ECMC News & Media

ECMC’s Linda Schwab One of First in Nation to become Board Certified Trauma Registered Nurse

BUFFALO, NEW YORK; February 9, 2016 — The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) recognizes ECMC Trauma Program Manager Linda Schwab, MS, RN, as a Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN). Schwab becomes one of the first trauma nurses in the country to take and pass the new exam to earn this credential through the BCEN. The TCRN is the first trauma-specific, national credential that designates expertise in trauma.
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ECMC Corporation Appoints Thomas Quatroche Jr. CEO

Moves into top hospital job after more than a decade overseeing operations

BUFFALO, NY – Jan. 26, 2016 – The Erie County Medical Center Corp. Board of Directors announced today that Thomas J. Quatroche Jr. Ph.D., is the corporation’s new CEO. As CEO of ECMCC, Quatroche will provide leadership for all operations at ECMC and Terrace View, the skilled nursing facility on the Grider Street health campus. He will continue to engage physicians, nurses and staff in transforming the care delivered to patients every day with a focus on improving the patient experience. He will also continue his collaborative work in the community with clinical, business and community leaders.
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ECMC participating in AstraZeneca Clinical Trial Studies to Treat Head & Neck Cancer Patients with Newest Investigational Product

The Center for Oncology Care Department of Head & Neck and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Medical Oncology at ECMC (Erie County Medical Center) was selected by AstraZeneca to be among the first cancer treatment providers in the nation to take part in a clinical trial with the AstraZeneca investigational product durvalumab (MEDI4736).
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ECMC recognized by AHA with GWTG® Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award & Target Heart Failure Care Honor Roll

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.
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Millennium’s Hammonds joins NYS panel of expert health care executives for First Annual NYS-DOH Performing Provider System Symposium

As part of the New York State Department of Health “New York DSRIP Year 1: Launching PPS Transformation Efforts” symposium held 9/17-18/15 in Rye Brook, NY, Millennium Collaborative Care Executive Director Al Hammonds and Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein joined a distinguished panel of experts from across the state to discuss “Emerging Models of Successful Collaboration with County Agencies.” 
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