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ECMC Updates Patient Visitation Guidelines – ecmc.edu

Institution continues to experience high inpatient volumes and extended ER wait times; inpatient elective surgeries postponed in September remain in place
BUFFALO, NY—Erie County Medical Center today updated patient visitation guidelines due to historically high inpatient volumes, extended wait times in its ER and an increasing COVID-19 inpatient census.  ECMC urges anyone experiencing mild symptoms to first consult with their primary care physician or visit an urgent care location.
Due to those historically high patient volumes, both in the main hospital and in the ER, and in an effort to protect ECMC’s patients, visitors and staff against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, in accordance with New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) guidance, ECMC will implement the following visitation policy effective Monday, November 29, 2021.  Inpatient elective surgeries, postponed in September, remain suspended until further notice.
UPDATED ECMC PATIENT VISITATION GUIDELINES
Inpatient Visitation
Critical Care Units
KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department
Behavioral Health & Acute Substance Abuse Unit
Visitation in Behavioral Health is by appointment only.
Please call 716-898-5293 Monday-Friday, between 9:00am-5:00pm to schedule a visitation appointment.
Surgery and Procedure Areas
Outpatient Clinics and Services
Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility
General Visitation Guidelines:
 
ABOUT ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (ECMC) CORPORATION: 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 head & neck cancer care, rehabilitation and a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo. Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members of a private practice plan. More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and patient experiences – the difference between healthcare and true care.
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