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.”

Girl Scouts build life-size games for hospital

Girl Scouts build life-size games for hospital

“Orchard Park Girl Scouts spent several days sanding, drilling and building life-size games to donate to patients at a Buffalo hospital to achieve their Silver Award.

The Scouts, of Troop 30517, spent more than a week building life-size versions of Jenga, Yahtzee and tic-tac-toe to donate to John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.”

Buffalo Philharmonic, Oishei Children's Hospital team to host musical doctors from around the world

Buffalo Philharmonic, Oishei Children's Hospital team to host musical doctors from around the world

“For one week, 47 doctors will trade scalpels and stethoscopes for strings and reeds.

On Sunday, doctor-musicians from seven countries and 16 states headed to Buffalo for a week of intensive coaching, rehearsal and chamber performance under the guidance of Music Director JoAnn Falletta, Resident Conductor Stefan Sanders and the musicians of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

The doctors will give two special performances while they are in town. On Wednesday, several of the chamber music groups will perform for the patients, families and staff at Oishei Children's Hospital. These performances are part of the hospital's groundbreaking Healing Arts Initiative, which serves as an extension of the community, bringing performances and visual artworks into the hospital to promote healing and wellness. The BPO has been a key partner in this initiative since 2014.”

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital wins “Golden Brick” award

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital wins “Golden Brick” award

“Special honors were presented to Howard Saperston Jr., Saperston Real Estate chairman, with a lifetime achievement award and the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital was selected as this year’s “Golden Brick” recipient.”

Collecting Legos for cancer

Collecting Legos for cancer

Sebastian Bradley, a Buffalo native, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2016 at age 7. During his long battle with cancer, he took a Lego set everywhere he went. He began Sebastian's LEGO Club at Oishei in January this year.

Donations of new Lego sets can be left in the collection boxes at the Youngstown Free Library or in the main vestibule of St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston throughout the month of July.

How a STEM workshop could shape the futures of Health Sciences students

How a STEM workshop could shape the futures of Health Sciences students

“BUFFALO, N.Y. — Learning how to code and program technology can sound like a foreign language to many, but for 10 freshmen at Health Sciences Charter School, they now have a better understanding with the world of STEM and programming and coding.

With the help of Bak USA and Thimble, students learned how to program any of 12 mini-projects, like a doorbell or nightlight.

And during the workshop, students learn what types of careers this technology can be applied to, inspiring them to continue learning with this technology.”

Bill Gresser to Speak in London - June 21st and 22nd

Bill Gresser to Speak in London - June 21st and 22nd

London, England, June 21st and 22nd, 2018

Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC will speak on two panels related to the EB-5 Program and Conducting Business in the USA during the BLS Media London 2018 Global Investment Immigration Summit.

Bill will provide background information on the EB-5 program, discuss the benefits of EB-5, explain various aspects that should be considered in choosing an EB-5 project/regional center and emphasize the importance of investor repayment.

Bill has been active in the EB-5 industry since founding EB-5 New York State in 2007, and currently sits on the industry’s trade association, IIUSA, as its Vice President. Bill speaks regularly on EB-5 topics at events around the world.

If you are in London during this time and would like to meet with Bill, please email Phoebe Gresser at peg@eb5nys.com.

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

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“Happy Wheels” cart brings joy and relief to families at Oishei Children’s Hospital

“Happy Wheels” cart brings joy and relief to families at Oishei Children’s Hospital

“Rolling through the hallways of Oishei Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to its hospitality services – the “Happy Wheels” cart. Its unique song lets families know that toys, games, toiletries, and refreshments are on the way during what can be long and unexpected hospital stays.”

Bishop Timon, Health Sciences Charter schools name new leaders

Bishop Timon, Health Sciences Charter schools name new leaders

Health Sciences Charter School has announced a new Head of School.

The Board of Trustees has appointed veteran educator Wendy Richards, the former Director of the Aloma D. Johnson Charter School and an Adjunct Professor in Urban Education at Canisius College.

“I am looking forward to working with the talented teachers and staff at Health Sciences Charter School,” said Richards. “Over the past nine years, Health Sciences has established a unique program focusing on pathways for high school students interested in careers in healthcare. With its impressive graduation rate that exceeds that state average, I am eager to build on the school’s success and expand vital programs for our students.”

Moorman's PUNT merges with Children's Hospital to help more kids with cancer

Moorman's PUNT merges with Children's Hospital to help more kids with cancer

“Former Buffalo Bills punter Brian Moorman, taking a break in John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, thinks merging his PUNT Foundation for children with cancer with the Children’s Hospital foundation will give it greater fundraising ability to help more families.”

Syracuse's Original Grain expanding into Rochester's downtown

Syracuse's Original Grain expanding into Rochester's downtown

“Syracuse, N.Y. - Original Grain, the cafe that brought smoothies, seaweed wraps and poke bowls to downtown, is expanding into Rochester.

The new Original Grain is going into Tower 280 at Midtown, a redeveloped building in Rochester with floors of luxury apartments, office space and retail shops. OG owner Chris Bily said he hopes to open in early fall.”

ECMC, Oishei Children's verified for Level 1 trauma treatment

ECMC, Oishei Children's verified for Level 1 trauma treatment

“Following reviews by the American College of Surgeons, two Buffalo hospitals have again received verification as Level 1 trauma centers.

Both Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida Health's John R. Oishei Children's Hospital were reviewed by the organization's verification review committee, which oversees the ability to provide care for injured patients. They are also the only two hospitals designated at Level 1 for trauma by the state Department of Health for the Western New York region. A Level I Trauma Center is capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury – from prevention through rehabilitation, according to the American Trauma Society.”

Chief of the USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy Highlights Plans for Proposed EB-5 Regulations at IIUSA’s EB-5 Advocacy Conference

Chief of the USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy Highlights Plans for Proposed EB-5 Regulations at IIUSA’s EB-5 Advocacy Conference

“Kathy Nuebel Kovarik, Chief of the USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy, delivered a keynote address to kick off IIUSA’s 11th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC... Ms. Kovarik reinforced her department’s position that they will try to get EB-5 regulatory reform done this year, as indicated on the Unified Regulatory Agenda. Items of the regulation that she spoke about were the targeted employment area (TEA) designation and increases in investment amounts.”

Bill Gresser Re-Elected as Vice President of Invest In the USA

Bill Gresser Re-Elected as Vice President of Invest In the USA

Washington, D.C., April 24, 2018

Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC, was re-elected to serve as the Vice President of Invest In the USA (IIUSA) during the 11th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference. EB-5 New York State is very proud of the work that Bill does with IIUSA to protect, improve and grow the EB-5 program.

During his last year serving as Vice President of IIUSA, Bill worked as a key advocate of the EB-5 program. He has spent the last year working to gain support for the EB-5 program in the US Congress, as well as reforms to improve the EB-5 program and to foster industry unity on best practices.

EB-5 New York State sends our warmest congratulations to Bill’s fellow IIUSA board members that were elected to serve in other IIUSA leadership positions.

To learn more about the work that IIUSA does on behalf of the EB-5 industry and receive updates on IIUSA’s work, visit https://iiusa.org.

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

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Bill Gresser Speaks at EB-5 Investors Magazine Conference in Sao Paulo Brazil

Bill Gresser Speaks at EB-5 Investors Magazine Conference in Sao Paulo Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 12, 2018

Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC, spoke on the panel “Where Do We Go From Here? The Future of the Brazilian Markets and EB-5” during the EB-5 Investors Magazine Sao Paulo 2018 EB-5 Expo.

EB-5 New York State is proud to have many successful Brazilian EB-5 investors in our EB-5 projects.

Bill and his fellow panelists discussed the key drivers for the growing interest in EB-5 among Brazilian investors. They emphasized the importance of the Brazilian market as the fastest growing EB-5 market in the world.

Bill also explained the EB-5 program, the EB-5 process, and our current EB-5 investment projects that are available to EB-5 investors from Brazil and Latin America. Over 500 people were predicted to attend the EB-5 Investors Magazine Sao Paulo 2018 EB-5 Expo, including over 250 organizations from Brazil and greater Latin America.

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

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Congratulations to Bill Gresser for EB-5 Hero Award Nomination

Congratulations to Bill Gresser for EB-5 Hero Award Nomination

March 26, 2018 – We are excited to announce that Bill Gresser, President of EB-5 New York State, LLC and Vice President of IIUSA has been nominated to receive the EB-5 Hero award during the IIUSA EB-5 Industry Achievement Banquet.

The EB-5 Hero award celebrates “a true hero of EB-5 – someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to promote and follow IIUSA’s Code of Conduct and live our values of being guardians of ethics, embody professionalism, are fair and reliable, campions of the code and committed to fostering an industry that is adherent to best practices.”

EB-5 New York State is incredibly proud of the work that Bill has done and continues to do on behalf of the EB-5 industry.

The IIUSA EB-5 Industry Achievement Banquet will be held on April 22, 2018 in Washington, DC, prior to the start of the IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference. 

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

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New York’s only freestanding pediatric health facility completed on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

New York’s only freestanding pediatric health facility completed on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

"The $270 million John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo is a new 410,000 sf, 185-bed facility that is the regional perinatal center and ACS Level 1 pediatric trauma center.

The Shepley Bulfinch-designed facility, which is the first freestanding pediatric health facility in New York, includes a 64-bed private room neonatal intensive care unit, labor and delivery unit, joint pediatric hematology/oncology unit, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. The facility replaces the 125-year-old Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo."