True Care Healthcast

True Care Healthcast

True Care Healthcast is the official podcast from Erie County Medical Center. Each short podcast features our ECMC physicians, nurses, and support staff and covers health and wellness topics from our community-based approach to healthcare, as we serve the needs of patients and their families from across Western New York.... Show More

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Performing Provider Systems have been working to provide better care to Medicaid clients in New York. Al Hammonds, Executive Director of Millennium Collaborative Care, discusses how they help improve healthcare delivery for Medicaid clients.

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April is Donate Life Month. Nicole Knox and Sarah Diina discuss the importance of organ donation and the impact an organ donation can have.

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Dr. Michael R. Cummings gives an overview of ECMC's Regional Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health.

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Dr. Anthony Martinez discusses the ECMC hepatology services for liver disease, viral hepatitis, alcoholism, fatty liver disease, and hepatitis C virus and HIV co-infection.

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Human papilloma virus (HPV) causes multiple types of cancer. It is preventable via vaccine.  Dr. Elizabeth Kapral and Dr. Jennifer Frustino discuss HPV and ECMC's event for HPV awareness.

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Stroke is an urgent situation that requires immediate medical attention to preserve brain function. Dr. Howard Sperry, Medical Director of VIP Primary Care at ECMC, discusses risk factors and warning signs.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome can impact one's sleep and productivity. Dr. Paul D. Paterson shares information about the carpal tunnel release and relief procedure.

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Patricia E. Denny, Director of Dialysis Operations at Erie County Medical Center, discusses the hospital's dialysis options for patients facing end stage renal disease.

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Listen in as Nursing Director Donna Gatti shares her perspective on Erie County Medical Center's Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program.

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Lisa Thorpe, MS, OTR Supervisor, Outpatient Therapy, Rehab at ECMC, discusses the hospital's Driver Rehab program and its partnership with the Alzheimer's Association.

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ECMC has different trauma initiatives and programs in place to educate the community in safety and emergency techniques.Linda Schwab, Trauma Program Manager, discusses programs and how to take advantage of them.

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Dr. Mandip Panesar, Medical Director of Dialysis at Erie County Medical Center, discusses the hospital's dialysis service and why the service is critically important.

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October 16, 2018

ECMC has the resources to handle surgical needs in emergencies, resulting in verification as a Level One trauma center by the American College of Surgeons.Dr. William Flynn, Chief of Service, Department of Surgery and Director and Trauma Intensive Care Unit, discusses the services available fo those needing surgery at ECMC.

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ECMC takes pride in providing individual patients with the services they need for optimal outcomes. This support includes rehabilitation for some patients.Mark LiVecchi, Chief of Service of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Erie County Medical Center, shares information about the hospital's rehabilitation services.

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ECMC’s Trauma Center currently treats about 55% more patients than its initial design intended. The patient volume is a testament to the high-quality emergency care at ECMC.Dr. Sam Cloud, Associate Medical Director and Attending Physician of the Emergency Department, discusses emergency services and the importance of expanding the Trauma Center.

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The importance of nurses is felt throughout hospital care. Nurses are the frontline of patient care, influencing outcomes and patient satisfaction. This quality care has earned ECMC nurses many awards.Karen Ziemianski, Senior Vice President of Nursing of ECMC Corporation, shares how care quality is transformed through mindfulness.

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ECMC has grown in recent years. Patient volume has increased as ECMC has become the region’s community hospital, the hospital of choice for both clinicians and patients. Even with the position as a Safety Net Hospital, ECMC is seeing more elective surgeries in areas such as orthopaedics, bariatrics, kidney transplantation, and head and neck oncology. Dr. Thomas J. Quatroche, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of ECMC Corpor... Read more

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The kidneys filter blood, removing toxins that are eliminated. Damaged kidneys cannot filter toxins as they should. This can lead to waste building up in the body, causing health complications.Dr. Liise Kayler, Program Director of ECMC Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care, discusses services and procedures available for patients with kidney problems.

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ECMC cares about patients. The Advanced Illness Management and Palliative Care program helps care for chronically ill patients. The Conversation Project assists in discussions of end-of-life care. The Legal Assistance Center works with the healthcare community to aid patients to address underlying legal problems that harm their health.Dr. Kathleen Grimm, President, ECMC Medical-Dental Staff and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medic... Read more

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Most people don’t research emergency treatment until an emergency arises. ECMC Emergency Department can serve you 24/7. From physicians board certified in emergency medicine to registered nurses trained in emergency care, you’ll receive expert care.Dr. Michael A. Manka, Jr., Chief of Emergency Medicine, discusses services available at ECMC Emergency Department.

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