Physician practice expands downtown site

“General Physician PC Primary Care has opened a practice site in Buffalo, becoming the first tenant in a new six-story medical office building adjacent to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.”

“It’s the next in a series of openings and expansions for General Physician PC, an affiliate of Kaleida Health and Great Lakes Health. Since its founding in 2010, the practice has doubled its list of providers, growing to 60 offices throughout Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania. With 115 physicians, the practice is the region’s No. 3 largest multi-specialty medical groups.”

Kaleida keeping its hospitals operating in massive storm

Kaleida keeping its hospitals operating in massive storm

Mike Hughes, senior vice president/chief of staff, explains how Kaleida hospitals prepare in advance so that they can remain open during Buffalo storms.

What's next for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

What's next for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

“The construction dust may have settled at Oishei Children's Hospital and the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science – but the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is still growing, said Matt Enstice, the campus’ chief executive officer.

With the 120-acre research campus mostly built out, and the ties between its member institutions well-established, the Medical Campus plans to double down on new programming this year, from startup incubators to community classes.

Expect to see more employees at the Medical Campus as several of its partner institutions add staff. And expect a renewed emphasis on community engagement as BNMC strives to hire and educate more local residents.”

Heart to Heart Relay strengthens Buffalo Marathon's ties to the community

Heart to Heart Relay strengthens Buffalo Marathon's ties to the community

This year, the relay [in Buffalo, NY] will be called the Heart to Heart Relay. Teams of up to four people will tackle the marathon course while fundraising for cardiac research and care at Buffalo General Medical Center and Gates Vascular Institute.

“At the foundation, it’s our job to raise both awareness about the health of a community and the health services we provide and also to raise the funding to support those services,” said Carol Horton, vice president of the Kaledia Health Foundation. “At Gates Vascular Institute, they’re doing so many groundbreaking and world-renowned procedures that people in Western New York aren’t even aware of. We are training surgeons from all over the world every week. There’s really no reason to go to the Cleveland Clinic anymore or New York City or Boston. Gates Vascular has some of the leading world technology for treating cardiovascular disease.”

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.

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.

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.”

UB celebrates grand opening of Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

UB celebrates grand opening of Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

"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."

GVI partners with cardiologist to train African surgeons

GVI partners with cardiologist to train African surgeons

"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."

Medical Campus parking squeeze must be dealt with

Medical Campus parking squeeze must be dealt with

"[the parking shortage on and near the Medical Campus is] a good problem to have, but it’s also one that needs to be resolved quickly.

The source of the stress once again is the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, which has been growing aggressively and isn’t done yet. That’s great news for a city that was on the skids for decades and is now in expansion mode. But with thousands of people working on the Medical Campus, conflict has arisen between nearby residents and employees on the hunt for free parking."

WNY doctor implants world's smallest pacemaker

WNY doctor implants world's smallest pacemaker

"BUFFALO, NY-- The Gates Vascular Institute announced Friday they have become one of the first hospitals in New York State to implant the world's smallest pacemaker.

Putting surgeons, researchers together is leading to world-class innovations

Putting surgeons, researchers together is leading to world-class innovations

"That cooperative approach is the driving force behind numerous research efforts now underway at a facility on the burgeoning Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The building is a partnership between UB and Kaleida Health that Hopkins helped usher into existence. The 10-story building houses Kaleida’s Gates Vascular Institute, dedicated to patient care, of which Hopkins is president, and UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), dedicated to translational research. The juxtaposition allows for an unprecedented level of collaboration among clinical researchers, translational scientists, surgeons and engineers."