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Niagara Falls - Robert Cleveland NYS Certified Paramedic and manager of Rural Metro Medical Services speaks at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center about the number of area people transported by his service that suffer from a cardiac condition. Memorial Medical Center, Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida Health have announced a three-point plan Tuesday to bring lifesaving cardiac care closer to home for Niagara County residents while directly addressing disparities in the availability of that care to African Americans and people living in poverty. Called the Full Circle of Heart Care project, the collaborative effort calls for ECMC to decertify its license for one of its three cardiac catheterization labs and transfer the license to Kaleida Health. Kaleida’s Gates Vascular Institute would then establish a cardiac catheterization lab at Memorial’s Heart Center of Niagara.
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