ECMC Marks One Year Since Deadly Shooting

June 13, 2013 Updated Jun 13, 2013 at 7:06 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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June 13, 2013 Updated Jun 13, 2013 at 7:06 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - Staff at ECMC banded together Thursday to remember an employee killed by her ex-boyfriend doctor one year ago.

Jackie Wisniewski's friends and colleagues took time on Thursday to remember her at a special and private interfaith memorial service.

Without a doubt, the hospital has changed since last year's shooting.

Timothy Jorden shot Jackie Wisniewski, a young mother, to death inside ECMC. Jorden was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound outside of his Lakeview home.

The hospital now has a new mission -- fighting domestic violence.

One hospital corridor is lined with messages -- promises from young men never to hurt a woman.

On nearby walls, shirts made by domestic violence victims hang, in hope of raising awareness.

Jackie's family continues to fight domestic violence as well. They are pushing legislation to toughen penalties against abusers who stalk victims with GPS devices, similar to the one Jackie found on her car shortly before the shooting.

ECMC is also creating a permanent reminder of Jackie Wisniewski.

The hospital is creating a garden. Inside, will sit a bench and plague in her honor.

Jackie's colleagues also made a quilt with loving messages and memories.

In the last year, the hospital has provided counseling and support to those who need help dealing with the tragedy.