BUFFALO, NY - The Erie County Medical Center celebrated a big milestone Sunday!

The celebration marked 100 years of providing care to the people of Western New York.

Back on March 19, 1918, the new Buffalo City Hospital on Grider Street opened as a public general hospital with 415 beds - and resources to help care for tuberculosis patients.

ECMC President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D. said, “We are honored and privileged in 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the hospital, recognizing all of the thousands of remarkable physicians, nurses and support staff who established the Buffalo City Hospital, nurtured it through the era of Meyer Memorial Hospital and today have continued the tradition at ECMC of delivering quality health care services for every patient who comes into our care. Ours is a remarkable history, punctuated by groundbreaking medical care and cutting-edge medical education that distinguish ECMC as a leading hospital for our region, state and beyond. We are pleased and honored to celebrate ECMC’s tremendous historical legacy.”