Constituent Services
Statement on the Future of St. Joseph Hospital
January 17, 2008

“Through thoughtful cooperation between the Administration at Catholic Health System (CHS), the State of New York and the employees at St. Joseph Hospital in Cheektowaga, New York all parties have reached an agreement that will keep St. Joe’s open and serving the Western New York community.  Over the last several months I have had a number of personal conversations with Governor Eliot Spitzer stressing the importance of this health facility and I have worked closely with all parties throughout the negotiation process.  I applaud the Governor’s leadership on this effort and the state’s $8 million contribution that solidified the hospital’s future in Cheektowaga.  CHS President Joe McDonald and the employees are to be commended for their steadfast commitment to finding a resourceful way to keep St. Joe’s operating.  This community is greatly served by the state-of-the-art quality of care offered at St. Joseph Hospital.”

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