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A Buffalo man was charged Monday after he threatened employees of a hospital, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Erik Sull, 35, was being discharged from Erie County Medical Center at 9 a.m. Monday when he allegedly told employees that he planned to return, blow up the hospital and shoot people, the DA's Office said. Sull was arraigned Monday be…

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Erie County Medical Center's exterior is getting a major makeover, with a brighter new look. Replacing 4,152 windows has a lot to do with it. The hospital has launched a window replacement project that will take three and a half years to complete. Also, ECMC's sign atop the tower will be temporarily removed, for a lighting upgrade. "This is part of an image change…

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A new family bike ride planned for September will raise money for the trauma and emergency department at Erie County Medical Center and educational programming at Unyts Buffalo. Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown will join others Wednesday in Delaware Park to announce the first annual Marcy Dandes Memorial Family Bike Ride this fall to benefit Erie County Medical Center and U…

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Erie County Medical Center's trauma and emergency department is on track for a long-awaited upgrade. ECMC's trauma and emergency department, which dates to 1978, was built to serve 45,000 patients a year. But the department treats over 70,000 patients a year, including more than 7,400 transferred last year from other hospitals. An all-new facility is under constructi…

Crime

The State Health Department is investigating an incident of alleged sexual abuse at Erie County Medical Center for which a patient was arrested this week. A 26-year-old Buffalo man, who was a patient in the hospital's emergency psychiatric unit, has been charged with sexually abusing a female patient in a wheelchair who suffers from dementia, according to a Buffalo poli…

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A male patient in Erie County Medical Center's emergency psychiatric unit has been charged with sexually abusing a female patient in a wheelchair who suffers from dementia, according to a Buffalo police report. The male patient, identified in a police report and court records as Dorian Harold, has been accused of fondling the victim and forcing her to touch his genitals…

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Two parking lots and a delayed affordable housing project won approval by the city Planning Board Monday night – even after a neighbor objected to one of the lots because a cement block wall would be too close to her property. Rocco Termini's Signature Development Buffalo received the green light to pave the property at 125 Chandler St. – where he previously demolished …

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It wasn't exactly paradise, but Erie County Medical Center is ready to put up a parking lot anyway. After demolishing the last remaining building in the former Kensington Heights low-income housing community last year, the region's trauma center wants to use part of the vacant land at 1827 Fillmore Ave. to expand its parking lot, linking the two across the property line…

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A 32-year-old Buffalo man died as a result of a Sunday night shooting in University Heights, according to the Buffalo Police Department. This marks the city's third homicide of 2019. Buffalo police officials say two Buffalo men were struck by gunfire just before 9:40 p.m. Sunday night outside of a residence in the 3000 block of Main Street. The 3000 block of Main Str…

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Erie County Medical Center has received more than $10.2 million in private funding for its planned Trauma Center and Emergency Department. “The community’s response to supporting this vitally important, lifesaving project has been nothing short of amazing,” said ECMC Corp. Board Chair Jonathan A. Dandes, who noted the milestone came midway through a campaign that aims t…

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Erie County Medical Center Corp. said it has received over $10.2 million in private funding for the hospital's future trauma center and emergency department. ECMC said the fundraising milestone was achieved midway through the institution's campaign to raise $15 million for the project, which will double the size of the facility. The hospital broke ground last June fo…

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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 pe…

Health and Fitness

An average of 20 Americans die each day awaiting an organ transplant, according to the federal Department of Health and Human Services. More than 114,000 people are on the national transplant waiting list, including more than 10,000 in New York State. A single donor can provide up to eight people with lifesaving organs and greatly impact at least 50 others through ti…

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Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida Health officials will hold a grand opening on Wednesday for the ECMC Center for Dental Care at Buffalo General Medical Center on High Street. The center is a general dentistry extension clinic that is designed to improve access and respond to a dental health professional shortage in that area of the city.

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After barely avoiding the wrecking ball several years ago, the last remaining building in the former Kensington Heights low-income housing community may be seeing its final days. The Erie County Medical Center is preparing to demolish the seven-story building at 1827 Fillmore Ave., after the public hospital acquired the derelict building and surrounding property from th…