Medical Construction & Design

MAY-JUN 2018

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and public areas located on the fi fth fl oor includes a family resource room, laundry amenities, kitchenettes, family lounge, winter garden, non-denominational cha- pel and meditative roof garden. Continuance of care Classifi ed as the only Level 1 Regional Pediatric Trauma Center in Western New York, the new Alfi ero Family Emergency Department is accessible from the main entrance on the fi rst fl oor and features 19 ED rooms, fi ve Kids Express rooms and four trauma rooms. Doubled in size com- pared to the old facility, the ED off ers an improved waiting area for families and a more effi cient fl ow for patients transferred from the helipad, which was specifi cally designed for children. A separate, six-room triage area for la- boring mothers also provides direct access to patient elevators for quick transport to the 15-bed labor and delivery unit that oc- cupies half of the third fl oor. The pedes- trian bridge to Buff alo General Medical Center and Gates Vascular Institute on the second and third fl oors reduces distance, helping to deliver care to high-risk moms. An inpatient surgical suite located on the other half of the third fl oor, as well as an ambulatory surgery unit on the second fl oor, provide 14 operating rooms that are larger and better confi gured than before. The second fl oor also includes a new imaging hub with connectivity to the adjacent medical offi ce building, provid- ing convenience for families and children having day surgery. The hospital's 64-bed private room Children's Guild Foundation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the fourth fl oor was designed to be quiet, calm and private. Oishei Children's Hospital is the region's designated Regional Perinatal Center and a Level III NICU, providing the most comprehensive and specialized care for the region's at-risk moms and babies. The womb-like fl oor allows mothers to be with their babies around the clock and features an all-weather solarium that provides respite for patients, family and staff . The new NICU is divided into four areas: three self-contained patient areas each with a designated team of nurses and physicians, and the fourth area provides a family waiting room, overnight room, bathroom, lockers and laundry facilities. All patient rooms off er ample space for amenities, including in-room seating that turns into sleeping areas for visiting fam- ily. There are eight rooms for twins and one room for as many as six babies. The Sal H. Alfi ero Pediatric Intensive Care Unit on the ninth fl oor features 20 private patient rooms designed to foster a comfortable, family centered care environment. The mother-baby unit on the eighth fl oor welcomes new mothers and their PROJECT TEAM John R. Oishei Children's Hospital Project Team DESIGN ARCHITECT: SHEPLEY BULFINCH GENERAL CONTRACTOR: TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY CIVIL ENGINEER: DIDONATO ASSOCIATES MEP ENGINEER: CANNON DESIGN STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER, INC. LANDSCAPE: BROWN SARDINA 4 3. Oishei Children's Hospital's 64-bed private room NICU was designed to provide personal care and attention to mothers and babies in a tranquil, healing environment. Additional respite for patients, family and staff can be found in the all-season solarium, located on the same fl oor. 4. Patient rooms were designed with healing in mind, with 100 percent private rooms that balance caregiver, patient and family needs. 3 MCDM AG.COM | M AY/ J U N E 2018 | Medical Construction & Design 37

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