Plenty of practice is going into planning the big move of Women & Children's Hospital to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
There's plenty of cleanup work, too.
Like many an old building in Buffalo, the hospital has accumulated years' worth of old paint. Some of it has already begun moving out – for good.
The hospital has at least 120 gallons of paint that has gradually started to be pulled from Children's Hospital on Bryant Street in 5-gallon buckets with lids for proper disposal by a company.
The hospital's lead painter, Brian Pempsell, said a disposal company already has begun picking up unneeded, old paint that will not be moving to the new John R. Oishei Hospital on the Medical Campus. The new hospital opens in November, with plans for a new interior look and, of course, fresh paint.
Some of the old paint cans likely go back 20 years, Pempsell said.