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"Move Day" began at 7 a.m. Friday for the staff and patients of Women & Children's Hospital, as they take the 1.2 mile journey to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and settle into their new home at the Oishei Children's Hospital. Follow this page for updates throughout the day.

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A new chapter is about to begin for Buffalo’s medical community, as staff at Women and Children’s Hospital close out 125 years of welcoming newborns into the world and treating sick kids. Plans to move to the new Oishei Children’s Hospital have been in the works for years, but as they come to fruition, hospital staff are having an emotional time saying goodbye.

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An estimated 1800 to 1900 cardiovascular patients in Niagara County traveled to Erie County and beyond last year to seek the care they needed. Thanks to a newly opened cardiac catheterization lab, that number should drop significantly.


Officials break ground on new Children's Hospital

Oct 8, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A groundbreaking ceremony took place on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Wednesday for the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. The $270 million facility will replace Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo on Bryant Street.

Lomeo named president/CEO of Kaleida Health

Apr 24, 2014
Kaleida Health

The Kaleida Health Board of Directors has named Jody Lomeo president and CEO.

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ECMC showed off its new $15 million ambulatory surgery center Monday with two operating rooms in a new building on the Grider Street campus.

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Recent events and changes on the Erie County Medical Center campus have prompted hospital officials to increase security.

Security was stepped following a bomb threat at ECMC the day after Dr. Timothy Jorden shot and killed his estranged girlfriend Jackie Wisniewski.   

"Clearly we were at a position where we needed to send some comfort in a clear message to our employees and to our patients,"  said Jody Lomeo ECMC's CEO.

He says off-duty police officers were brought in and the medical center is consulting the Buffalo Police Department.

The professionals at Erie County Medical Center are no strangers to tragedy.  As the region's trauma center, the doctors, nurses, and staff are accustomed to dealing with some of the most horrific cases. 

Now, the facility is working  just as hard to "heal its own" in the wake of yesterday's fatal shooting.

When trauma occurs in the midst of a workplace, it can leave scars that often take years to disappear.

That's why yesterday, in the hours after 33-year-old Jackie Wisniewski was struck down by gunfire, staff moved quickly.