“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.”
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.
“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.”
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.”
“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.”
“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."
"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."
"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."
"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."