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ECMC “Rock ‘N Roll Hope & Healing Event” Honoring First Responders

Event to feature music by 2018 Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Inductee “Fare Trade,”
with support acts “Wild Card” & “Flip Side”

100% of Proceeds to Support ECMC’s Trauma Center and Emergency Department Project

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – ECMC Foundation with Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation will hold a “Rock and Roll Hope & Healing Event” in honor of the region’s first responders on Saturday, November 17, 2018, beginning at 5:00 P.M., at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The event will feature music by 2018 Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Inductee Fare Trade, along with music by Wild Card and Flip Side. All proceeds generated from this event will benefit ECMC’s Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and Emergency Department (ED) Project.

Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, President and CEO, ECMC Corporation, said, “We are very pleased to hold this event to honor our first responders and support our future Trauma Center and Emergency Department. The time-sensitive, lifesaving work performed in the field by our region’s first responders enables greater numbers of critically ill and injured patients to reach our Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and Emergency Department in time for our skilled emergency medical team to save more lives. We expect this special event to be a night to remember and thank the performers for their contributions to this very worthy effort.”

Dave Buxton, Guitarist in Fare Trade, said, “We are thrilled to be able to perform along with the other musicians in honor of first responders for the benefit of ECMC’s new Trauma Center and Emergency Department. We guarantee that everyone there will have good reason to ‘rock-on!'”

Rock and Roll Hope & Healing Event Tickets are on sale now! Ticket prices are: $25ea. presale until 11/11/18; $35ea. afterward. Tickets for a special VIP area including a private lounge near the stage and limited edition t-shirts are $50ea. A commemorative gift will be available to all First Responders with an ID. The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is located at 153 Franklin Street, Buffalo. Doors will open at 5:00 P.M.

Tickets can be ordered at: FARE TRADE Tickets

General event information is available at: FARE TRADE Benefit

ECMC’s future $55 million Trauma Center and Emergency Department will double the size of the existing 40-year old facility and feature state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Originally opened in 1978 to accommodate 35,000-40,000 patients annually, the current facility has reached patient levels of nearly 70,000 for both 2017 and 2016, and patient volumes are expected to reach over 75,000 annually by 2024.

The existing Emergency Department external entrance is accessed only by a ramp, which does not meet current accessibility codes and creates safety risks for patients and staff. It is located in functionally obsolete space in need of modernization to align with current and future standards of care for emergency medicine and to support improved quality of care and operational efficiency. A 2014 operational assessment indicates that, on average, 12 hours each day the existing Emergency Department is operating over capacity.

The new facility, designed by CannonDesign and being built by The Pike Company, nearly doubles facility square footage to 54,000sf and will increase treatment space from 36 to 54 stations including 4 dedicated trauma rooms, 2 behavioral health safe rooms, 2 isolation rooms, and 4 medical resuscitation rooms. It features intradepartmental imaging consisting of 2 CT rooms and 2 x-ray rooms, direct access from the hospital’s rooftop helipad, and a care initiation zone to support an enhanced triage model of care.

ECMC’s new Trauma Center/Emergency Department will address an important community need by expanding the health care delivery system’s capacity to serve patients that require emergency medical attention, serve as a referral source for other area hospitals to transfer patients that require specialized emergency care, advance ECMC’s engagement and investment in the City of Buffalo’s Delevan-Grider Corridor, and build on ECMC’s growing and dynamic relationship with the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Kaleida Health System.


ABOUT ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (ECMC) CORPORATION: The ECMC Corporation was established as a New York State Public Benefit Corporation and since 2004 has included an advanced academic medical center with 573 inpatient beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care services and Terrace View, a 390-bed long-term care facility. ECMC is Western New York’s only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, as well as a regional center for burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, medical oncology and head & neck cancer care, rehabilitation and 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 patient experiences – the difference between healthcare and true care ™.

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