John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

New York’s only freestanding pediatric health facility completed on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

New York’s only freestanding pediatric health facility completed on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

"The $270 million John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo is a new 410,000 sf, 185-bed facility that is the regional perinatal center and ACS Level 1 pediatric trauma center.

The Shepley Bulfinch-designed facility, which is the first freestanding pediatric health facility in New York, includes a 64-bed private room neonatal intensive care unit, labor and delivery unit, joint pediatric hematology/oncology unit, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. The facility replaces the 125-year-old Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo."

Oishei patients can experience the Buffalo Zoo virtually

Oishei patients can experience the Buffalo Zoo virtually

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Oishei Children's Hospital and the Buffalo Zoo have partnered to create Zoo TV for young patients. 

Zoo TV is a feed of cameras at the zoo streamed directly to TVs in patient rooms. The webcam system allows patients to scroll through different zoo animal feeds.

The feeds are also accessible in playrooms on each floor and on mobile devices while in the hospital.

According to a Children's Hospital spokesperson, "the interactive application was created with the goal of enhancing patient experience, reducing patients' anxiety and redirecting their focus during hospital stays."