US military hospital sends support to ECMC

An average 20-member medical medical team is dispatched for around 30 days to help resolve staffing issues related to COVID.

BUFFALO, NY – To help Erie County Medical Center cope with the impact of COVID-19 on staff and operations, the United States Military Hospital is sending support.

The ECMC announced on Friday that an average clinical medical team (MMT) of 20 will be deployed to the hospital for approximately 30 days. The team is expected to arrive this weekend and could be at work by next week.

The team is made up of four doctors, 14 nurses, two respiratory technicians and three other non-clinical administrative support members.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that MRT will be coming to EMCM on December 31 when she unveiled the Winter Sugre Plan 2.0.

“On behalf of our dedicated frontline caregivers, we are grateful to Governor Hochul and the Federal Department of Defense for this very timely and necessary support. We will warmly welcome members of the average medical team to our ECMC family and look forward to their collaboration and participation as we continue to fight the COVID-19 virus and maintain our high quality care for residents of the western New York, ”according to Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, who is the president and CEO of Erie County Medical Center Corporation.

A state requirement for healthcare workers to receive a booster shot was also announced on Friday. According to the governor, New York is the first state in the country to introduce this recall requirement.

“They are working with the most vulnerable New Yorkers. We need to make sure our health workers are now beefed up – not just vaccinated – but they need to be beefed up,” Hochul said at a COVID-19 briefing in New York City. Friday morning.

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