Designed With Our Patients In Mind
Children and parents are initially greeted by the life-sized “Sergeant Douglas Boomer” as they enter the Jamestown Pediatric Associates facility, a Nutcracker carving from an old ice boom of the Niagara River at Buffalo. The boom log was a section of Douglas fir used by the New York Power Authority until it broke free and plunged over Niagara Falls. William R. Suitor of Youngstown, New York rescued the leg and transformed it into the Sergeant, which was later purchased by Jamestown Pediatrics for the enjoyment of our patients.
After check-in at the reception desk, families are directed to separate waiting areas for sick and well patients. These two rooms are divided by a large fish tank built into the wall at eye level for most children. Waiting area furnishings are winged back captain’s chairs and nicely upholstered sofas.
A reproduction of a late nineteenth century “high wheeler” bicycle is hung from the ceiling, a Western Flyer red wagon, antique metal pedal car, baby buggy and other children’s toys are placed atop ceiling ledges and room dividers.
Brightly colored walls and large windows provide cheer and light throughout the building.