Lake Shore Health Center to operate independently

IRVING, N.Y. (WIVB) – A local hospital is splitting away from their medical partnership to operate independently.

The board of directors that governs both Brooks Memorial in Dunkirk, and Lake Shore Health Center in Irving, announced plans to split Lake Shore Health Center away from the TLC Health Network.

The board made the announcement Tuesday. Officials say this gives some flexibility to Lake Shore to operate through their own hospital board.

Leaders say they will consult with employees at Brooks. Chautauqua County Executive Vincent Horrigan was at the announcement Tuesday night and said they have people working on the sale of Lake Shore Hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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