Logo unveiled at new children’s hospital

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Progress continues on the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. Construction crews have laid the foundation and the first delivery of structural steel arrived on Monday.

Hospital representatives say construction is moving forward on budget.

They revealed the hospital’s new logo on Monday, which features a parent and a child that form a heart. There’s also an “O” to represent the Oishei Foundation. The blue and silver color scheme represents the partnership between the foundation and Kaleida Health.

Another partnership was announced on Monday. Stone’s Buddies, a program at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, will continue at the new facility. The program helps children cope with their illnesses.

“We get them together, introduce them to other kids and other families that are going through the same thing and in doing this, all of a sudden they have new friends and they have people who can really relate to what they’re going through,” said Joanne Koessler-Lana, director of Stone’s Buddies.

The new hospital will be the only stand-alone children’s hospital in New York State and one of only 43 in the nation.

“We are witnessing history,” said Jody Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health. “It’s not every day where we’re fortunate enough to be part of history, but we are and that’s all of us building a new children’s hospital.  It only occurs about once every 100 years, that you’re able to build a pediatric hospital in a community.”

It’s expected to open in 2017.

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