“Going to the hospital can be nerve-wracking for anyone. But, for a child with autism, that anxiety can be amplified.
That's why John R. Oishei Children's Hospital is launching an app designed to help its young patients.”
“A Buffalo chapter, with the support of Fisher-Price and Oishei Children's Hospital, is in the works, as is a national K-12 STEM curriculum.
‘You'll have kids learning STEM, but actually building a car and giving it to a child in their neighborhood," Galloway said. "It has an impact on the whole community. It's kids building for kids.’”
Making wheelchairs and mobility more accessible to children in need.
“Dr. Stephen Turkovich isn't afraid to speak out when he believes children's health is at stake.
Turkovich, 41, has enough to do as vice president and chief medical officer of Oishei Children's Hospital, where he was deeply engaged in planning the hospital's move from its Bryant Street home.
But he's also pushed for stricter gun control and urged parents to vaccinate their children, and he's passionate about improving health care for all children.”
“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.”
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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.”
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.”