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.


Oishei is the major site for pediatric emergency, trauma, inpatient and specialty care in the region. As such it is the logical site for training in pediatrics for emergency medicine residents. Junior residents rotate for a total of four months in the Oishei ED, with shifts in the pediatric ED integrated into the ED months for senior residents. Third-year residents also complete a longitudinal experience augmenting the Pediatric STAT transport team, a specialized critical care ambulance that retreives WNY’s sickest children to stabilize them at offsite hospitals and transport them to OCH.

​Oishei is located across the street from Buffalo General Medical Center, as part of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Off-Service Rotations

Off-service rotations at Oishei include:

  • OB/GYN
  • anesthesiology
  • PICU

Patient Population

  • pediatric inpatients and outpatients of all ages
  • maternity and high-risk maternity patients
  • 1,000 critically ill full-term or premature newborns per year
  • patients drawn from throughout Upstate New York