Erie County Medical Center
Center of Excellence for Kidney Care & Transplantation

  • Buffalo, New York
  • Completed January 2012
  • 114,000 Square Feet
  • $20M Project Value

IKM, as part of a joint venture team, was retained by the Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) to program, plan, and design a new Center of Excellence for Kidney Care and Transplantation. Combining renovated hospital space with new construction, this program provides a new outpatient renal clinical service program, a vascular access center, a dedicated renal inpatient nursing unit, and an inpatient dialysis center, all located in the existing ECMCC facility.

The outpatient renal clinic provides outpatient services to the pre- and post-transplant patient population. The clinic includes nine exam rooms, two treatment rooms, patient waiting/reception areas, administrative offices and physician workspaces, and the associated support spaces.

The vascular access center includes two outpatient procedure rooms and an ultrasound room to support the chronic hemodialysis center. Dedicated patient and clinical support spaces are provided, including reception/waiting areas.

The renal inpatient nursing unit is a 24-bed unit to support the kidney transplant population as well as other acute renal patients. This nursing unit is located on a floor of existing med-surg private and semi-private patient rooms. All existing patient rooms were replaced with new state-of-the-art single-patient rooms, including two multi-acuity patient rooms. Staff and clinical support functions are located on the floor, as well as a dedicated family lounge and restrooms.

A six-bay inpatient acute dialysis center supports the renal inpatient nursing unit with dedicated clinical support spaces and an infection isolation bay.

Also included in this initiative was a freestanding outpatient chronic hemodialysis center connected to the existing ECMCC hospital. This four-story building includes three floors and 12,000 square feet of medical office space. Located on the ECMCC campus, the facility includes 36 hemodialysis chairs, outpatient education and community outreach offices, home dialysis training, and all associated clinical support spaces. The center is connected to the existing hospital via a newly constructed corridor.

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