The Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York announced today that its board voted last night to continue the process of trying to sell Lake Shore Health Care Center because offers received to date are insufficient.
Lake Erie Regional Health System, which announced earlier this month that Lake Shore would close because it faces a $7 million loss for 2013, is the corporation that oversees Lake Shore and its affiliated clinics. Board members expressed continued interest in saving the hospital as a community asset.
The board also noted it will not negotiate in public or share any information about these opportunities at this time. The board is carefully performing due diligence and will report on progress when appropriate.
"We realize there is much concern and worry in the community, which we share," Lanski said. "At the appropriate time, we will release information to employees and physicians, relevant local and state officials, and then the general public. It is not in the best interest of employees or patients to engage in disruptive public spectacles. The board is concerned and understands the current anxieties and asks for patience and understanding while we fulfill our obligations in a thoughtful manner."
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