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ECMCC Board Chair Appointed to Statewide Healthcare Organization Governing Board

Sharon L. Hanson appointed to the Governing Board of the Healthcare Trustees of New York State

Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) Board Chair Sharon L. Hanson has been appointed to the Governing Board of the Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS). The HTNYS Board is composed of 25 Trustees who represent 500 hospitals, continuing care organizations, and health systems from all regions across the state.

ECMCC Chair Sharon L. Hanson said, “I am honored to join representatives from other healthcare organizations across the state on the Governing Board of the Healthcare Trustees of New York State. I am particularly proud to represent the thousands of caregivers from our ECMCC family, advocating on their behalf as well as other healthcare providers in Western New York and across New York, who are committed to providing the best healthcare services to the patients who seek our care.”

ECMCC President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche, Jr., Ph.D. said, “This is a tremendous honor for Sharon and recognition of ECMCC’s stature as a valued and important healthcare organization. Sharon’s selection to serve on the HTNYS Board is a testament to her dedication to ECMCC, and her healthcare knowledge and experience that comes from her many years of service on the ECMCC Board. Earlier this year, Sharon received the 2016 Healthcare Trustees of New York State Trustee Leadership and Advocacy Award. Her work as an advocate on behalf of our thousands of caregivers, as well as the diverse patient population we serve, was an important factor in her appointment. We are thrilled that Sharon will be representing ECMCC on this prestigious board and we congratulate her!”

For many years, Ms. Hanson, in various leadership positions at the hospital, has been instrumental in working with the dedicated ECMCC caregivers, the ECMCC Board and the broader community guiding ECMCC to great success.  She has been a tireless advocate, alongside her fellow Board members, for the mission and goals of ECMCC, ensuring the delivery of quality care for everyone in our community, no matter their circumstance.

Thanks to Ms. Hanson’s leadership, ECMCC has never been busier in its storied history. And while the hospital’s activity figures in every measureable category are up, the length of stay for patients is down, which underscores a well-designed and executed patient management system. 

ABOUT Healthcare Trustees of New York State: Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS) proudly supports New York’s hospital and health system trustees as an affiliate of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). HTNYS’s mission is to assist voluntary healthcare trustees through education, communications, and advocacy to promote the delivery of quality healthcare to all communities in a cost effective manner. HTNYS provides leadership, and continuous learning and growth for trustees of all experience levels, offering the education, support, resources, and timely information trustees need to better understand and navigate the shifting healthcare landscape, advocate for their organizations, and fulfill their governance responsibilities. 

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 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 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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