children's class of 2017

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo has launched a "Children's Class 2017" initiative to honor patients and staff — both former and current — who have had a remarkable influence in the hospital's 125-year history.

An honoree will be announced each month leading up to the hospital's November move to the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Click on an employee's image to learn more about them.


Gail Szucs

Gail Szucs

"most likely to have the answer"


Gail Szucs

Brian Pempsell

"most likely to make you smile"


Francesca Kotowski

Francesca Kotowski

"most likely to give back"


Dr. Martin Hoffman

Martin Hoffman, MD

"most likely to act with heart"