Oishei Children’s Hospital

This hospital is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.

Oishei Children's Hospital

Oishei Children’s Hospital has achieved national recognition, with U.S. News and World Report ranking it among the top 20 pediatric hospitals in the country.

This modern pediatric acute and emergency care center provides diagnostic and treatment services to Western New York youth experiencing emotional and/or behavioral disturbances or family relationship problems. It offers a full range of medical and surgical services for children as well as comprehensive women’s health services.

A Level I Pediatric Trauma Center - one of only six in New York State - Oishei can accommodate 185 inpatients, including medical/surgical, ICU and neonatal patients, and adult maternity patients. The hospital admits nearly 28,000 patients annually and treats 123,000 patients in the emergency department or one of its 45 specialty clinics.

Training

You may do up to one month of your first-year neurology rotation and up to two months of your first-year medicine rotation at this site as well as a portion of your rotation in child and adolescent psychiatry.

One month of your first- and second-year outpatient work will also take place here. During your fourth year, you can finish required rotations here, including up to a month of neurology. This site also hosts electives.

The patient population, consisting of pediatric patients and women of childbearing age, comes primarily from lower- and middle-class socioeconomic backgrounds and presents a broad range of disease severity.

Oishei hosts the psychiatry outpatient clinic.

Commonly seen here are:

  • suicide attempts and inclinations
  • emotional problems accompanying chronic illness
  • stress-related illnesses
  • conversion disorders
  • parent-child relationship problems
  • emotional problems surrounding labor and childbirth

Faculty and Staff

Patient Population

  • pediatric patients from infancy to age 18
  • women of childbearing age
  • 60 percent Caucasian
  • 35 percent African-American
  • 5 percent other ethnicities