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ECMC STATEMENT

BUFFALO, N.Y – Erie County Medical Center Corporation President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD today issued the following statement regarding Governor Cuomo’s announced approval of ECMC’s waiver request to resume outpatient elective surgeries:

“ECMC thanks Governor Cuomo for today announcing the NYS Department of Health’s approval of our institution’s waiver request to safely perform outpatient elective surgeries. This will have a significantly positive impact on ECMC’s operations and finances, and most importantly on our patients. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adhered to federal and state guidelines on caring for our patients and protecting our caregivers. As we restart outpatient elective surgeries that will ultimately benefit our patients, we will maintain all of the required safety precautions we have instituted to help prevent further community spread of the virus. As a partner of Great Lakes Health System of WNY with Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo, many of our physicians practice and teach across our systems and we look forward to a similar waiver approval for Buffalo General Medical Center.”



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