Dedicated Freestanding Healthcare Medical Office Building for ECMC Hospital – ECMC

Independent health medical office building dedicated to ECMC

Independent Health generously contributed $1 million to ECMC’s fundraising campaign; The renowned facility on the ECMC Health Campus is home to the ECMC Family Health Center

BUFFALO, NEW YORK—Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today joined representatives from Independent Health in dedicating the newly renamed Independent Health Medical Office Building, which houses the ECMC Family Health Center and Kaleida Health Kensington OB Clinic -GYN at the Grider Street Health Campus. In 2019, Independent Health donated a generous $1 million grant to ECMC’s capital campaign, which led to the construction of the new state-of-the-art KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department, as well as other capital improvements to the 65-acre health campus. .

Independent Health President and CEO Michael W. Cropp, MD, MBA said“Independent Health is proud to support Erie County Medical Center in its commitment to providing its patients with individualized care delivered with excellence, compassion, safety and efficiency. Over the years, the teams at Independent Health and “ECMC have forged extensive and effective partnerships that have been essential to advancing healthcare, and we are very proud of the new Independent Health medical building. I look forward to continuing my collaboration with ECMC as we identify ways to positively impact the well-being of others and our region.”

ECMC Corporation President and CEO, Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, said“We are very grateful to Independent Health for their leadership in supporting the ECMC fundraising campaign for the new trauma and emergency department. We are very pleased to acknowledge them the name of this building which houses our health services ECMC and IHA work together to ensure access to and quality of primary care in our community, and this is just one more example of the strength of this partnership. IHA CEO, Michael Cropp, for his leadership in our community and Jon Dandes, ECMC Capital Campaign Chair, for his leadership in securing this donation.

Anthony J. Billittier IV, MD, Executive Vice President of Independent Health and Chief Medical Offering, added: “ECMC has become the destination of choice for trauma and emergency care for those experiencing serious injuries or other medical emergencies, even when other care options are available, because every patient receives the same high level of care. The shared dedication and alignment of Independent Health and ECMC is evident in the work we collectively do to improve the lives of our community.

ECMC’s Family Health Center, now housed in the Independent Health Medical Office Building, contains 22 examination rooms, an on-site phlebotomy, and 9 health care providers. The Centre’s primary care services include:

  • Immunization and vaccines
  • Complete prevention and well-being care
  • Visits to healthy children (from newborn to teenager)
  • Advice on sexually transmitted diseases
  • Cancer screening
  • Screening for high blood pressure
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Treatment of acute and chronic diseases
  • Treatment or referral for acute injuries
  • Full physical exams
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Blood test
  • Complete laboratory services
  • Prenatal care
  • Basic colposcopy
  • stitches
  • Skin biopsy
  • Warts removal
  • Urine pregnancy test
  • blood sugar test

ABOUT AUTONOMOUS HEALTH: Independent Health, a nonprofit health plan headquartered in Buffalo, New York, serves nearly 355,000 members and provides innovative health care products and benefits designed to engage consumers in their health and well-being. -be. Established in 1980, our comprehensive portfolio of progressive products includes HMO, POS, PPO and EPO products, Medicare and Medicaid plans, traditional indemnity insurance, individual and small group Exchange products, consumer-directed plans and health savings accounts, as well as coverage for self-insurance. funded employers. Our subsidiaries and affiliates include Pharmacy Benefits Management, Specialty Pharmacy and Independent Health Foundation. The company has been recognized nationally for its award-winning customer service, dedication to quality healthcare, and unparalleled relationships with physicians and providers. To learn more, visit

About Erie County Medical Center (ECMC): The ECMC Corporation was established as a New York State public benefit corporation and since 2004 has included an advanced academic medical center with 573 inpatient beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care services and Terrace View, a 390-bed long-term care facility. ECMC is Western New York’s only Level 1 adult trauma center, as well as a regional center for burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, medical oncology and cancer care. head and neck cancer, rehabilitation and a major teaching center for the University at Buffalo. Most physicians, dentists, and pharmacists at ECMC are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members of a private practice regime. More Western New York Residents Choose ECMC for Exceptional Patient Care and Experiences – the difference between health care and real care.

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