BUFFALO, N.Y. — KeyBank announced Tuesday they are making a $2.5 million donation to the ECMC's capital campaign for their new Trauma and Emergency Department. 

Once completed, the department will be named KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department. 

“I am very happy on behalf of my fellow Board members to extend our deep appreciation to KeyBank for this extraordinary donation,” said Jonathan A. Dandes, Chair, ECMCC Board of Directors. “KeyBank’s contribution to this project is a testament to their confidence in ECMCC’s mission and their recognition of our talented, dedicated Trauma and Emergency Department caregivers. We are proud of our caregivers’ high quality healthcare services, which every day make a positive difference in the lives of our fellow Western New Yorkers.”

“On behalf of ECMCC’s thousands of dedicated caregivers, particularly the highly skilled Emergency Department clinicians and excellent support staff, we are deeply grateful to KeyBank for this exceptional contribution,” said Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, ECMCC President & CEO. “We have benefited from strong community support for this critically important project and KeyBank’s significant donation underscores their commitment to supporting ECMCC’s delivery of lifesaving care to thousands of our friends, neighbors and loved ones.”

Construction is currently underway and the emergency department is expected to open in early 2020.