“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.”
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."
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.
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
“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.”
"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."
"BUFFALO (WKBW) - A big weekend is on the way for all of us here at Channel 7 as we get ready to host the 56th Annual Variety Kids Telethon on Sunday.
All money raised benefits local children's non-profits here at home and the Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center at Oishei Children's Hospital. 7 Eyewitness News Anchor Jeff Russo takes us inside."
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."
"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."