BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – ECMC is expanding its substance abuse treatment services as WNY continues to fight against the opioid epidemic. 

The hospital has teamed up with a number of local organizations that work together to provide help for addicts. 

ECMC has increased its number of beds for treatment and added services to its emergency department through a $60 million ER project. 

Dr. Michael Manka, Jr., ECMC’s chief of emergency medicine, stopped by News 4 on Monday to speak about the project.