Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo is getting a new name. Kaleida Health announced this morning that the John R. Oishei Foundation is donating $10 million towards the new hospital planned for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The facility will be named the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.
The 12-story, approximately 400,000 square foot hospital will be built at the corner of Ellicott and High Streets, across from the Buffalo General Hospital and across the street from the planned University at Buffalo Medical School. Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott of Boston, MA, one of the country's top pediatric healthcare architects, is designing the facility that is expected to open in late-2015.
The John R. Oishei Foundation strives to be a catalyst for change to enhance economic vitality and the quality of life for the Buffalo Niagara region. John R. Oishei established the Foundation that bears his name in 1940 with the mandate to concentrate support on medical research, healthcare and education in the Buffalo area along with cultural and social needs. John R. Oishei founded Trico Products Corporation which eventually became one of the world's leading manufacturers of automotive windshield wiping equipment.