John R. Oishei Children's hospital receives top children's hospital distinction

John R. Oishei Children's hospital receives top children's hospital distinction

“John R. Oishei Children's Hospital is the only hospital in the state to earn a top children's hospital award from a national nonprofit organization.

Oishei has been named a top children's hospital by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.

Only six percent of hospitals nationally receive this distinction.”

Young boy donates toys to Oishei Children's Hospital

Young boy donates toys to Oishei Children's Hospital

“Drake McKane has been collecting donations of LEGO's to give to children at Oshei Children's Hospital in Buffalo. McKane spent some time in the hospital for Leukemia treatments.”

"Baby Café" at Oishei's gifts new moms with breastfeeding support & education

"Baby Café" at Oishei's gifts new moms with breastfeeding support & education

“Every Wednesday, new and expecting moms can access a number of resources and educational opportunities at the Children's Hospital, to give their baby's the best nutritional start possible.“

Buffalo, New York, attempts to lure visitors this winter with an all-expense paid trip

Buffalo, New York, attempts to lure visitors this winter with an all-expense paid trip

“This winter, Buffalo is looking to bring in an outsider to share the experience for one epic weekend. The Rust Belt city, which has recently been breathing fresh life into its downtown area with new bars, restaurants, shops and recreational activities, has a lot to show off — regardless of the season. “

“A Buffalo native, Katie Addo, who spent over a decade in New York City and San Francisco finds herself happily transplanted back in Buffalo. Of the sweepstakes, she says: "Why not come in the winter? This city may be cold, but it doesn't stop. There is an undeniable electricity coursing through Buffalo, and people deserve to experience it."

Building hope with LEGOs

Building hope with LEGOs

“Students and staff at Chautauqua Lake Central School display over 200 pounds of LEGOs collected for children at Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, to support a service project initiated by eighth grader Drake McKane (center). For over a year, Drake has received treatments for leukemia at the hospital.”

Kaleida Health's reach is growing

Kaleida Health's reach is growing

“Kaleida Health is busy with hospitals joining its network and the completion of major capital projects. That’s likely to continue in 2019 as the region’s largest health system figures out the best way to remain competitive, keep costs down and expand.”

First baby born in 2019, and the top baby names in Buffalo for 2018

First baby born in 2019, and the top baby names in Buffalo for 2018

“Chris and Kristina Wienckowski's daughter was the first Buffalo-area baby to enter the world in 2019.

Charlotte Reese Wienckowski was born at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. She was followed by a baby boy born at Mercy Hospital at 12:54 a.m.”

Patient Families at Oishei Children's Hospital Get Free Holiday Portraits

Patient Families at Oishei Children's Hospital Get Free Holiday Portraits

“Help-Portrait is a global movement which brought together over 150 volunteers to Oishei Children's Hospital to give the gift of portraits this holiday season. Patient families and those who might not have been able to afford a family picture were welcomed to the event, where they could get their hair and makeup done, have a professional photographer take the picture and have it printed and framed before they leave. This year marked the third annual event for Help-Portrait's Buffalo team, and they plan to continue spreading the joy next year in 2019.”

President Signs Extension of Government Funding and Programs, such as EB-5 and Other Critical Immigration Programs, Through Dec 21, 2018

President Signs Extension of Government Funding and Programs, such as EB-5 and Other Critical Immigration Programs, Through Dec 21, 2018

House Introduces Two-Week Continuing Resolution to Extend Vital Programs such as EB-5, on Dec. 6, the House passed H.J. Res 143 – FY 2019 Continuing Resolution Through December 21, 2018, by unanimous consent.  The measure proceeded to the Senate and was approved by unanimous consent approximately one-hour after passing the House.

Today, around 10 a.m., the House Appropriations Committee announced on Twitter that the President had signed the CR into law.”

Children at a local hospital get surprised with custom New Era knits designed by Bills head coach

Children at a local hospital get surprised with custom New Era knits designed by Bills head coach

“On Friday afternoon, the Buffalo Bills teamed up with New Era to make a very special delivery to patients and their families – a custom edition New Era knit.

The one-of-a-kind knit was designed by Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott and three children from the hospital over the summer. Putting their heads together, the group carefully selected each intricate detail that would appear on the knit. From the Bills-themed camouflage print to the glow in the dark slogan on the back, and the fun red pom on the top, McDermott and his talented team of helpers enjoyed putting their creativity to the test. The experience, while undoubtedly memorable, was just the beginning of the remarkable event that would take place nearly five months later.”

Families receive free portraits at Oishei Children's Hopsital

“Families were treated to hair stylists and makeup artists to before getting in front of the camera. Families were also able to take home framed copies of each photograph free of charge.”

Reikart House announces chef, renderings for restaurant in former Sonoma Grille

Reikart House announces chef, renderings for restaurant in former Sonoma Grille

“With the Reikart House entrenched as an established boutique hotel in Amherst, at 5000 Main St., plans for an adjacent restaurant and event space have now been updated.

Iskalo Development has announced Jazzboline restaurant and the Reikart Ballroom will open in spring 2019, and that Grand Island native Michael Litzel will handle executive chef duties for the Reikart campus.”

Oishei Children's Hospital celebrates one year with adorable 'cake smash'

Oishei Children's Hospital celebrates one year with adorable 'cake smash'

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The staff at Oishei Children's Hospital is celebrating one year at the hospital's new location on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

On Friday, the hospital marked one year at Ellicott Street by welcoming families who were part of move-in day, and some of the first babies born at the new location. The now year-old babies took part in a birthday "cake smash."

Russell Salvatore plans big donation to Kaleida Health

Russell Salvatore plans big donation to Kaleida Health

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Philanthropist and local restaurateur Russell Salvatore is giving back to western New York in a big way.

He says his next big donation is going to Kaleida Health.

Salvatore told News 4 he made a promise to the organization to put $1 million toward the hospitals.

Great Lakes Medical Imaging is proud to announce their partnership with John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

Great Lakes Medical Imaging is proud to announce their partnership with John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

Great Lakes Medical Imaging is proud to announce their partnership with John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. They are offering the convenience of outpatient pediatric imaging at their location at 199 Park Club Lane in Williamsville. To find out more you can head to their website 

The Winter Garden at Children’s Hospital

The Winter Garden at Children’s Hospital

“The John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital was the first one that truly understood just how important the feature [the Winter Garden] would be. I understand that there is no ‘patient care’ on the fifth floor, meaning that it is truly a form of escapism for people.”

Buffalo Surgeries Mark Smart Tool Technology’s US Debut

Buffalo Surgeries Mark Smart Tool Technology’s US Debut

A new smart tool technology that allows surgeons to perform complex movements deep inside the abdomen was used for the first time in the U.S. in September during two procedures performed by Department of Surgery faculty members.

At Children's Hospital, 'a whole new world of medicine' in burn treatment

At Children's Hospital, 'a whole new world of medicine' in burn treatment

Dr. Kathryn Bass, left, is pleased with the progress Molly Brand, pictured with her parents David and Tricia Brand, have made since the toddler was burned and treated with amnion stem cells in April. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)

Innovation Assures Future of Medicine in Buffalo is Bright

Innovation Assures Future of Medicine in Buffalo is Bright

Experts have looked at the future of health care in Western New York and the prognosis is positive. That was the conclusion presented to more than 160 first- and second-year medical students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who attended a panel discussion centered on a reportcalled “The Future of Medicine.”