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IRVING – On April 16, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced their new star ratings system and scores on Hospital Compare, the agency’s public information website.  The system scores hospital on a scale of one (the lowest) to five (the highest) stars by taking into considerations a variety of quality and patient satisfactions data.

While no hospital in Western New York received a five-star rating, a feat only 7 percent of the hospitals...

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Stuffed Animal Donation webIRVING – A tragic accident on the NYS Thruway earlier this year led to two young children being brought to Lake Shore Health Care Center’s emergency department in a terrified state.  Due to the traumatic nature of the incident, two State troopers on the scene decided to bring teddy bears to the children at the hospital in the hope that it would help take their mind off from what they were going through...

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ED_1IRVING – TLC Health Network is partnering with EmCare, Inc., a nationwide leader in hospital department management services, for the provision of emergency medicine services at Lake Shore Health Care Center.  In a multi-year arrangement that goes into effect on Feb. 15, EmCare has committed to providing physician staffing, billing, and an on-site Medical Director for Lake Shore’s Emergency Department...

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David Hallasey, MS, MDIRVING – TLC Health Network officials have announced the addition of family medicine physician David Hallasey, MS, MD to their medical staff.  Dr. Hallasey’s main duties include providing care for patients with chemical dependency issues through Suboxone and Vivitrol treatments as well as providing general care to patients in the health system’s primary care and urgent care facilities.

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IRVING – Officials at TLC Health Network are announcing the appointment of John Eichner, CPA as their new Director of Finance.  In this new role, Eichner has been tasked with the managing the overall finances of the health system and provide oversight of the Finance and Patient Accounts departments...

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New Hospitalists at Lake Shore Health Care Center

IRVING – Officials at TLC Health Network are announcing the addition of Steven Barnes, DO (seated), Carl Roth, DO (left), and Wayra Salazar Moreno, MD (right) as hospitalists for Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving, NY.  Dana Anderson, MD and James Wild, MD will also be expanding their current work with TLC Health Network to include some hospitalist duties as well.

These physicians have been tasked with providing “that critical communication link among pati...

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EbolaIRVING – Visitors to facilities across the TLC Health Network system will see new signs on the exterior of public entrances, a sign of caution in light of the current Ebola threat in West Africa and the U.S. Recently, health officials at Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving conducted an “unannounced” training exercise focusing on protocols in their admissions procedures to ensure compliance by staff with the latest state and federal guidelines.

“Being in...

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employee_recognitionIRVING – Nearly 70 employees of TLC Health Network were honored for their years of service during an annual recognition ceremony at Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving. Held as part of the national celebration of Hospital and Nurses Week, the event provided honorees recognition for years of service in five year increments.

Those honored in the 40 year category were Karen Comello, RN, Cardiac Rehab; Roseann Mohney, RN, Emergency Department; and Dawn Weiskerg...

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DoerrIRVING – TLC Health Network officials are pleased to welcome Urologist Mark J. Doerr, MD (pictured on left) of Western New York Urology Associates to the Lake Shore campus in Irving, New York. Dr. Doerr will be available for appointments beginning Monday, June 9 in suite #3 of the Medical Office Building attached to the hospital at 849 Routes 5 & 20 in Irving. The specialist is accepting male and female patients of all ages, including children...

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WildBUFFALO – James E. Wild, MD, FAAFP (pictured at left), a member of the TLC Health Network Board of Trustees, has been named a recipient of the HealthCare 50 for 2014 award by Buffalo Business First. The publication recently announced the honorees in its publication for individuals “who are standouts in the medical field,” those who strive to maintain and improve services that customers expect as well as those who make a difference in this era of change. Dr...

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