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Over vocal objections from some members of the audience, Buffalo's Common Council on Tuesday approved creating a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the old Women and Children's Hospital site and adjacent areas, allowing developers Sinatra and Company and Ellicott Development to plan the entire complex as one, despite different properties and zoning categories.

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A major affordable housing complex at Elmwood Avenue and Utica Street in Buffalo received an extension of the PILOT agreement that keeps its property taxes low.

The closing of Women and Children's Hospital on Bryant Street had a negative effect on many of the  nearby retail businesses along Elmwood Avenue. That trend appears to be reversing. During his monthly appearance on WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First discusses the hopeful signs emerging throughout the neighborhood.

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The winter hiatus is apparently over. The Elmwood Village development wars are reheating, this time over what to do with the former Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

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The former Women and Children's Hospital is in new hands. Kaleida Health sold the property just a few days after successfully moving into the new Oishei Children's Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. A pair of local developers are partnering to breathe new life into the old hospital site in the Elmwood Village. 

Morning Edition—October 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017

A portion of WBFO's Morning Edition on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

KeyBank is donating $300,000 to assist with Women and Children’s Hospital’s move to the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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It’s not every day that a hospital relocates to a new spot, but that’s what is happening at Women & Children’s Hospital. The hospital will move from its current location on Bryant Street to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in several stages beginning on January 3.

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Musician Medics is a music therapy effort founded 3-years ago by the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.

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From now through New Year's Day, Women and Children's Hospital is asking for donations of new blankets and socks for their young patients.

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A tragic accident in Delaware Park yesterday killed one child and left another clinging to life.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that two more hospitals have received designations to treat potential Ebola patients, both of them in Buffalo.

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The closing of Ellicott Street Friday is the first sign of the construction of the new Women and Children's Hospital.

Toy maker Fisher-Price and its parent company Mattel delivered a big gift to the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital on Monday. The company's $3 million donation will help build a Family and Child Resource Center in the new facility.

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As Kaleida Health finalizes its schedule for moving Women and Children's Hospital to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, speculation is building concerning what will happen to the site of the current complex on Bryant Street.

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Children with cancer will be able to get the care they need in one location under a new plan announced Thursday by Women and Children's Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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Women and Children's Hospital is not only building a new home, it's also getting a new name.

When the facility opens in 2015 at Main and High Streets downtown, it will be called The John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.

The Oishei Foundation has made a $10 million donation, the largest single gift in the foundation's history, to name the facility in honor of the Buffalo industrialist and philanthropist.

Kaleida Health Board Chair John Koelmel thanked the Oishei Foundation for its "tremendous generosity, passion and courage" and "for being a real difference maker." 


Proposed designs for a brand new Women and Children's Hospital were unveiled this morning during a meeting of Buffalo's Planning Board. 

The hospital plans to relocate the entire facility to the corner of Ellicott and High streets in the Medical Corridor.  Kaleida Health and hospital leaders say the 12-story, state-of-the art facility would be designed to provide better patient care and attract new doctors.

A Buffalo man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his eight-week-old infant son. 

Buffalo Police investigators were called to Women and Children's Hospital around 2:30 a.m. when the boy's father, 22-year-old Mark Bridenbaker of Indian Church Road, brought in the injured child. 

The boy was found to have internal injuries and a head injury, and Chief of Detectives Dennis Richards says there are indications of previous physical injuries.  He is currently listed in critical condition. 

Telethon raises another million in its 50th year

Mar 26, 2012
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A Western New York charitable tradition is proclaiming success again this year as the Variety Club Telethon raised over $1.2 million.

The live 12-hour broadcast on local station WKBW-TV marked the 50th anniversary for the telethon  which now boasts donations exceeding  $44 million  over the last half century.

Farnham native and singer Clint Holmes was among the headliners at this year's event which also included a reunion of Channel Seven's iconic news team of Rick Azar, Tom Jolls and Irv Weinstein.