12-9-11: Courtesy of YNN. The newest addition to the ECMC campus is adding more dialysis stations for patients. Doctors, former ECMC patients, and dignitaries cut the red ribbon Friday, opening the $27 million Great Lakes Health Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care. The facility includes 36 outpatient dialysis stations, with flat screen televisions, and individual climate control. The building also has office space for doctors, and a tunnel connects the ECMC tower to the Kidney Care Center and to the long-term treatment facility, which is currently under construction. The Kidney Care Center is the first signification clinical collaboration between ECMC and Kaleida Health, under the Great Lakes Health umbrella. “Both organizations are consolidated on one campus, right here on ECMC. Not to build a bigger program, but to build a better program, a program that’s world-class that will attract people from all around the area,” said Jodi Lomeo, CEO of ECMC. The Center says the highest incidences of kidney disease in Western New York are found in the neighborhoods surrounding ECMC.

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