Kaleida Health announced that The Pike Company will serve as the construction manager for the $7.8 million renovation of DeGraff Memorial Hospital‘s Emergency Department (ED) in Buffalo, N.Y.

The plan is to relocate the ED from the west side of hospital campus to the east side, fronting the Twin City Highway and allowing for better access, parking and visibility for patients, families and visitors.

The expansion calls for 17 treatment bays, including a trauma room, a dedicated bariatric room and an airborne isolation room. It will also include a decontamination area suitable for current and emerging infectious diseases. To further accommodate geriatric patients, DeGraff will use non-glare lighting, slip proof flooring, increased family space, plus signage with oversized lettering.

Last renovated in 1975, the space will more than double from 4,800 square feet to 10,000 square feet.

Wendel will serve as architect.