Santa visits patients at Oishei Children’s Hospital

Santa visits patients at Oishei Children’s Hospital

"Some kids at the Oishei Children’s Hospital got a Christmas surprise Wednesday when Santa Claus arrived to deliver toys.

Representatives from the hospital and Fisher-Price came together to spread some holiday cheer."

IIUSA Update: EB-5 Program Extended Through January 19, 2018

IIUSA Update: EB-5 Program Extended Through January 19, 2018

Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill - Extends EB-5 Through January 19, 2018. 

[On December 21st] "both the House and Senate passed a stopgap spending bill which will avert a government shutdown through January 19, 2018, pending signature by President Trump which is expected sometime today. This extends the current sunset date for the EB-5 Regional Center Program as well, which was supposed to expire at midnight tonight.

IIUSA remains in close conversations with the Congressional offices working on EB-5 reform legislation and we are hopeful that action will occur prior to the new sunset date in January. As always, we will keep you informed of any developments when they occur. A reminder that you can review IIUSA's Policy Platform at anytime. This platform, developed and approved by our members and Board of Directors, guides the organizations conversations and positions around EB-5 reform. Please contactadvocacy@iiusa.org with any comments or questions."

UB celebrates grand opening of Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

UB celebrates grand opening of Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

"For Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Dean Michael Cain, the completion of the school’s new downtown location is “a dream come true.”

Cain was among several UB administrators who spoke at the grand opening ceremony for the new medical campus Tuesday morning. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul also spoke at the ceremony and addressed a buzzing, excited crowd. Attendees filled every chair and standees spilled into the lobby. Onlookers could be seen looking down from every floor in the six-story atrium.

The opening of the $375 million facility comes after more than six years of planning and construction. The first phase of re-location started in November, and the building will be ready for the first day of classes on Jan. 8."

Oishei Hospital welcomes the holidays with tree lighting

Oishei Hospital welcomes the holidays with tree lighting

"BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The Oishei Children's Hospital held their annual tree lighting ceremony for the first time at their new hospital on Tuesday night. 

The event allows families, patients, and hospital staff to have a night of gingerbread decorating, photo ops with Santa, and meet and greet opportunities with the Bills. 

This is all in an attempt to show the children that being at the hospital isn't always a scary thing. 

'It isn't scary when they walk in, it isn't scary when they're in the hospital being cared for' Oishei President Allegria Jaros said."

GVI partners with cardiologist to train African surgeons

GVI partners with cardiologist to train African surgeons

"The Gates Vascular Institute continues its international outreach, with two surgery cases last month broadcast live via webcast to help train physicians in 10 African countries.

The GVI partnered with the Jacobs Institute, as well as a medical device company, to share pacemaker surgeries with 30 physicians in Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The surgeries, led by electrophysiologist Dr. Chee Kim, was a step-by-step demonstration of the insertion of pacemakers, a device used to control abnormal heart rhythms."

Move marks the opening of new children’s hospital in Buffalo

Move marks the opening of new children’s hospital in Buffalo

"The delicate and successful transport of 125 inpatient mothers, children and infants from Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (N.Y.) to the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital marked the official opening of the new facility located on a medical campus in downtown Buffalo.

The Gettys Group reveals unique vision for Reikart House in Amherst, NY

The Gettys Group reveals unique vision for Reikart House in Amherst, NY

"With warm and welcoming appeal, Reikart House offers 92 guestrooms and 12 suites, all with a wider profile that resembles bedrooms versus typical hotel accommodations. Partnering with the Buffalo Niagra Heritage Museum, each of the 12 suites are themed around local influences and landmarks to symbolize Amherst’s history. A boardroom, fitness room, spa and soon-to-open restaurant, Jazzboline (named after an instrument Frank Reikart invented), add to Reikart House’s Tribute Portfolio-worthy guest experience.

First baby born at Oishei Children’s Hospital today

First baby born at Oishei Children’s Hospital today

"Kiss 98.5 played the most beautiful sound you’ve ever heard this morning – the new Brahms Lullaby to announce the first baby was born at Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Patients, staff moving from Women & Children's to new Oishei Children's Hospital

Patients, staff moving from Women & Children's to new Oishei Children's Hospital

"'Move Day' began at 7 a.m. Friday for the staff and patients of Women & Children's Hospital, as they take the 1.2 mile journey to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and settle into their new home at the Oishei Children's Hospital. “So far so good,” said Kaleida Health CEO Jody Lomeo, describing the progress of the move.

Editorial: New Oishei Children's Hospital is a remarkable achievement

Editorial: New Oishei Children's Hospital is a remarkable achievement

"The brand-spanking-new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital was a long time coming. Seventeen years ago most people would have bet against it, but today on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus the $270 million, high-tech hospital will formally open, capping years of planning and construction.

Explore the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

Explore the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

"The new Children’s Hospital is smaller than the old one, but it's designed to be more efficient and patient-friendly in its layout and equipment placement.

Take a look inside Buffalo's new Children's Hospital

Take a look inside Buffalo's new Children's Hospital

"The $270 million John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital will open next week on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, capping off years of planning to replace Women & Children’s Hospital on Bryant Street.

A marathon one-day move will begin before dawn Nov. 10 to move patients and staff into the 185-bed hospital 1.2 miles away at 818 Ellicott St."

How the new Oishei Children's Hospital came to be

How the new Oishei Children's Hospital came to be

"The new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital that will open this week on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus exemplifies state-of-the-art pediatric care.

The hospital tower offers the latest in medical technology and thoughtful design. A connected outpatient center replaces dated facilities that were costly to maintain and no longer met patients' expectations.

The new hospital, together with a new University at Buffalo medical school under construction along Main Street, will solve a big piece of the puzzle on a medical campus trying to attract life sciences companies to start or move here."

Themed floors at Oishei Children's Hospital reflect overall Buffalo connections

Themed floors at Oishei Children's Hospital reflect overall Buffalo connections

"The 12 floors inside the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital opening soon on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus each have distinct themes to highlight their connection to Buffalo – from the Spirit of Buffalo, to City of Good Neighbors, parks and gardens, sports, imagination and more.

Bill Gresser Speaks on EB-5 Policy Panel at the IIUSA Conference – Miami, 2017

Bill Gresser Speaks on EB-5 Policy Panel at the IIUSA Conference – Miami, 2017

Miami, Florida, October 24, 2017

Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC and Vice President of IIUSA speaking on the panel “Ho B- it nt h olitica & olic uzzl h 15t ongress” panel during the IIUSA Conference.

Bill Gresser and his fellow panelists,

  • Leon Rodriguez, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP and former director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) from 2014 to 2017
  • Hunter Bates, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 
  • Tom Loeffler, Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Adam Greene, President, Live in America Financial Services LLC

provided updates on the state of affairs in Washington, DC as they relate to the EB-5 program.  Bill and his fellow panelists provided insight into the possibility of a long-term re-authorization, discussed policy issues (and possible solutions) and provided an analysis of EB-5 related legislation in relation to the larger context of US immigration policy. The panelists also discuss the proposed EB-5 regulatory changes published in the Federal Register this year, which may become effective in 2018.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Phoebe Gresser at peg@eb5nys.com.

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Bill Gresser Receives Award for I-829 Approvals – Miami, 2017

Bill Gresser Receives Award for I-829 Approvals – Miami, 2017

Miami, Florida, October 24, 2017

Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC receiving an award from Peter Joseph, Executive Director, IIUSA during the IIUSA Conference. This award was given to EB-5 New York State, LLC for the Company’s success in bringing EB-5 projects ‘full circle’ – meaning that the Company has EB-5 projects in which EB-5 Investors’ I-829 Petitions were approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”).

This is a great accomplishment not only for the Regional Center, but also for the EB-5 Investors and their families who have earned unconditional permanent residency (permanent US green card) through EB-5 New York State’s affiliated investment projects.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Phoebe Gresser at peg@eb5nys.com.

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New Oishei Children's Hospital built with a family focus

New Oishei Children's Hospital built with a family focus

"In just over three weeks, the new Oishei Children’s Hospital at the Buffalo Niagara Medical campus will open to the public. From the moment patients and staff walk in, it’s going to be evident that the new state-of-the-art hospital was designed with families in mind."