Buffalo, NY On Wednesday, September 20, The Building Owners & Managers Association of Buffalo (BOMA) had a privilege of being the last public tour of the highly anticipated Oishei Children’s Hospital before it’s opening in November at the September monthly meeting.
The tour, led by Turner Construction and Kaleida Health, included patient rooms, the ambulatory center and surgery rooms, as well as a visit into the extensive two-floor mechanical space. The facility will also include a green house. The tour guides were thorough in explaining many efficiency changes that make the hospital innovative from the nurse’s station layouts to the facility management systems.
Lunch was hosted in the Conventus building prior to the tour with a brief presentation on the construction, planning, and organizing that has been underway during the 10-year project. Constellation, An Energy Company was the meeting sponsor. The event sold out with over 100 BOMA members and colleagues in attendance.
The vision for the new hospital is to be recognized as the innovator, the highest quality, highest value provider and partner, and regional referral center for women and children’s health care for Kaleida Health, Western New York, and beyond. It will consolidate services in a 12-floor, 185 bed, free standing and modern facility. It is expected to be 500,000 s/f of environmentally-friendly medical office space, 85,000 s/f of which will be Women & Children’s Hospital space and ambulatory care center.
Greater Buffalo BOMA is a not-for-profit trade association providing an array of services to commercial property professionals including education, networking opportunities, benchmarking data, legislative and regulatory advocacy and professional development. Greater Buffalo BOMA’s membership consists of more than 120 real estate professionals including building owners, facility managers and developers, as well as companies that provide services and supplies to the industry. Greater Buffalo BOMA is a federated chapter of BOMA International.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. BOMA International is a primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.