Oishei Foundation Gifts $10M For New Children's Hospital

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM EDT

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Oishei Foundation Gifts $10M For New Children's Hospital

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) - The "John R. Oishei Children's Hospital" will serve future generations of children and women throughout Western New York and beyond as a result of an unprecedented $10 million donation announced Tuesday.

In line with its mission to serve as a catalyst for change in the region, The John R. Oishei Foundation has chosen to become the lead supporter for the new, free-standing regional hospital. The new facility will be named after industrialist and philanthropist John R. Oishei, a native Buffalonian who established the charitable Foundation in 1940.

Construction is expected to start in the spring with an anticipated completion in December of 2015.