Erie County medical Center

Patients Choosing ECMC For Care

More Patients Chose ECMC for Care in 2018 Than Ever   Inpatient stays exceed 20,000 for first time in hospital’s history; bariatrics, head & neck, orthopaedic and transplant surgery increases contribute to historic 2018 operations  BUFFALO, NEW YORK — Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) today announced that the hospital in 2018 continued to see a record number of patients. For ... »

Igniting Action: Eliminating Health Care Disparities

By Peter J. Ciotta Did you know that African Americans who live in five ZIP codes on Buffalo’s East Side (14204, 14206, 14211, 14212, and 14215) experience many of the worst health outcomes in Erie County? They are more likely to have serious chronic and often preventable diseases, and also more likely to die 12 years earlier than Caucasians who live outside of these areas. These findings were fir... »

ECMC Kidney Transplantation

ECMC Kidney Transplantation Program Receives HRSA Grant $1.2 million Grant Awarded for Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ and Tissue Donation BUFFALO, NEW YORK—Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a $1.2 million grant ($400,000/year for ... »

Unprecedented Three Health System Collaboration

Addressing Cardiac Care Disparity in Niagara “George,” a 56-year-old unemployed welder, was complaining of chest pain when he walked into the emergency room at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. His unemployment assistance expired, he was living on public assistance and barely getting by in a drafty apartment with an aging, undependable furnace. “Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t,” h... »