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November 24, 2014

Governor Cuomo Outlines Flood Preparedness in Western New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today highlighted flood preparedness measures at New York State’s emergency response headquarters in Alden, Erie County. The region is experiencing rising temperatures following days of record-setting snowfall, leading to a strong possibility of significant flooding. In anticipation of this scenario, Governor Cuomo has directed State agencies to take every precaution to protect residents and minimize damage to the impacted communities.

DOH Statement on Remote Area Medical Event Cancellation

Statement from NYS DOH Spokesperson Monica Mahaffey: “The NYS Department of Health made several attempts to assist Remote Area Medical on the setup of this event, but unfortunately RAM refused to host the clinic in accordance with New York State Law. DOH is willing to continue to work with RAM to provide services in the future, once RAM has met its legal requirements.”

November 21, 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces Executive Order to Help Ensure Continued Health Care During Snowstorm

Executive Order provides flexibility in receiving medication and health care provider staffing

November 10, 2014

It's Cold and Flu Season! New Yorkers are Urged to "Get Smart" About Antibiotics

The New York State Department of Health wants New Yorkers to think twice before expecting treatment with an antibiotic‎ when they become ill, because an antibiotic is not appropriate treatment for every illness. Acting Health Department Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker explains, "Antibiotics—while powerful agents in fighting bacterial infections—have no effect on viruses."

October 30, 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces Two Additional Hospitals Designated to Treat Ebola Patients

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that two additional hospitals – Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) in Western New York – have agreed to be designated to treat potential patients with Ebola, bringing the total number of hospitals statewide with this designation to ten.

Governor Cuomo, Mayor De Blasio Announce New York State, New York City to Create Program to Encourage Health Care Workers to Travel to West Africa to Treat Ebola Patients

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the State of New York and the City of New York will create a program of financial incentives and other employment protections to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa and provide assistance treating Ebola patients to help contain this disease.

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