The Jacobs gift will also be the catalyst for a community-wide effort to raise additional funds needed to build and support creation of a Global Vascular Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The center will be a first-of-its-kind, multi-dimensional medical institute focused on the full spectrum of vascular health care, and will bring together physicians, researchers and educators to address heart and vascular diseases.
Similar university-research and clinical collaborations in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Minneapolis have produced renowned centers of medical excellence that have dramatically improved health care in those regions while generating tremendous economic benefits.
James R. Kaskie, president and CEO of Kaleida Health, said the generosity of the Jacobs family is an important first step to developing community-wide support to enhance Kaleida Health's strong
clinical plan by integrating research and teaching through the targeted recruitment and support of world-class faculty and clinicians.
"Kaleida Health is investing $80 million to go along with the $65 million in state funding to integrate the Millard Fillmore Gates Circle and Buffalo General Hospitals onto the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus," Kaskie said. "This historic investment, a physician-led initiative, will create the clinical engine for our community. On behalf of the 10,000 Kaleida Health employees, we thank the Jacobs family for their commitment to building a better health-care-delivery model for Western New York."
The Jacobs family has long provided philanthropic leadership in the Buffalo Niagara region. Pamela Jacobs Vogt, wife of the late renowned neurologist Lawren
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