ECMC News & Media

Opioid Epidemic Lecture presented by Dr. Azadfard

As part of an ECMC Lecture Series on the current opioid epidemic open to all clinicians and staff, Reza Azadfard, MD, presented June 14th on opioid prevention and treatment.  Dr. Azadfard is Medical Director of Substance Abuse at ECMC and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for the University at Buffalo.
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ECMC Dental Residents Conduct Dental Exams and Oral Hygiene Screening at Buffalo Bills Mini-Camp

Third year for ECMC Dental Residents participating in Bills Mini-Camp

ECMC’s Dental Residents yesterday conducted daylong dental exams and oral hygiene screening for Buffalo Bills players at the team’s training facility in Orchard Park. Each player had a dental exam and many had intraoral impressions taken to fabricate mouth guards. This marks the third consecutive year that ECMC has participated in this effort under the direction of Dr. Greg Hudecki, the Bills’ team dentist. ECMC had six dental residents and two supervising dentists participate in the activity.
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ECMC Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

American Heart Association Award recognizes ECMC’s commitment to quality stroke care

ECMC has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
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ECMC Leads Autism Training for Law Enforcement and First Responders

A parent rushes off with a kicking and screaming young child and observers believe the scene is child abduction. An individual displaying unusual behavior in a residential neighborhood is observed looking into homes and police are notified that a burglar is threatening homes. A teenager keeps moving products around on shelves in a department store and security determines that the person is in the act of shoplifting. While all of those situations may be true, it may also be as true that the persons engaged in the specific cited activities have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the people that they first encounter, usually law enforcement or another first responder do not know that they are encountering a person with autism.
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Reinvestment Fund and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Name Buffalo One of 50 Invest Health Cities

Buffalo to join innovative, national program to improve health in low-income neighborhoods

The City of Buffalo has been selected by Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to take part in the new Invest Health initiative. Invest Health is aimed at transforming how leaders from mid-size American cities work together to help low-income communities thrive, with specific attention to community features that drive health such as access to safe and affordable housing, places to play and exercise, and quality jobs.
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ECMC to expand emergency care

Responding to recent surge in trauma cases, hospital plans to build new $45 million department beside the existing ER at Grider Street campus

Seventy-eight percent of inpatients at Erie County Medical Center, the Buffalo Niagara region’s Level 1 adult trauma center, come in through the emergency room, and 16 percent rise in demand has prompted the need for a new building with greater capabilities. Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo
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