Paychex founder Tom Golisano Thursday pledge $18 million dollars to the Golisano Children's Hospital. With this gift, the URMC plans to build a brand new hospital at a cost of $134 million.
Thirty-two million dollars has now been raised for this project. The plan is to construct a six-story, 200,000 square foot hospital on Crittenden Boulevard next to the current Strong Memorial Hospital lobby. The new hospital will include a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric imaging, and private pediatric rooms.
URMC hopes to begin construction as early as August 2012, pending state approval, with an estimated completion of February 2015.