Picone Construction Begins Expansion of Sisters Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Buffalo, New York – Picone Construction Corp. has begun the expansion of Sisters Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after their wall-breaking ceremony held January 25 at 2157 Main St. in Buffalo. The new $8.8 million NICU is scheduled to open later this year, and will enable the hospital to expand its current NICU from 20 to 40 beds. The additional 21,000 square foot NICU will be located adjacent to the hospital’s inpatient maternity unit and newborn nursery, creating a centralized location for mother-baby care. Construction plans additionally include: utilization of existing space which will not interrupt care provided in the current NICU; single family rooms to enhance individual care; large central technology hub; dedicated “parents-only” space for overnight accommodations for families; and reduced light and sound control to create a more soothing environment for premature babies. The Architect of Record is Kideney Architects.