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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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ECMC Community Report

Erie County Medical Center has a long, storied history in Western New York of high quality healthcare services, and recently the volume of patient activity and the expertise and high quality of our caregivers' services have reinforced ECMC as a healthcare leader in our community and a place of choice for patients.
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ECMC Foundation Presents 27th Annual Springfest Gala at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

Largest not-for-profit gala in WNY expected to draw over 1,600 attendees

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation and the ECMC Foundation today announced that musical legends The Pointer Sisters and Sister Sledge will headline the 2016 Springfest Gala set for Saturday, May 7, 2016; at 6:00 PM, to be held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The Gala, the largest not-for-profit gala in Western New York, is expected to draw over 1,600 guests from the business, medical, and ECMC communities for an evening of entertainment, fine dining and celebration. The annual event will raise the highest gross in its history – approximately $900,000, which will benefit life-saving medical services at ECMC.
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