posted on July 31, 2013 07:21
The newest walk-in heath care clinic in Batavia has filed an anti-trust suit against United Memorial Medical Center.
Insource Healthcare, which operates in the Batavia City Center, is accusing the local hospital of conspiring with the area’s largest health insurance company to keep patients away from Insource.
UMMC has declined comment.
The lawsuit names UMMC and Health Now, the regional franchisee of Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The walk-in clinics, known as urgent care centers, have popped up all over the country as a lower cost alternative to emergency room care.
UMMC operates its own urgent care facility in the Jerome Center on Bank Street, while Insource has just recently opened in the Batavia City Center.
Insource is also alleging that UMMC used its influence to keep doctors and other health care professionals from doing business with Insource.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is heading to Buffalo today to celebrate the signing of legislation that expands gambling in New York State. The measure also reaffirms the compact with the Seneca Nation, ensuring that they have the exclusive right to operate casinos in Western New York.
Race track casinos, like the one operated at Batavia Downs, were a sore spot with the Seneca’s.
The new deal requires that the Downs stop identifying itself as a “casino” and may revert back to “racino” as it was originally termed.
Antonio Perez will be stepping down as chief executive officer at Eastman Kodak by next year. The Rochester based company has announced that Perez will remain as CEO as the company emerges from bankruptcy this fall, then will step aside as soon as a replacement is found. The company has issued a statement saying that Perez remaining in place ensures continuity and continues implementation of their business transformation.
Lil' Wayne brings his show to Darien Lake and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office brings their ticket book.
24 people were arrested last night on various drug charges, mostly marijuana possession, and another 58 tickets were issued for underage drinking.
Lil' Wayne is a rapper from New Orleans.