Erie County Medical Center
|Erie County Medical Center|
|Erie County Medical Center Corporation|
|Location||462 Grider Street, Buffalo, New York, United States|
|Affiliated university||University at Buffalo|
|Network||Great Lakes Health System of New York|
|Lists||Hospitals in New York|
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) is a hospital with 550 licensed beds located in the East Side of Buffalo, New York and a member of the Great Lakes Health System. The school is affiliated with the University at Buffalo.
Erie County Medical Center (then known as Buffalo City Hospital) was formed in 1912 when the nearby Municipal Hospital on East Ferry Street had become overcrowded due to outbreaks in scarlet fever and tuberculosis, and opened in 1918. Three years later, ECMC opened its first medical library, and later a social services department. The hospital would be named for Dr. Edward J. Meyer, its first chairman, in 1939.
The current hospital facility would be opened in 1978 and was renamed Erie County Medical Center. In 1989, it would open its burn treatment center.
Care and services
Buffalo Public Schools' P.S. 84, the designated school in the district for students with severe disabilities/illnesses, is housed at ECMC.
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