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Shepley Bulfinch selected for Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Shepley Bulfinch has been chosen for the physician-led plan to construct a new Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (NY) on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).

“Shepley Bulfinch was selected for their expertise in designing clinically complex facilities that emphasize patient- and family-centered care and operational efficiency as well as distinctive architectural forms for many other children’s and women’s hospitals,” said Teresa Quattrin, MD, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and Professor of Pediatrics, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of New York at Buffalo.

“Shepley Bulfinch’s approach to our project demonstrates their understanding that collaboration and participation are essential to its success,” said Kevin Fitzpatrick, MD, Chief of Service, OB/GYN, Kaleida Health. “Their participatory process emphasizes collaboration with complete care teams that include patients, families, doctors, clinicians, administrators, staff and others. Such a comprehensive approach is required to create an exceptional facility for the women and children of Western New York.”

“We are so pleased to be working with Women and Children’s Hospital,” said Uma Ramanathan, AIA, Shepley Bulfinch’s principal for the project. “With this project, we will be helping transform the delivery of pediatric healthcare for future generations of children in Buffalo.”

The current location of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, which ranks among US News and World Report’s top hospitals, is landlocked by its residential neighborhood and its 120-year old infrastructure is no longer efficient. The emerging growthof the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the planned relocation of the University at Buffalo Medical School led to the identification of the hospital site at the new Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus site less than two miles away.

Shepley Bulfinch’s connection to Buffalo dates to 1870, when Henry Hobson Richardson completed the Buffalo Psychiatric Hospital, today the H.H. Richardson Complex. The firm later designed two buildings for the 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo. Shepley completed a facilities master plan for Roswell Park Cancer Hospital in Buffalo in 2006.

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