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ECMC Statement Regarding Resuming Elective Surgeries

BUFFALO, N.Y – Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) today released the following statement regarding Governor Cuomo’s announcement about resuming elective surgeries in areas of New York State.

ECMCC President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D., said, “We are pleased Governor Cuomo has appointed Lt. Governor Hochul as the point person to lead the reopening of Western New York. We look forward to working with Lt. Governor Hochul to find a way to safely begin elective surgeries and other healthcare services, while maintaining our current capacity for a potential surge. This should be a thoughtful and informed process that protects the health and safety of both our patients and caregivers, as well as our broader community. Working with the Governor and his administration, we will continue to provide input in the coming days to ensure our healthcare services resume when the time is right.”

About the 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 offcampus 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 ™. For additional information about ECMC, visit:

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