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Statement Regarding Resumption of Elective Surgery in Erie County

Released: 6/3/2020 4:35:15 PM

Kaleida Health released the following statement today regarding New York State’s daily COVID-19 update which includes news about elective surgery.

Jody Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health, said, “We are thrilled for the residents in Erie County and for the patients in our community. Hearing the Governor’s announcement that the County is now eligible to resume elective surgeries and ambulatory care is another step forward in re-opening of Western New York. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly stressed the healthcare delivery system here in our community and across the State. However, more notably, the coronavirus has also put undue stress on thousands of patients who had to put their health on hold as we battled this crisis together.  We are most happy for these patients, who can now receive the tremendous care that our local healthcare delivery system is known for. It’s a win for them.

“It is also clear that, as a result of the courage, hard work and dedication of the healthcare heroes across Kaleida Health and this community, coupled with the collective efforts of all when it comes to social distancing, stay-at-home orders and the various safety measures, we continue to see a downward trend of COVID-19 positive patients. That’s good news for everyone in Western New York.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 update and announcement can be found here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-outdoor-dining-restaurants-will-be-permitted-phase-two-reopening