Newfane hospital slashing jobs, transferring inpatient, surgery services to Lockport
|By Thomas Prohaska, The Buffalo News, N.Y.|
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As a result of the changes, which will take effect in 60 to 90 days, about half of the roughly 123 employees at
"I'm extremely disappointed,"
Chief Executive Officer
"I can't speak to that, because they wouldn't let us look at their books," Horanburg said.
Haar said, "Frankly, maintaining two sites nine miles apart has been quite a feat. We've been able to afford it up until now."
She said there had been a slow decline in admissions for years, but there was a drastic drop starting in October.
Muscato blamed it in part on the Affordable Care Act. He said the high-deductible Obamacare insurance policies have discouraged admissions.
"People don't want to go to the hospital," he said.
Of its workforce of 560 full-time equivalents, 123 were working at
"I'm concerned about the job loss," Horanburg said. "A lot of those workers were single mothers, supporting families in northern
Haar said another government-caused financial problem has been
The hospital is in talks with Kaleida and the
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