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October 5, 2012

Falls hospital takes over Bennett's office

Medical facility left vacant by doctor's arrest has new life

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“We’ve done that in record time,” he said, while adding that a complete remodel of Bennett’s former facility was done in just 30 days.  

One aspect the primary care facility will not provide is a Suboxone clinic held by Bennett, which offered less potent forms of highly addictive opiates to patients struggling to overcome addiction. 

Bradley said that may be a possibility in the future though it is exceedingly difficult to acquire the credentials to perform those services.

State Sen. George Maziarz said the several thousands patients left without a doctor was “a catastrophe,” but praised Niagara Falls Memorial’s quick response as well as their choice in location. 

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger called Bennett’s arrest and the circumstances surrounding it a “shocking event,” while adding that the Niagara Falls-based operation “brings to this site a long, long history of primary care services.” 

And First Ward Alderman Russ Rizzo mentioned that it is another sign of positive developments in North Tonawanda. 

“I think it’s a great, great thing that happened,” he said.

 

 

 

Contact reporter Michael Regan at 693-1000, ext. 4115.

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