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|7/4/2014||Dr. Watt to be Inducted into the Inaugural Class of the Section VI Hall of Fame|
Stacey Watt, MD, Program Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship & Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, will be recognized for her athletic achievements when she is inducted into the inaugural class of the Section VI Hall of Fame on November 7, 2014.
|7/3/2014||Newborns in Need Donates Handmade Care Packages|
Volunteers from Newborns in Need have donated 12 amazing care packages containing diapers, pacifiers, blankets, quilts, clothes, socks, hats, and hygiene products.
|7/3/2014||WCHOB Partners with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office to Demonstrate the Dangers of Fireworks|
Kathryn D. Bass, MD, Medical Director of Trauma at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Erie County Undersheriff Mark Wipperman urge the public to leave the fireworks to the pros this Fourth of July. The two partnered on July 3 to demonstrate the serious injuries caused by common fireworks such as M-80s and sparklers.
|7/1/2014||Residents Award Winners of Attending of the Year and Staff Member of the Year|
UB|MD Pediatrics is pleased to announce the following award recipients for 2014: Attending of the Year, Mahmoud Kallash, MD and Staff Member of the Year, Pattrick Felder-Barker!
|7/1/2014||Unyts Blood Drive to Help Patients Like Brady Getty|
Please show your support for Brady and all other patients in need of blood throughout Western New York by donating at the Unyts blood drive at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo on Tuesday, July 15 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. in Alford Auditorium.
|6/27/2014||Sharing His Gifts and Gratitude|
|The oldest heart transplant recipient in New York State now greets outpatients arriving for cardiac testing procedures at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital to ease their fears.|
|6/27/2014||Pediatric Dermatology Adds Phototherapy to List of Services at WCHOB|
The Department of Pediatric Dermatology at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo recently expanded its list of available services to include Phototherapy, a state-of-the-art ultraviolet light therapy used to treat a variety of skin disorders. The department is already averaging 2-3 patients daily for the treatment.
|6/23/2014||3rd Annual Christmas in July Toy Drive|
On June 23, 2014 Assemblyman Ray Walter (R,C,I-Amherst) officially kicked off his annual “Christmas in July” toy drive to benefit Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Area residents are asked to donate new, unwrapped toys at various locations across Western New York, starting now through July 25. On Tuesday, July 29, Walter will be joined by special guests to distribute the gifts to the children at the Hospital.
|6/20/2014||Unprecedented Expansion of Pediatric Oral Surgery Program at WCHOB|
In a move that will dramatically change Buffalo’s pediatric dental landscape, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is pleased to announce the appointment of three Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons with experience in the evaluation and treatment of patients with complex dental and maxillofacial problems.
|6/20/2014||’Race for Children’s’ at Holland Speedway|
|Please join us on Saturday, July 12 for "Race for Children's" at Holland International Speedway.|
|6/19/2014||Patients, Colleagues Bid Farewell to Dr. Martin Brecher|
|More than 300 former and current patients, colleagues and friends attended a retirement celebration for Martin Brecher, MD on June 18 at Kaminski Park & Gardens at Roswell Park.|
|6/19/2014||Buffalo General Medical Center Names Antrum Chief Nursing Officer|
|Vi-Anne Antrum, RN, FACHE, has been named vice president and chief nursing officer for Buffalo General Medical Center.|
|6/19/2014||Progress Continues on New Oishei Children’s Hospital|
|Kaleida Health has been invited by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to submit its formal application for financing to build the new Oishei Children’s Hospital.|
|6/18/2014||Upcoming “Rock-a-Thon” Fundraiser to Support New NICU at Suburban|
|The Women’s Board at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital will host the third annual "Rock-a-Thon" on July 17, 2014 from noon to 7 p.m.|
|6/18/2014||New Location. Same Great Service.|
|New Location. Same Great Service.|
|6/16/2014||Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Vascular Lab Accredited by IAC|
|Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Vascular Lab was granted a three-year term of accreditation in Vascular Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.|
|6/13/2014||Clinics Achieve NCQA Level 3 Recognition|
|Four Kaleida Health clinics — Hertel Elmwood Internal Medicine, Hodge Pediatrics, the Primary Medicine Center at Buffalo General Medical Center and Towne Garden Pediatrics — recently achieved recognition as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.|
|6/13/2014||Dr. Fitzpatrick Speaks to Business First About BPO Concert to Benefit John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital|
Lorna Fitzpatrick, MD, Chief, Division of Medical Education and Medical Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program, was recently interviewed by Business First in regards to the upcoming Doctors of the World concert with the BPO to benefit the Oishei Children’s Hospital and efforts to bring the culturals, including music, into the new hospital.
|6/13/2014||Holland NASCAR Motorsports Hosts Car Show at WCHOB|
|On June 12, Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex brought the speedway to Women & Children’s Hospital. One race car and one pace car were on display outside of the Hospital’s main entrance for patients and their families to see and tour. A handful of drivers were also on site to visit with patients, sign autographs and take photos. |
|6/13/2014||Martin Brecher, MD to Retire After 40 Years Caring for Young WNY Patients|
|Martin Brecher, MD, who began treating pediatric cancer patients at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in 1972 and at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in 1975 and since became Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Associate Professor and Chief, Hematology/Oncology, for the University at Buffalo, as well as Chairman of Pediatrics for Roswell Park, announced he will retire from active clinical practice in 2014.|
|6/12/2014||Pazderski Named Corporate Director of Patient Access|
|Diane Pazderski, RN, was named corporate director of patient access. In this new role, Pazderski will be responsible for operations and oversight of pre-arrival access services as well as admissions across Kaleida Health.|
|6/12/2014||Foster Grandparent Program Comes to an End at WCHOB|
|On June 13, 2014, the funding source for the Foster Grandparent Program of Erie County changed its focus to serving the long term and measureable education needs of disadvantaged children – which does not include working in hospitals. With that said, six current Foster Grandparents at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo have been released from the program.|
|6/9/2014||High School Students Donate Hundreds of Items for Patient Welcome Bags|
|High School students, Alana and Joy, collected and donated hundreds of items for the welcome bags at Women & Children's Hospital through their "Coloring Books 4 Kids" drive.|
|6/6/2014||Kaleida Health Announces Executive Appointments|
|Kaleida Health announced several executive appointments, including chief medical officer, chief financial officer and president of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.|
|6/6/2014||Survivor Steps at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital|
|A new rehabilitation and recovery program called “Survivor Steps” is now available at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital to support those battling cancer from the diagnosis stage through remission.|
|6/4/2014||DeGraff Memorial Hospital Receives Heart Failure Quality Achievement Award|
|DeGraff Memorial Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.|
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