Independent Health to Give $1 Million to ECMC’s New ED

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation recently announced a $1 million grant from Independent Health for the hospital’s future trauma and emergency department. To date, total private donations to the future facility have reached $14.7 million.

“Independent Health is proud to support Erie County Medical Center in its commitment to provide patients with individualized care that is delivered with excellence, compassion, safety and efficiency,” said Independent Health President and Chief Executive Officer Michael W. Cropp. “By improving access to the highest quality trauma and emergency care, ECMC is raising the bar in the critical role it plays in responding to the needs of the community.”

The new trauma and emergency department will contain greater efficiencies in patient flow and staff work flow, thereby enabling the department’s medical services team to achieve high quality standards and outcomes. The current facility, built to accommodate 45,000 patients annually, treats over 70,000 patients each year.

The customized layout of the new space will better align with physicians’ and staff’s work flow while creating a more patient-oriented space containing larger rooms to accommodate patients’ families and the medical services team.

“On behalf of my fellow doard members, I thank Independent Health for their extraordinary support for this critically important project,” said ECMC Board Chairman Jonathan A. Dandes.