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ECMC Appoints Michelle Kraus As Administrator of Long-term Care

BUFFALO, NEW YORK — Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation officials today announced the appointment of Michelle Kraus as Administrator of Long-term Care for the Corporation.

In this capacity, Michelle Kraus oversees ECMC’s Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility. Michelle has strong administrative experience throughout the long-term care industry and brings extensive leadership skills to this position. Most recently, she served as Associate CEO/Health Center Administrator for Fox Run at Orchard Park. She has led multiple long-term care administrative teams with significant focus on strategic objectives including the attainment for another facility of a CMS 5-Star Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which ECMC has also attained in 2019 and intends to sustain.

Michelle Kraus holds a Master of Science degree in Health Service Administration from D’Youville College, Buffalo, N.Y. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Leisure Management from S.U.N.Y. Brockport, Brockport, N.Y. and an Associate’s degree in Human Services from Hilbert College, Hamburg, N.Y.

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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