BUFFALO, NY — Kaleida Health has cuts ties with Ciminelli Real Estate on the development of the Women and Children's Hospital site.

Kaleida has named Ellicott Development & Sinatra & Company Real Estate as the "designated developers," Kaleida's board of directors announced at a recent meeting.

“Unfortunately we could not come to terms with Ciminelli and their development team,” said Michael P. Hughes, spokesman for Kaleida Health in a statement. “It became clear that, in the best interests of the community – as well as the Elmwood Village neighborhood – that a change was necessary. Fortunately, we had four outstanding proposals from last year’s reuse process. And we are moving forward with the next in line.”

Ellicott and Sinatra will combine their plans, and details will be announced after community outreach and stakeholder meetings in the coming weeks.