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Hospital Expansions in Buffalo, N.Y., and Baton Rouge, La., Contribute to Recession Resilience
Date:1/26/2009

ith these surgical centers. For instance, the area's largest health system, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, has bought a stake in one of the large specialty hospitals, Surgical Specialty Center. The Franciscan system has also started construction on a $15 million expansion to increase pediatric, orthopedic and trauma surgery capacity.

"While health systems in Buffalo and Baton Rouge will struggle with issues that are common throughout the hospital sector--proposed cuts to Medicaid programs and higher rates of uninsured patients--there are market drivers affecting healthcare that make them well-positioned to weather the current economic downturn," said McMeekin.

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