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Medical response team deployed at request of FEMA, Hochul
Due to the continuing impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on staffing and operations at Erie County Medical Center, a 20-member clinical medium medical team (MMT) will be deployed to the health care institution for an estimated 30-day mission. The MMT is expected to arrive this coming weekend and should be operational by early next week.
The MMT will be comprised of four physicians, 14 nurses and two respiratory techs, with an additional three non-clinical administrative support members.
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the MMT coming to ECMC on Dec. 31, when she unveiled the state’s “Winter Surge Plan 2.0.”
Thomas J. Quatroche Jr. Ph.D., president and CEO of Erie County Medical Center Corp., said, “On behalf of our dedicated frontline caregivers, we are grateful to Gov. Hochul and the federal Department of Defense for this very timely and needed support. We will welcome warmly the members of the medium medical team into our ECMC family, and look forward to their collaboration and participation as we continue to fight against the COVID-19 virus and maintain our high-quality care for the residents of Western New York.”