Erie County, NY – Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams articipated in Friday’s ground-breaking ceremony for Erie County Medical Center’s (ECMC) new Emergency and Trauma Center. Joined by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, ECMCC President and CEO Thomas Quatroche, as well as several other representatives from the community, the first dig was completed celebrating the start of construction.
The project was made possible by the 2017 actions of Legislator Miller-Williams and other members of the Erie County Legislature when they approved a borrowing transaction that facilitated the hospital’s construction of the new Emergency and Trauma Center.
Legislator Miller-Williams said, “This expansion will help ECMC better serve our community. With nearly 70,000 Emergency Room patient visits a year, this will give our medical professionals the tools they need to provide the best level of service possible to the citizens of Erie County.”
The $58 million expansion project with an anticipated 2020 completion will modernize and expand ECMC’s Emergency Department in a new, state-of-the-art building that will augment Emergency Department services with enhanced patient flow and other operational efficiencies.