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ECMC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services

ECMC takes pride in providing individual patients with the services they need for optimal outcomes. This support includes rehabilitation for some patients. Mark LiVecchi, Chief of Service of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Erie County Medical Center, shares information about the hospital's rehabilitation services.


Expansion at ECMC: New Trauma Center & Emergency Department Project

ECMC’s Trauma Center currently treats about 55% more patients than its initial design intended. The patient volume is a testament to the high-quality emergency care at ECMC. Dr. Sam Cloud, Associate Medical Director and Attending Physician of the Emergency Department, discusses emergency services and the importance of expanding the Trauma Center.


Transforming Quality of Care Through Frontline Mindfulness

The importance of nurses is felt throughout hospital care. Nurses are the frontline of patient care, influencing outcomes and patient satisfaction. This quality care has earned ECMC nurses many awards. Karen Ziemianski, Senior Vice President of Nursing of ECMC Corporation, shares how care quality is transformed through mindfulness.


ECMC: Becoming the Region's Community Hospital

ECMC has grown in recent years. Patient volume has increased as ECMC has become the region’s community hospital, the hospital of choice for both clinicians and patients. Even with the position as a Safety Net Hospital, ECMC is seeing more elective surgeries in areas such as orthopaedics, bariatrics, kidney transplantation, and head and neck oncology. Dr. Thomas J. Quatroche, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of ECMC Corporation, discusses ECMC’s growth and shares what makes ECMC...


Kidney Health: Aiding Your Filtration System

The kidneys filter blood, removing toxins that are eliminated. Damaged kidneys cannot filter toxins as they should. This can lead to waste building up in the body, causing health complications. Dr. Liise Kayler, Program Director of ECMC Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care, discusses services and procedures available for patients with kidney problems.


Palliative Care: Supporting the Whole Patient

ECMC cares about patients. The Advanced Illness Management and Palliative Care program helps care for chronically ill patients. The Conversation Project assists in discussions of end-of-life care. The Legal Assistance Center works with the healthcare community to aid patients to address underlying legal problems that harm their health. Dr. Kathleen Grimm, President, ECMC Medical-Dental Staff and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo School...


What the Emergency Department Can Do For You

Most people don’t research emergency treatment until an emergency arises. ECMC Emergency Department can serve you 24/7. From physicians board certified in emergency medicine to registered nurses trained in emergency care, you’ll receive expert care. Dr. Michael A. Manka, Jr., Chief of Emergency Medicine, discusses services available at ECMC Emergency Department.


Dental Care: General, Urgent and Oncological

ECMC Dentistry, Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics provides a wide variety of services. With a large dental clinic in the main hospital, general dental care and emergency treatment are both available. Dr. Maureen Sullivan, Chief of Department of Dentistry in the Division of Oral Oncology & Maxillofacial Prosthetics, discusses services and the treatment team at ECMC, including oral cancer diagnosis and maxillofacial prosthetics post-op.


Orthopaedics for Trauma or Wear & Tear

Wear and tear or trauma can send you to an orthopedic specialist. ECMC Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine has a skilled team of professionals to help you through all phases— from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. Dr. Phillip Stegemman, Chief of Service in Orthopaedics, discusses care available at ECMC Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.


Bariatric Surgery: Is It For You?

Bariatric surgery is an option for many who cannot lose weight through diet and exercise alone. Weight loss surgery may improve co-morbidities like high blood pressure and diabetes. Dr. Joseph Caruana, ECMC Synergy Bariatrics Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, discusses Synergy Bariatrics and the care available for those who need a surgical weight loss solution.