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Quatroche Reappointed To America’s Essential Hospitals’ Board Of Directors

ECMC President & CEO elected to serve on national healthcare advocacy organization’s Board of Directors with fellow hospital executives from across the United States


BUFFALO, NEW YORK – Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today announced that ECMC President & CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD was recently elected to the Board of Directors of America’s Essential Hospitals (AEH) through a nationwide election process. The national organization represents 325 safety net and public hospitals. First formed in 1981 as America’s Public Hospitals, America’s Essential Hospitals is a leading advocate on federal public policy issues that affect public safety net hospitals across the United States. In 2018, Dr. Quatroche was first appointed to the Board to fill a vacancy.

According to its website, America’s Essential Hospitals has a rich history and long record of accomplishments on behalf of its members. Since its inception, America’s Essential Hospitals has been universally recognized for its expertise on issues affecting care for the nation’s most vulnerable patients. This deep knowledge revolves around not only the organization’s ardent advocacy, but also its contributions toward research on issues essential hospitals face and the practical application of that research in areas such as quality improvement. AEH’s Mission Statement is: America’s Essential Hospitals champions excellence in health care for all, regardless of social or economic circumstance, and advances the work of hospitals and health systems committed to ensuring access to care and optimal health for America’s most vulnerable people.

About America’s Essential Hospitals: America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.

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 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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