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Funding boost runs dry

Flood money buoyed Lake Shore Health Care Center’s bottom line

October 20, 2013

By GIB SNYDER OBSERVER City Editor The floodwaters that destroyed the Gowanda Tri-County Hospital in 2009 may have ended up allowing the TLC Health Network Lake Shore Health Care Center a few extra......

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Christopher

Oct-23-13 6:21 PM

Politics aside, where has CEO Lanski been in all this? Why was Mr. Lawrence only fired while Mr. Lanski was out of town? Why weren't bills being paid at Lakeshore because Dr's weren't keeping records, and nothing done about it? Criminal, I say, or the grossest of incompetence. Oh, and by the way, Brooks is still on the hook for the lease at the old fire hall building signed by Mr. Lawrence, at over a thousand bucks a month. Shall I go on? This has little to do with the Berger Commission or the Government. It's about local oversight!!! Anyone watch Channel 4 news tonight? It's the tip of the iceberg!!

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joew

Oct-20-13 6:06 PM

baseball that is exactly what the Berger commission recommended.

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Taxpayer42

Oct-20-13 4:55 PM

Apparently they should have merged CEOs and Boards as well. Looks like both at Lakeshore failed miserably.

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baseball

Oct-20-13 4:01 PM

Typo, Sorry---x-rays not e-rays

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baseball

Oct-20-13 4:00 PM

All they need is an Emergicare facility, its basically an emergency room with no inpatient beds! They can do stitches, e-rays, basically everything a regular emergency room could. Anything more serious is shipped out!

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joew

Oct-20-13 10:59 AM

commentor that is exactly what the Berger commission recommended.

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commentor

Oct-20-13 10:12 AM

Mergers are not the magic pill. If you don't change spending habits mergers are an opportunity for a bigger chance of failure. The former hospital administrator from my understanding was not qualified to run the operation. As for Silver Creek it does not need a full blown hospital or nursing home facility. An emergency type facility could provide accurate service.

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PhilJulian

Oct-20-13 10:04 AM

I don't think we can ignore the impact of a declining population. This should be a "wake-up call to snoozing politicians" but I fear it's only the beginning of an impending disaster.

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joew

Oct-20-13 8:54 AM

What is clear bulldog is that consolidation was not done correctly or it would have worked and worked to the advantage of all in the region.

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joew

Oct-20-13 8:50 AM

If the original recommendations of the Berger commission had been followed none of this "shock" would have manifested itself "out of the blue".

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roberta2

Oct-20-13 7:40 AM

YES---It was and is Barum and Bailey at its BEST- The high wire act and the Clowns were real--With monkeys and lions being staved and whipped--With the ER being kept busy with nose bleed's from the CEO'S Mangers and bosses with there heads so far in the clouds they need Oxygen all the time--!!

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bulldog10

Oct-20-13 7:29 AM

Its clear consolidation didn't work here!

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bulldog10

Oct-20-13 7:27 AM

A bunch of numbers that add to mismanagement.

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Clowns

Oct-20-13 6:54 AM

Sounds to me like some management members were living pretty good, and possibly doing it illegally.

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Christopher

Oct-20-13 6:27 AM

That's Lakeshore serving the smaller rural population. Sorry, poorly worded.

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Christopher

Oct-20-13 6:27 AM

I would only suggest that since Brooks is similar in size and services to Lakeshore, although admittedly serving a more rural and probably smaller population base, one would have to at least consider the possibility of what can only be describes as horrible management, horrible decisions and again, the use of FEMA money to shore up Lakeshore, as well as pulling "profits" from Brooks as well, as more reason to demand an investigation by a higher authority.

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