Erie County Medical Center

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Coordinates: 42°55′33″N 78°49′54″W / 42.925776°N 78.831646°W / 42.925776; -78.831646

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
Beds 550 inpatient
Founded 1912
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.[1]

Care and services[edit]

ECMC is designated as Western New York's designated trauma and HIV/AIDS treatment center.[1]

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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