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Erie County Behavioral Healthcare
Buffalo, New York
Erie County Medical Center

This new, $25 million Behavioral Healthcare Center of Excellence at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) offers a comprehensive psychiatric emergency program (CPEP), outpatient areas, and state-of-the-art inpatient facilities to serve mental health patients across Western New York. The center will expand ECMC’s current emergency behavioral health facilities from 6,500 to 18,000 square feet. Additional project work included the consolidation of both ECMC and Buffalo General’s outpatient programs and provided for a combined 180 mental health inpatient beds.

Kideney Architects, P.C., Prime Architect; architecture+, Associate Architect

"This modern integrated model of care is the approach needed to help New Yorkers find recovery and resiliency in a safe and nurturing environment. I am pleased that the state was able to dedicate $15 million to allow this project to happen."

Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor, New York State

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