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.”

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 

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.”

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.”

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.”

“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.”

Syracuse's Original Grain expanding into Rochester's downtown

Syracuse's Original Grain expanding into Rochester's downtown

“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.”

ECMC, Oishei Children's verified for Level 1 trauma treatment

ECMC, Oishei Children's verified for Level 1 trauma treatment

“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.”

New York’s only freestanding pediatric health facility completed on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

New York’s only freestanding pediatric health facility completed on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

"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."

Variety supports the Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center

Variety supports the Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center

"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."

Santa visits patients at Oishei Children’s Hospital

Santa visits patients at Oishei Children’s Hospital

"Some kids at the Oishei Children’s Hospital got a Christmas surprise Wednesday when Santa Claus arrived to deliver toys.

Representatives from the hospital and Fisher-Price came together to spread some holiday cheer."

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."

Oishei Hospital welcomes the holidays with tree lighting

Oishei Hospital welcomes the holidays with tree lighting

"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."

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."