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About Kaleida Health

Kaleida Health is the largest healthcare provider in Western New York, serving the area's eight counties with state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive healthcare services. Its expert, compassionate healthcare professionals are committed to providing the best possible outcomes and experience for patients and visitors.
More than one million sick or injured patients choose a Kaleida Health facility annually, including Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, and John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.

Accredited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Healthcare, Inc., Kaleida Health also provides important services through two long-term care facilities, over 80 outpatient clinics, including school-based health centers, and home health care through the Visiting Nursing Association of WNY, Inc. In addition, Kaleida Health’s hospitals support residency training programs of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, training more than 700 residents each year.

Buffalo General Medical CampusBuffalo General Medical Center/
Gates Vascular Institute

Buffalo General Medical Center has 457 beds and is the largest Kaleida Health facility. It provides a wide spectrum of clinical inpatient departments and outpatient services, and its specialized programs include: cardiac services, general surgery (including robotics), bariatrics, orthopedics, urology, vascular services, gastroenterology, rehabilitation medicine and neurology.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1855
  • Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, NY
  • 19 stories
  • 1,079,870 square feet
  • 2015 Admissions: 22,564
  • 2015 Emergency Room Visits: 60,234
  • 2015 Clinic Visits: 25,019
  • 2015 Ambulatory Surgery Visits: 3,541
  • 16 Operating Rooms

Gates Vascular InstituteAdjacent to Buffalo General Medical Center, the Gates Vascular Institute is a combination of the finest researchers, surgeons, physicians, and other clinicians devoted to the study, treatment and prevention of cardiac, stroke and vascular diseases. Designed to promote a collaborative environment, the Gates Vascular Institute brings the brightest medical minds together on behalf of the patients of Western New York.

Quick Facts

  • Opened in 2012
  • Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, NY
  • 10 stories
  • 16-bed highly specialized intensive care unit and 62-bed short-stay suites
  • 475,000 square feet
  • $291 million total construction project with the University at Buffalo — $173 million for Kaleida Health's five floors
  • Houses the University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center and Jacobs Institute
  • Emergency Department opened in 2011 can accommodate more than 60,000 visits per year
  • 7 Operating Rooms
  • The five Kaleida Health floors of the GVI combined with the Buffalo General Medical Center has nearly 30 operating rooms, 17 interventional labs for cardiac, vascular and neurosurgical procedures, as well as four CT scanners and four MRIs

DeGraff Memorial HospitalDeGraff Memorial Hospital

Located in the city of North Tonawanda, DeGraff Memorial Hospital has 66 inpatient beds in single rooms, and provides medical and surgical services; a specialized medical rehabilitation unit for patients requiring extensive rehabilitation following surgical procedures; a subacute unit for the care of patients who require less intensive rehabilitation services; and a skilled nursing facility.

The Geriatric Center of Western New York at DeGraff Memorial Hospital specializes in the care of patients over the age of 70, with an emphasis on those dealing with complex medical issues and/or memory loss. The center's goal is to maximize quality of life by providing the individualized attention patients deserve.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1914
  • Located in North Tonawanda, NY
  • 5 stories
  • 269,640 square feet
  • 2015 Admissions: 2,010
  • 2015 Emergency Room Visits: 14,968
  • 2015 Clinic Visits: 9,586
  • 2015 Ambulatory Surgery Visits: 1,328
  • 6 Operating Rooms

Millard Fillmore Suburban HospitalMillard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital is a 265-bed hospital located in Williamsville, NY. This facility provides non-tertiary hospital services including gynecology/obstetrics, dialysis, orthopedic surgery, general and ambulatory surgery (including robotics), and diagnostic nuclear medicine.

In 2015, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital opened its latest expansion, which includes a new 10-bed neonatal intensive care unit that specializes in the care of ill or premature newborns. It is connected with Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, the regional referral center for critically ill newborns.

Quick Facts

  • Built in 1974
  • Expanded in 1987, 2008 and 2015
  • Located in Williamsville, NY
  • 4 stories
  • One of the first hospitals in WNY to provide robotic surgery
  • 400,739 square feet
  • 2015 Admissions: 17,210
  • 2015 Emergency Room Visits: 42,993
  • 2015 Ambulatory Surgery Visits: 10,010
  • 12 Operating Rooms

John R. Oishei Children's HospitalJohn R. Oishei Children's Hospital

For more than 120 years, John R. Oishei Children's Hospital is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric trauma, surgical and medical care, including neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services. As one of only 43 freestanding children's hospitals in the nation - and the only in New York State - the entire facility was built with children and families in mind. The 12-floor 185-bed modern facility is an integral part of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, linking with Buffalo General Medical Center, Gates Vascular Institute, the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Services at the University at Buffalo and more. The hospital enjoys a worldwide reputation for innovation and research and also provides highly specialized care and treatment through a broad array of outpatient services.

Oishei Children's Hospital ensures pediatric and maternal services remain available for patients in the Western New York region. The vision is to be recognized as the innovator, the highest quality, highest value provider and partner, and the regional referral center for women and children's health care for Kaleida Health, Western New York and beyond. It is the only access point for pediatric critical care, Level III neonatal intensive care, and the Level I Regional Pediatric Trauma Center in and for Western New York. As the regional perinatal center, the sickest babies and children come to the hospital for care, either directly or through transfers from other hospitals. Without the resources available at Oishei Children's Hospital, these young patients would have to travel out of area for care.

Quick Facts

  • Opened in 2017- formerly Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
  • Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • 12 Floors
  • 410,000 square feet
  • Average of 145,000 patients seen annually
  • Emergency Department annual volume of more than 45,000 pediatric patients
  • 64 mostly private NICU beds (largest NICU in WNY)
  • 14 Operating Rooms
  • 15 labor & delivery beds