Golisano Children’s Hospital Unveils Two New Floors
The project began shortly after the building’s dedication in 2015. The new areas on the fourth and sixth floors of the hospital will open to patients over the course of the next month.
In addition to six new operating rooms, the fourth floor also features the Clay E. and Rita M. Buzzard Pediatric Cardiac Cath Lab Suite, the gastroenterology procedure suite, and 23 private pre-operative and post-operative rooms—an improvement from the open bay area where patients currently recover from surgery.
Two floors up, patients with serious illnesses and injuries will receive care in the pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, which are being relocated from Strong Memorial Hospital. The two intensive care units share an off-stage area for staff who do not currently have a designated workspace, as well as a waiting area for families and a play room. Separation of the two intensive care units—one general unit and one specifically for patients with heart issues—will allow providers and staff to concentrate their expertise in one area. The PCICU is also receiving a much-needed expansion with the addition of six more patient beds.