ECMC News & Media

New York State Amends ECMCC Act to Promote Collaboration

Amendment identifies several initiatives allowing ECMCC, Kaleida Health & the University at Buffalo to continue progress under Great Lakes Health

Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) today applauded Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for recently signing into law an amendment to the state public authorities’ law, permitting ECMCC to enter into agreements for the creation and operation of an integrated health care delivery services in collaboration with Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, amended a 2003 state law that had created the Erie County Medical Center Corporation as a standalone public benefit corporation.
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National Organization Provides ECMC High Safety Rating in Annual Survey

Trusted, transparent and evidence-based national tool rates over 2,500 hospitals across the United States

Erie County Medical Center today announced that The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation’s leading employers and private health care experts, has rated ECMC’s overall safety score at ‘B’, which places it among 638 other hospitals across the country receiving such a score. The Leapfrog patient surveys assesses: medical errors, accidents, injuries, infections and patient experiences.
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ECMC Foundation Receives Susan G. Komen Grant to Support Breast Health Education and Screening Services

$71,598 grant will assist planned mammography screening and evidence-based breast health education

ECMC Foundation today announced receipt of a generous $71,598 grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which helped fund additional breast cancer education and screening services, including the creation of a new video highlighting ECMC Foundation’s Mobile Mammography Coach.
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Employment Application Assistance

Come join representatives from the ECMC Human Resources Office, who will be on hand to assist you with completing your application for employment. The Employment Application Assistance class will be a 1-hour session held at ECMC.
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Historic Cardiology Project Receives State Approval

Niagara Falls Memorial, Kaleida Health, ECMC, and Catholic Health
 will jointly operate cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County

NIAGARA FALLS, NY – Four Western New York health systems today were granted state approval to implement an unprecedented collaboration that will make lifesaving cardiac care readily accessible to residents in Niagara County.
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ECMC Opens New, State-of-the-Art Center for Orthopaedic Care

New facility doubles number of exam rooms; improves patient safety and convenience

The Erie County Medical Center today dedicated its new, state of-the-art Center for Orthopaedic Care, which includes 14 spacious exam rooms (double what had existed previously) and new safety features and improved patient amenities designed to ensure a better overall patient experience. The new 6,900 square foot Center is nearly four times larger than the hospital’s former orthopaedic clinic, which opened in 1978.
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Unyts, ECMC Kick-Off Donate Life Month

Joint effort to raise organ donation awareness, encourage our community to register as donors, and celebrate the generosity of those who have given the gift of life

The Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation & Kidney Care at ECMC is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to comprehensive patient care. Unyts is Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center. Together, Unyts and ECMC have teamed up to launch “Donate Life Month.” New York State currently has the lowest donor registry rate in the United States. ECMC and Unyts continue to collaborate and concentrate on increasing the community’s knowledge and understanding about the need for donation and transplantation.
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