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ECMC reports record number of inpatients in 2018

Erie County Medical Center's number of inpatient hospital visits topped 20,000 for the first time in 2018.

The total, 20,558, increased nearly 7 percent from the year before, ECMC said in a report of year-end statistics.

Total surgeries at the hospital increased 6 percent, with outpatient surgeries increasing 11 percent from 2017.

The hospital also reported a 9 percent increase in patients admitted through the emergency department, to 15,464.

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