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ECMC Foundation Name Change – Former ECMC Lifeline Foundation now “ECMC Foundation”

ECMC Foundation, Inc., is now the legal name of the 501(c) 3 organization supporting the Erie County Medical Center, Western New York’s Level 1 Trauma Center. The change to ECMC Foundation from ECMC Lifeline Foundation was recently completed. The rebranding is designed to more directly align the Foundation to the Grider Street Health Campus.

The Foundation was formed in 1994 to support the lifesaving medical mission of ECMC. As the hospital has evolved, so has the importance of the Foundation, which today plays a pivotal role both in hospital support and development as well as community initiatives.

ECMC Foundation was instrumental in the creation of the newly opened Russell J. Salvatore Orthopaedic Unit; owns and operates the region’s only Mobile Mammography Coach; created and operates the Farmers’ Market at Grider; and supports staff training and conferences as well as numerous programs to enhance patient care and comfort.

“The name change serves to more clearly define the role of the Foundation and its importance to the community,” explained Jonathan A. Dandes, President of Rich Baseball Operations and Chairman of the Board of the ECMC Foundation. “The Foundation serves as the catalyst for the hospital as it continues to provide the critical and exceptional care Western New Yorkers depend on, while constantly growing to meet the changing health care demands of the community.”

The ECMC Health Campus includes such services/facilities include as the: Academic Medical Center; Region’s only Level 1 Verified Trauma Center; Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care; Regional Behavioral Health Center of Excellence; Russell J. Salvatore Orthopaedic Unit; Center for Oncology (Cancer) Care Specializing in Head & Neck, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dental and Medical Oncology, Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Breast Oncology; Ambulatory Center; Grider Family Health Center and Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility.

ABOUT ECMC CORPORATION: The Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation includes an advanced academic medical center (ECMC) with 602 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 the regional center for trauma, burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, and rehabilitation and is 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™.

CONTACTS: Susan Gonzalez (716) 898-5800 / Joe Cirillo at 716-898-4300 -or-

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