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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Oishei Children's Hospital and the Buffalo Zoo have partnered to create Zoo TV for young patients.
Zoo TV is a feed of cameras at the zoo streamed directly to TVs in patient rooms. The webcam system allows patients to scroll through different zoo animal feeds.
The feeds are also accessible in playrooms on each floor and on mobile devices while in the hospital.
According to a Children's Hospital spokesperson, "the interactive application was created with the goal of enhancing patient experience, reducing patients' anxiety and redirecting their focus during hospital stays."
"Congress voted to end the government shutdown on Monday after three days of a shutdown. President Trump signed the measure, extending federal funding and authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program until February 8th. Regular processing of EB-5 petitions have resumed at all relevant agencies.
Congress still has work to do before February 8th. The new CR is the fourth continuing resolution of FY 2018, creating uncertainty for our industry and many others across the country. While Republican negotiators on EB-5 are closer than ever to finding agreement internally, there are still bipartisan negotiations that need to occur. With pending regulations that could raise investment levels by over 100% and a current potential posted final action date in February, Congressional leaders would likely be left with only 60 days after that final action date to produce a legislative solution in place of the regulations. IIUSA continues to advocate on behalf of the industry based on our grassroots-developed Policy Platform and will keep you updated on progress as it happens."
"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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or questions."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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.
"BUFFALO, N.Y. - The new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital has officially opened its doors to patients.