Dozens of new medical clinics, practices now open on medical campus
By Tracey Drury Reporter, Buffalo Business First
Two moves were completed this week that will bring hundreds of new employees, physicians and patients over to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Both UBMD and Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo completed moves into the Conventus medical office building, a pre-cursor to the opening Nov. 10 of the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital next door.
For UBMD, the move brings eight physician practices over to the UBMD Outpatient Center at Conventus with another four to make the move in the near future. The offices will occupy 54,000 square feet in the building, with 90 patient care rooms. In all, 108 physicians will practice from the site, supported by 140 support staff.
Since the first practices moved into the 1001 Main St. space in March and May, UBMD has had 15,470 patient visits at its Conventus offices. A grand opening celebration was held Thursday at the site.
The practices that make up the outpatient center include: dermatology, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and sports medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery and urology.
Also this week: Monday marked the opening of 20 more outpatient clinics from Children’s Hospital on Bryant Street to the Oishei Children’s Outpatient Center. The moves follow the opening of several other outpatient clinics in January and April.
Included in this round are the following clinics: anesthesiology, audiology, autism spectrum disorders, ear, nose and throat, healthy weight, intestinal rehabilitation, neuro-oncology, neurofibromatosis, occupational/physical therapy, orthopedics, pediatric surgery, the Perinatal Center of WNY, plastic surgery, rheumatology, the Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center, speech, sports medicine, urology, vascular anomalies and cardiology.
Two final outpatient clinics will make the move later this month and in early November: the hematology/oncology and neurosurgery outpatient clinics, respectively.
The remainder of the hospital’s inpatient services and emergency department will move to the new $170 million hospital on Veteran’s Day during a marathon, 24-hour move.