Construction on the Global Vascular Institute and Clinical & Transitional Research Center, a joint venture between the University at Buffalo and Kaleida Health, is winding down. The $291 million project at the corner of Ellicott and North streets in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus broke ground in August 2009. Buffalo General’s relocated Emergency Department is expected to open in November and the remainder of the building will be finished by February.
Kaleida Health’s merged cardiac, stroke and vascular operations, plus a new and an expanded emergency department, will occupy the lower floors.
There will be nearly 600 patient beds, 30 operating rooms, 17 interventional labs for cardiac, vascular and neurosurgical procedures, as well as four CT scanners and four MRI’s.
It is anticipated that the 48,000 sq.ft. emergency department will accommodate more than 60,000 visits, while the hospital will discharge nearly 27,000 patients.
Research and development facilities will occupy the building’s top four floors and will include the University at Buffalo’s $118 million Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) and a UB Biosciences Incubator.