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NOTICE! TLC/Lakeshore Health Center Campus Closure

By Alerts

December 3, 2019

To:      Western New York Emergency Service Providers

Fm:      Mary LaRowe, President and CEO, Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc.

Subj:    TLC/Lakeshore Health Center Campus (TLC Campus)

In an effort to ensure that the Brooks-TLC Hospital System is sustainable and can serve the region for many years to come the Brooks-TLC Hospital System Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to close the TLC/Lakeshore Health Center Campus (TLC Campus), Irving, NY, January 1, 2020, pending patient transfers.

The closure impacts all services at the TLC Campus including the Emergency Department.

Full 24/7 emergency services will continue to be provided at the Brooks Campus, Dunkirk.

The announcement does not affect The Gowanda Urgent Care and Medical Center or TLC chemical dependency clinics in Derby and Cassadaga, which will remain open.

Further communications will occur as we finalize closure plans.

In the meantime, should you have any questions relative to the closure or emergency services at the TLC Campus please feel free to call us at 716-363-3313.

Download TLC Lakeshore Health Center Campus Closure Notice

EMS Infectious Diseases and Recent Measles Outbreak

By Alerts

Rockland County has recently experienced a measles outbreak with 7 confirmed cases and several more in the process of being tested. With this in mind, the Bureau is forwarding the attached resource for your local ambulance services and ALSFRs that could help with planning for EMS response to infectious disease patients including but not limited to measles and even flu.

Download ASPR EMS Infectious Disease Playbook June 2017

Daniel J. Clayton, B.S., EMT-P
Deputy Director for Operations and Emergency Preparedness
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems
Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management

New York State Department of Health
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

ph: 518.402.0996 |

REMINDER: Only 10 Days Left to Submit WREMAC Credentialing Reports

By Alerts, Credentialing

As a reminder, the WREMAC credentialing reporting period closes June 30. Agency EMS leaders should plan to log in to the UBMD EMS Portal to validate their membership, expiration dates and submit all WREMAC skills performed since last July 1. Those who are designated as an agency contact will see a button at the bottom of the membership summary report page entitled “Submit Report to EMS Division”. This button will remain active through June 30th (the WREMAC due date). Please ensure all information is accurate before submitting your reports.

As a friendly reminder, the WREMAC does not offer grace periods so it is important for this information to be submitted as soon as possible AND before July 1. As always, if we can help provide guidance, please do not hesitate to call.

A number of services have already submitted. We thank you for your diligence!

Thank you!

The UBMD EMS Division