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Grand Opening of ECMC’s “Grider Family Health Center”

BUFFALO, NEW YORK; May 24, 2012- Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation, today, officially opened and dedicated the Grider Family Health Center.  Renovating and utilizing the building/space of the former tenant, ECMC Corp. owns and now operates the new primary care facility known as the Grider Family Health Center.  The official opening of the Grider Family Health Center includes an open house for residents living in adjacent neighborhoods to visit and tour the facility. 

"Our new Grider Family Health Center further addresses the primary care needs of residents in this community," said Jody L. Lomeo, Chief Executive Officer, ECMC Corporation. "With a truly professional staff and access to the full resources of ECMC, Grider Family Health Center is well equipped to care for the entire family and provide continuity of care through our Medical Center." 

The Medical Director of the Grider Family Health Center is Antonia Redhead, M.D., Associate Professor of Family Medicine.  The Grider Family Health Center offers a full range of health care services for patients of all ages, from care for expectant mothers to pediatrics to the treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.  Appointment schedules are flexible allowing patients with urgent needs to be seen on the same day or within 24 hours.  A doctor is on call 24 hours a day and a nurse is always available to answer questions by telephone during regular business hours.  The Center is designed with patient comfort in mind, including a spacious and comfortable waiting room area, plenty of patient examination rooms, and an easily accessible business office.  New patients are welcome. 

The Grider Family Health Center is located on the north side of the ECMC Health Campus,
accessible through the "Driveway #1" entrance off of Grider Street.  Individuals interested in obtaining more information about the Grider Family Health Center and/or arranging an appointment should call 716-898-4449. 

ABOUT ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER: The ECMC Corporation includes an advanced academic medical center (ECMC) with 550 inpatient beds and 136 skilled-nursing-home beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care clinics and a long-term care facility.  ECMC is the regional center for trauma, burn care, transplantation and rehabilitation and is a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo.  Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members
of a private practice plan.  More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and customer service-the difference between healthcare and true care.

NEWS CONTACT: Joe Cirillo: 716-898-4300 -or- jcirillo@ecmc.edu


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