Amy Stockinger, Senior Project Manager of Capital Projects at Roswell Park, likes the early morning quiet she has been witness to during 11 years working here. She has watched many a sunrise over the sleepy city as she waits for construction workers to arrive. She sits in the ICU waiting room, an area that recently reopened after renovation, and finds that what was once disjointed is now a place of peace – thanks, in part, to her dedication.
In 2009, Stockinger was looking for new opportunities, and Roswell Park fit the ticket. “Roswell had an opportunity at the time that aligned with my ethos, and I had no idea what I was about to embark on in my career,” she explains. A licensed architect who had been working in healthcare systems for quite some time, Stockinger knew she could bring her experience in specialty services design to the table as a project manager.
Stockinger loves the process of designing a new space. First, she sits down with a team of enthusiastic users of the space, and learns about their dreams for it. Then, she runs with what she learns in those meetings; often, the final product is just what the users wanted. She takes great pride when patients, their caretakers or other staff members begin to occupy the spaces she helped design.
Recently, she and her team completed the renovation of 8 West. Despite numerous adjustments to the initial plan and challenges related to plumbing, “Amy drove the project to completion well under budget and ahead of schedule,” says Steven Wright, Vice President for Facilities Management.
“The 8W patient ward was occupied in early April and sets a new standard for finishes and amenities for the hospital. Amy is well known for delivering difficult projects on time. Her attention to detail and ability to deliver projects of high quality are significant aspects of her day-to-day performance.”
When asked about what makes her passionate about Roswell Park, Stockinger says “We’re all in this together.”
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While there is hardship within its walls, Roswell Park is comprised of a great group of people – patients, caregivers and employees – who share a mission, Stockinger says, adding that she believes her work in the healthcare industry has helped to develop her sense of empathy.
“I am happy to serve humankind in any way I can, even if not on the ‘front lines’ of patient care,” she says.
Roswell Park is fortunate to have a talented, patient-driven Facilities Management team, and it shows in our buildings. Walking through the Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center, the main hospital and our many clinics, it is apparent that the designers, construction workers and all those involved in the design process believe in and contribute to the mission of Roswell Park.