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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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ECMC Corp. Board Elects New Officers

Sharon L. Hanson reelected as Chair

BUFFALO, NEW YORK; March 17, 2016—The Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) Board of Directors recently elected new officers. Sharon L. Hanson was elected chair for a fourth term, having previously served three consecutive terms as chair. Hanson served on the ECMCC board of directors and the former board of managers since 1996. During that time, she chaired board committees including: executive, executive compensation and governance committees; human resources, building and grounds, and performance improvement committees.
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ECMC Named Among Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

Women’s Choice Award© Cites ECMC for female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence

BUFFALO, NEW YORK; March 16, 2016 — The Erie County Medical Center has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award© as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. This evidence-based designation is the only patient safety award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.
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