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.”

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.”

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.”