Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has seen a flurry of activity throughout the past year and a half. The Amherst Chamber of Commerce supports these initiatives as they improve the quality of life for residents by providing expanded health care service delivery. Further, from an economic development standpoint; the expansion of the BNMC creates jobs and expands one of our regional target industries. Below you will find updates on the current projects within the medical corridor:
Global Vascular Institute/Clinical & Translational Research Center
A joint SUNY at Buffalo and Kaleida building, the ten story structure will serve as a focal point for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Scheduled to be completed in February of 2012, the new structure will be 475,000 square feet and combined with the Buffalo General Hospital Tower resulting in nearly 600 patient beds, 30 operating rooms, 17 interventional labs and a total of eight CT scanners and MRIs. In addition, the new emergency department will accommodate more than 60,000 visitors each year.
The construction project totals over $290 million with the University at Buffalo, $173 million of which will come from Kaleida Health. The emergency department is scheduled to open in November of this year.
Long Term Care Facility
A second project on the campus spearheaded by Kaleida Health is their new Long-Term Care Facility. Comprised of four stories totaling 202,000 square feet, the facility will hold 300 beds. In April, finishing work will begin for the anticipated November 2011 completion date.
Medical Office Building
This estimated $80 million building is currently being developed and operated by Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. Consisting of 500,000 square feet over seven stories, the building will also include a three story, 200 space parking ramp underground.
Women and Children's Hospital will occupy 85,000 square feet at the top of the building with an Ambulatory Surgery Center. Kaleida's website states that physicians overwhelmingly support the move, which will "modernize processes and improve care."
Multi-Modal Transportation Structure
A joint project between Kaleida Health and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a multi-modal transportation structure is being constructed to address campus wide parking and transportation needs. The structure will incorporate all transportation services, such as shuttle and transit, for use by all facilities on the medical campus.
The facility is located at Michigan Avenue and High Street. It will hold 1,800 vehicles throughout eight stories.