BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - ECMC is celebrating the dawn of a new era in the fight against drug addiction.
Hospital staff marked the grand opening of its new "downtown clinic" with an official ribbon cutting Friday afternoon. The new $25 million facility at 1285 Main Street includes 32 patient rooms, six group therapy rooms and a medical office.
The clinic will be able to handle about 25,000 visits every year.
Dr. Mark Gunther, assistant vice president for behavioral health at ECMC, said, "We have a very, very wide mix of patients we serve. Anybody that has any sort of chemical dependency problem, so alcohol, heroin, prescription drug abuse, all kinds of problems like that we serve. Here at ECMC we've been doing it for a long time so we're committed to it."
This expansion was made possible by a $15 million grant from the State Health Department.
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