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DNV Grants Kaleida Health Accreditation

DNV Grants Kaleida Health Accreditation

Continuing to pursue its goal of providing exceptional care to its patients in a safe environment, Kaleida Health has selected DNV Healthcare, Inc. to provide accreditation services for its hospitals.

Kaleida Health is the first healthcare system in Western New York to partner with DNV Healthcare Inc. and pursue ISO 9001 compliance.

James R. Kaskie, President and CEO of Kaleida Health said, “DNV brings a collaborative relationship that will help us—as a team—provide that level of care.  Their philosophy is to build a partnership of cooperation and instruction. Accreditation is very important as it recognizes an organization-wide and continual commitment to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.”

Locally Developed Marine Training Program Featured in Fitness Magazine

Locally Developed Marine Training Program Featured in Fitness Magazine

Marine Functional Force Training, developed locally by Steven Helmicki of East Aurora, president of Primordial Strength Inc., is featured in the December issue of MILO: A Journal For Serious Strength Athletes. Former Lancaster resident Len Kuhn, now manager of Area 4 Gym at Camp Lejune, a Marine Corps military training facility in North Carolina, is photographed in the feature.

Primordial’s Marine Functional Force Training program was specially created to meet the needs of our fighting men and women who train at Area 4. Helmicki’s curriculum is a National Association of Sports Medicine and Coopers Institute approved course and can be used to set up authentic boot camp/military-style training in homes, gyms, corporations, schools or hospitals. 

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2001 Nissan Sentra, and there is a problem with the brake pedal. Occasionally, when I'm waiting at a traffic light, the brake pedal goes down about a half-inch or more, as if there is a loss of vacuum (doesn’t go all the way to the floor). Have you ever heard of this occurring?

Paul from Nashville, TN

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Annual Tails on the Trails Event

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Annual Tails on the Trails Event

Pet Connection Programs Inc. is looking for vendors for its Tails on the Trails event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Como Lake Park in Lancaster. This annual dog-walking event/fundraiser attracts hundreds of walkers and their best friends. Pet Connection provides tables, chairs, tents and publicity. A small donation is required to help cover costs. For more information on Tails on the Trails, please contact the shelter at 652-0192. 

Buffalo's Waterfront Legacy to the World: A Lesson in Grain Elevators

Buffalo's Waterfront Legacy to the World: A Lesson in Grain Elevators

Buffalo Morning Express May 14, 1899 - Drawing near Buffalo upon the deck of a lake steamer, or looking across the broad bay toward the city from the south shore, you see a low strand, from which spring a great row of gigantic buildings which loom up out of all proportion to the narrow base upon which they stand.  

In the evening sunlight which falls upon their faces, they are a reddish brown, the smokey air of Buffalo softens their outlines, and their few small windows twinkle. They look fantastic and unreal! It appears hardly credible that such mighty masses, if substantial fabrics, could be supported upon such a shallow crust of earth. They seem like monstrous mushroom growths, sprung in a moment from the waters edge, and ready as suddenly again to disappear.

Local Fitness Expert to Celebrate a Decade of Writing for International Strength Magazine

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki, a resident of East Aurora, will celebrate his 10th year of writing for MILO: A Journal For Serious Strength Athletes, in December. Published by IronMind, MILO is the pre-eminent international strength magazine.

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Donates $1 Million to Kaleida Health

The Kaleida Health Foundation today announced a $1 million donation by Ralph and Mary Wilson through the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to support adult day care and home care in Western New York.

Mary Wilson was on hand to present the gift from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to James R. Kaskie, president and CEO of Kaleida Health, at the DeGraff Memorial Hospital Adult Day Care Center in North Tonawanda.

“On behalf of all of the patients we serve, I want to thank the Wilson’s for their generosity,” said James R. Kaskie, the president and CEO of Kaleida Health. “Their compassion and caring will directly impact our adult day care patients as well as those we serve in home care.”

The funding will be used to subsidize the cost of attendance and transportation to the adult day care program.  It will also provide funding for programmatic activities and much needed capital purchases such as equipment and supplies.