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ECMC Awards Certificates of Appreciation

The ECMC Board of Directors presented Certificates of Appreciation to members of the NFTA Transit Police, ECMC Police and the ECMC Emergency Department for their coordinated effort on March 15, 2017 in saving the life of a defenseless infant, who was rescued by NFTA Transit Police Officer David Capretto and transported by Officer Capretto to ECMC’s Emergency Department.The Board commended the group for having “demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and compassion in responding to an emergency situation involving a defenseless 3-month-old infant and provided for the child’s safety by participating in a well-coordinated and expertly executed process of transporting the child to Erie County Medical Center’s Emergency Department, where immediate medical care was provided and the child’s condition was stabilized.”

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View the Certificate of Appreciation Presentation

L-R: ECMC President & CEO Tom Quatroche, NFTA Executive Director Kim Minkel, NFTA Transit Police Officer David A. Capretto, NFTA Police Chief George Gast, ECMC Board Chair Sharon Hanson

L-R: ECMC President & CEO Tom Quatroche, ECMC PA Amanda Chauncey, NFTA Transit Police Officer David A. Capretto, ECMC Police Officer Joseph Haley, ECMC Board Chair Sharon Hanson, ECMC Police Officer Jerry Hoerner, ECMC Police Officer Douglas Parker, ECMC RN Andy Grezchowiak (Karen Konikoff, RN, Assistant VP of Critical Care & Emergency Services accepted on his behalf), ECMC RN Kortney Blecha, ECMC RN Kate Wing (Donna Oddo, RN, Nursing Care Coordinator accepted on her behalf), ECMC RN Cindy Clark, Dr. Michael Manka, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine, ECMC Emergency Department

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