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Public Meetings on Plans to Move Children’s Hospital Tonight, Tomorrow!

Kaleida Health and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus would like you to know the following:

As required by the City of Buffalo Planning Board, we have scheduled a meeting to update any surrounding resident or business person interested in an update on Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo’s plans for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, New York.

Please invite anyone who is interested in attending to receive an update on these plans in person from the physician and administrative leadership for this project.

We thank you for your time and hope to see you there.

Click here to download the notice. You might not have gotten the heads up, since the invite wasn’t very widely circulated. Artvoice didn’t even receive the notice, and our office is across the street from the medical campus. Somebody leaked it to us.

Then, the medical journal Business First posted this story a couple hours ago, saying there’s also a meeting tonight.

From the story:

Kaleida has issued monthly updates on progress for the new hospital. Among the updates for June:

  • The hospital’s physician strategic planning committee and its architect, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott of Boston, are continuing to explore clinical planning and program design for the new inpatient tower. Along with the physician committee, 26 user groups are now engaged in producing a plan for the new ambulatory space and a new hospital.
  • Ciminelli Real Estate is moving toward final site approval for its new 500,000-square-foot medical office building at Main and High streets, which will house an 85,000-square-foot ambulatory care center. Ciminelli is working with both Kaleida and the University at Buffalo    on the design, with plans to begin site work in August, with completion in about 18 months. Ciminelli is also coordinating architectural and engineering plans with the two adjacent projects, the new Women and Children’s Hospital as well as the new medical school for UB.
  • The Buffalo Planning Board has approved the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo environmental impact statement (EIS). At its May meeting, the board also discussed initial building massing, floor plates and hospital access for the new building. Site plan approval for the inpatient tower project is the next milestone.

Looks like the folks around Elmwood and Hodge will be getting a taste of what the neighborhood around Gates Circle is still adjusting to—life in the shadow of a huge vacant building thanks to the good corporate citizens at Kaleida Health.