Healthy, Sustainable Living on the Medical Campus

Fostering Community is a Guiding Principle

As the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus grows, it is being transformed into a dynamic neighborhood all its own. With a focus on building a community that fosters “collisions” among those who work and visit, we encourage more interaction, collaboration and idea sharing. In doing so, we have created a place of energy and inspiration that attracts more people and more innovation here.

Bridging connections with our wider community also guides much of the work of the BNMC team. We work together with partners, neighbors and other stakeholders to identify issues, address challenges and invest our resources in ways that benefit our wider community and that help our neighbors share in the success of the Medical Campus.

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Four Neighborhoods, One Community

Consideration for the diverse and historic neighborhoods adjacent to the Medical Campus has been a guiding principle since the formation of the BNMC in 2002.

In 2006, we brought together residents and neighborhood stakeholders from Allentown, the Fruit Belt, and downtown for an integrated planning effort called “Four Neighborhoods, One Community.” This award-winning long-term process recognized the importance of planning for our growth together and continues to be our framework for collaborative engagement with our neighborhood partners.  It also reinforced our commitment to adhering to smart growth principles of urban development by creating a dense, vibrant Medical Campus.

Situated Between Diverse and Historic Neighborhoods

Encouraging a Healthier Community

Health in all its forms – economic, environmental, personal –  are essential for any community to thrive. Since we began, our team has worked to promote active living and a focus on access to healthy food.

We take a holistic approach that accounts for the needs of our adjacent neighborhoods, the built environment, and access to the things that promote health, including nutritious food and opportunities for active lifestyles. Working with a myriad of partners, the BNMC has played a role in the City of Buffalo’s Green Code, Complete Streets, policy changes, and programs that open access to better food options that have had a positive impact on the Western New York Community.

See Our Community


  • Celebrating the year with our 2018 #BNMCspark awardees! We’re so proud to have supported these many wonderful projects in our community. ••• Want to make an impact on your neighborhood? The 2019 Spark applications open on January 21st! 💥 Check back at for details. 
#BNMC #community #microgrants #neighbors #impact #sustainability #art #infrastructure #youth #innovation #health #wellbeing #healthycommunity
  • A crazy beautiful painting of #BNMC and #downtownbuffalo by #PeterFowler. #buffalo #buffalove #art #painting
  • We love hosting Beakers & Beer at our favorite beverage sponsor @bigditchbrewing! Thanks to all Campus employees & friends who came tonight. 🍻 #BNMC #beakersandbeer #networking #employees #socialevent #collaboration #buffalo #buffalove
  • BNMC's CEO, Matt Enstice, and our longtime collaborator Cheryl Heller, founding chair of the first MFA program in Design for Social Innovation at @svanyc discuss her new book, “The Intergalactic Design Guide: Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design”. There’s a chapter dedicated to BNMC about how we expanded our efforts through social design, and Cheryl and Matts shared how designing for social impact could be useful in your organization.

Thanks to all who came out tonight to support the book launch @digbuffalo!📖🚀 #BNMC #socialdesign #designinnovation #mutualcity #booklaunch #design #innovation #workingtogether #collaboration #community #connections #buffalo #buffalove
  • Stay gold, BNMC. 🍁 🍂 📸 cred: @mcgconstruct
  • In awe of this spectacular photo of @ochbuffalo by @bretblakelyphotography. Cheers to a stunning @kaleidahealth facility on the #BNMC! #childrenshospital #kaleidahealth #medicalcampus #infrastructure #newbuildings #buffalo #buffalove
  • Packed house at today’s BNMC #MWBE Pitch & Roundtable. Connecting local small business owners to purchasers. Companies want to buy local too! @roswellpark @kaleidahealth @universityatbuffalo @ecmcbuffalo #smallbusiness #localbusiness #buylocal #community #buffalo
  • #BNMC is proud to have sponsored the pergola at the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Moot Senior Center on High St. through our Spark micro grant funding! We’re happy to see that the garden beds built by our #greenteam are looking fresh with produce including cauliflower, broccoli, eggplant, tomatoes, and collard greens! Visit to learn more. #healthycommunities #neighbors #collaboration #gardens #produce #buffalo #buffalove
  • A few more #BNMCers to show off! Who’s here? • Mark McGovern @mcgconstruct, Director of Construction & Infrastructure 🚧 • Sean Batchen, Grounds Supervisor 🍃
• Harimala Filate, Senior Accountant ⚖️
• Beth Machnica @beth.girl, Healthy Communities Catalyst 🧘‍♀️
• Pat Kilcullen, Chief Financial Officer 📈 
#BNMCteam #team #teamwork #workingtogether #collaboration #buildingbuffalo #community #buffalo #buffalove
  • October is #ComputerScience & #Engineering Month, and the #BNMC celebrated on Friday, October 5th by hosting an #AI & #MachineLearning Summit with @universityatbuffalo! More than 200 students, faculty, and industry professionals attended the event, which was held at UB Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences on the Medical Campus. BNMC’s CEO, Matt Enstice, welcomed the crowd and addressed the #future of #healthcare and #medicine with the disruption of #technology, followed by a keynote from Dr. Sargur Srihari, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the UB Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering. 
BNMC’s CIO, Sam Marrazzo, moderated the #technical roundtable discussion, which focused on how AI and machine learning is currently affecting organizations and how to prepare for the next wave of technology.
  • We’re updating our #BNMCteam headshots with📱#portraitmode, and we have to say, they look pretty #classy. 
Who’s featured so far? 
1️⃣ Kyria Stephens, Community Program Manager🏘
2️⃣ Bill Smith, Director of Transportation🚗
3️⃣ Chantele Ross, Innovation Center Receptionist☎️
4️⃣ Jamie Hamann-Burney, Director of Planning📊
5️⃣ Dayle Cotter, Executive Assistant to CEO, CFO & CIO🗓
6️⃣ Jonathan McNeice, Director of Healthy Communities🍎 
7️⃣ Sam Marrazzo, Chief Innovation Officer💡

Stay tuned for more BNMCers coming soon! #BNMC #buffalo #team #workingtogether #innovators #buildingbuffalo #buffalove

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