the discretionary spending category. Yet every year employees paid by taxed residents get raises and better benefits.

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Oct-18-13 4:29 PM

Well Captain one only need look at the number of people who move here to get all the freebies,the absolute best place in the entire country to be a freeloader!

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Oct-18-13 4:20 PM

Ridiculous school taxes (and endless tax hikes b/c there's never enough money); home values with inflated assessments that can't be sold at assessed value (yet you're taxed at THEIR ESTIMATE); frequent city water, sewer & tipping fee rate hikes; SCPD gone, Petri's gone, Carriage House downsizes, LSH announces closing, NRG may fold next, CCLeg pushing to sell CCH, thus cause 51% of its workforce to become unemployed, rumors about Brooks Hsp's future circulating, BCS is in deep trouble, Forestville is discussing village dissolution. The list goes on and on, all the while our elected reps keep trying to reassure us that they'll do all they can to "minimize the damage." (lol)

Why anyone chooses to remain living in NY (especially Chat Co) is beyond me.

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Oct-18-13 2:26 PM

ChrisNSFW you have of course proof of the "lIE" correct. Lets see/hear it?

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Oct-18-13 12:30 PM


I hope you were being sarcastic, but if not and you truly think the County should buy Lake Shore Hospital then maybe you should checking their mental unit while it's still open, maybe they can cure your delusions before closing.

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Oct-18-13 11:19 AM

Someone has been dipping in the funds, surprise, surprise

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Oct-18-13 9:47 AM

"This all came out of the blue. There was no communication beforehand with me. It's very concerning," she said.

This is a LIE. She was contacted and decided to ignore the message. Goodell and Reed were also contacted. Now they will look like heroes in light of election season. I can't wait to see the politicians in this year's race that "back her up" for the sake of looking good.

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Oct-18-13 9:44 AM

"Killers" you're close but I say bring in Ron Johnson! He said he could/would make the County Home self sustaining so maybe he could scoot on down to Silver Creek and save the day there?

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Oct-18-13 8:58 AM

The inmates are running the asylum. Find the idiot who spent the grant money on a facility that he/she knew was going broke and throw his/her a ss in jail. The thing to have done is pony up to the fact it was going broke and given only 10 residents in the nursing home and lack of other patients figure out a way to have small emergency facility to help people until they can be transported to Brooks or somewhere else. But that would have taken someone with a brain. The other problem is Grant Money. Obviously they didn't due any real investigating or why would they give such a large grant to a business that was already broke just waiting to collapse. Where is American intelligence??????

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Oct-18-13 8:48 AM

This is not at all like NRG, when a company is willing to pony up $500M to repower/convert the facility.

No way can the NYS Health Department tell a private company it must stay open and lose money. (Regardless of what mismanagement brought the company to that point.)

Hey! Does Silver Creek need another out-of-village DPW facility?

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Oct-18-13 8:44 AM

How do our leaders plan on softening the blow? Are they going to provide high speed transportation to another hospital? Perhaps life flights to another hospital? More talk and less action as is typical from a politician. The problem is that politicians are reactive not proactive. They wait until a crisis hits and then through carefully scripted speeches expect to soften the blow. Well tell that to those who depend on that hospital. And might not make it to the closest other hospital.

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Oct-18-13 7:57 AM

The best thing to do is the county take it over, this way even if it looses money we the people will keep it open. Oh, besides the county might be able to increase employment at the facility.

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Oct-18-13 7:55 AM

so the course of action is to close the barn door after the horse had got away, we have seen how well this strategy has worked on other major industries, wait till it to late and have a" meeting" the too little too late" plan of action never worked in the past and probably won't in the future.

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Oct-18-13 7:41 AM

What the politicians can do it find a buyer for the hospital. Other than that they can't do much of anything. This didn't happen over night. The hospital's books need to be looked at....there seems to be more going on and sounds like they have been losing money for a while.

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Oct-18-13 7:39 AM

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Oct-18-13 6:26 AM

Of course it's fraud. Legal fraud as they call it. Different laws for different people.

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Oct-18-13 6:19 AM

This is clearly bordering on a criminal action. It's called fraud! Why would anyone spend all that money on a facility losing that much money, other than to increase it's value when they attempt to sell it?

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Oct-18-13 5:30 AM

George is obviously living in fantasy land. The place is losing millions. Worry about lowering your 100k salary that is killing this area. Joker.

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Oct-18-13 3:50 AM

There are less than 10 residents left at Lake Shore. They could go to CCH, and wait for the place to privatize. By that point they will die while waiting for CCH's sale to be finalized. The residents will be fine. No one is going to let them sleep outside. So stop hiding behind them, and accept change, change is good. Maybe the people who are buying the CCH know someone who is interested in buying part of a hospital.

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Oct-18-13 3:06 AM

You are dreaming George.You cant stop what is going down.Brooks is next,then NRG. All are private entities that you nor any politician has control of.The same thing is going to happen to CCH if it gets privatized,they can close up any time they want too.By the way CCH is not losing millions.CCH was doing fine until Edwards and some Legislators sabotaged and neglected the place.The ones who are suffering,besides the 460 employees,are the residents of Lakeshore,some will be placed many miles from their families.It is about lives,not money George,just like you said.Why wont you and the anti-home legislators apply this way of thinking to CCH. Privatization is not the answer. Lakeshore is a prime example.

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