Tim Horton Smile Cookie check presentation to ECMC.

For a third consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution’s state-of-the-art KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department, raising this year $135,879.

In 2019, the joint effort raised $167,498 and in 2018 it raised close to $95,000 for a three-year total of $398,377.

As in previous years, 100% of proceeds from Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie campaign throughout Western New York, running from Sept. 14 – 20, will go again this year to ECMC’s trauma and emergency department capital campaign.

ECMC broke ground June 1, 2018 for its state-of-the-art KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department and opened the new facility in June.

ECMC’s $55 million KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department doubled the size of the previous 40-year old facility and features state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Originally opened in 1978 to accommodate 45,000 patients annually, the previous facility processed approximately 70,000 patients in 2019, and patient volumes are expected to reach over 75,000 annually by 2024.

Photo: ECMC and Tim Hortons Partner to support New KeyBank Trauma & Emergency Department