Staff, Project Team Conduct “Mock Move” to New Oishei Children’s Hospital

John R. Oishei Children's Hospital photo

On Friday, September 22, staff and project team members of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) conducted a patient transport simulation from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to the new Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) in preparation for the impending hospital move in November.

The "mock move" exercise included eleven child and adult patient actors, as well as key move personnel, who were tasked with simulating the entire process in preparation for the complex and delicate task of moving patients safely on move day. The team also incorporated emergency situations in real-time to test readiness and crisis management protocol.

Local media had the opportunity to get a glimpse of command center operations at WCHOB and accompany a patient actor and transport team in an ambulance to witness a patient move from one facility to the next.

The "mock move" served as a way to enhance transport efficiency and streamline communication processes with patients and families to alleviate any concerns they may have before, during and after move day.

Upon completion of the "mock move," staff gathered for a formal debriefing to share best practices and address concerns.

On Friday, September 22, staff and project team members of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) conducted a patient transport simulation from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to the new Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) in preparation for the impending hospital move in November.

The "mock move" exercise included eleven child and adult patient actors, as well as key move personnel, who were tasked with simulating the entire process in preparation for the complex and delicate task of moving patients safely on move day. The team also incorporated emergency situations in real-time to test readiness and crisis management protocol.

Local media had the opportunity to get a glimpse of command center operations at WCHOB and accompany a patient actor and transport team in an ambulance to witness a patient move from one facility to the next.

The "mock move" served as a way to enhance transport efficiency and streamline communication processes with patients and families to alleviate any concerns they may have before, during and after move day.

Upon completion of the "mock move," staff gathered for a formal debriefing to share best practices and address concerns.

Approximately 200 inpatients are expected to be relocated to the new Oishei Children’s Hospital on move day slated for early November.