Healing Arts Program

Vision: To provide pediatric patients and families a physical, mental and emotional healing experience through integrated cultural collaboration and programming at Oishei Children’s Hospital.  Our goal is to build an endowment that will create a unique healing space for over 145,000 pediatric patients and their families seen each year.  Research and statistics show that incorporating arts programming into the healthcare experience has a direct positive impact on health outcomes for patients and caregivers; reducing anxiety and decreasing the perception of pain.

A Message from Signature Artist, Joe Cascio

Healing Arts - Joe Cascio from Kaleida Health

Thank you for your consideration in helping make a donation or gift of art for the new hospital.

For questions, contact Corinne McCarthy
Coordinator, Healing Arts Program 
John R. Oishei Children's Hospital
818 Ellicott St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-1512
email: CMcCarthy1@KaleidaHealth.org

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The Healing Arts Program benefits all by providing opportunities for the ongoing healing, comfort and enjoyment of patients, families, caregivers and healthcare providers. Below are the floor levels and their themes. Please consider helping secure art for the following themed floors.

Lower Level: Pathology & Laboratory

Artwork and installation theme: The lower level is light, bright and vibrant with cityscapes and views of downtown Buffalo. 

Level One: Main Entrance Lobby & Emergency Department

Artwork and installation theme: The Renaissance of Buffalo, to include Frank Lloyd Wright, East Aurora Roycroft Art & Crafts, Central Terminal, Arcade & Attica Railroad, Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration Site, Pierce Arrow Museum, Buffalo History Museum and Erie Canal. Also incorporating the growth and building of our community over the last five years.  

Level Two: Ambulatory Surgery, Imaging, Niagara Falls Culinary Institute & the link to Conventus & BGMC

Artwork and installation theme: Faces, festivals and people of Buffalo showing how we truly are a melting pot. This theme also carries through the “coatless connections” level 2 linking the Medical campus together. 

Level Three: Labor & Delivery, Inpatient Operating Rooms

Artwork and installation theme: Niagara Falls, Canalside, Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, Niagara gorge, Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, grain silos, Buffalo lighthouse etc.

Level Four: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Artwork and installation theme: This floor represents all four seasons in Buffalo and the ability to theme one of the four “neighborhoods” inside the NICU.

Level Five: Family Support

Artwork and installation theme: Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy, Tift Nature Preserve, Erie County Botanical Gardens, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, nature and landscapes for soothing atmosphere.

Level Seven: Inpatient Pharmacy, Infusion & Dialysis

Artwork and installation theme: Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Theatre of Youth, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Shakespeare in Delaware Park and Artpark.

Level Eight: Mother Baby Unit

Artwork and installation theme: Buffalo Zoo, Niagara Falls Aquarium, Knox Farm and pictures of mother and baby.

Level Nine: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Artwork and installation theme: Albright Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Chautauqua Institute, Castellani Art Museum and UB Art Galleries. 

Level Ten: Medical/Surgical Unit

Artwork and installation theme: Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Bandits, Buffalo Bison’s, New Era Camp Company and local youth teams.

Level Eleven: Medical/Surgical Unit

Artwork and installation theme: Fisher Price, Legos along with dreamy, fun and whimsical artwork.

Level Twelve : Hematology/Oncology & Long Term Monitoring Unit

Artwork and installation theme: Explore & More Children’s Museum, Buffalo Museum of Science, Kazoo Museum & Factory of Eden, Wurlitzer, Herschell Carousel Factory and inventions and innovations.