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Oishei Children's Hospital introduces lactation suite for gameday moms at Sahlen Field

Former New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski, his brother Dan, and father Gordie, Western New York natives and founders of Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, visited with children and families at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital today. 

The Gronkowskis presented a check for $50,000 to the Kiss Cares for Kids/WBEN Radiothon. Their contribution propelled the total raised for The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation to $263,000, which will fund the purchase of a new ENT video tower.

Allegra Jaros, president, Oishei Children’s Hospital was joined by Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo), along with Kaleida Health staff and local community and government leaders, to unveil the 10,000 blankets collected as part of the annual Warm Up WNY blanket drive. Designed to bring the comforts of home to our region's youngest patients during hospital stays, the drive ran from November 2018 through February 2019, in partnership with more than two dozen community and government leaders.

Three photographs of Oishei Children’s Hospital patients and caregivers taken by Kaleida Health medical photographer, Joe Cascio, were selected for inclusion in the 2019-2020 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit, the result of a national competition by the Children’s Hospital Association.

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital announced plans for Learning, Caring, Healing, an interactive Oishei Children’s Hospital exhibit inside the new 43,000-square-foot Explore & More Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum opening at Canalside in spring 2019.

Fisher-Price has created and donated custom Power Wheels cars to make heading into surgery a little more fun for patients at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital was named a 'Top Children’s Hospital' by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.

Oishei Children’s Hospital now offers exclusive gift packages for purchase, aimed at enhancing the comfort and overall experience for new moms.

On Tuesday, May 22, longtime Kaleida Health partner American Medical Response (AMR), and the country’s leading provider of medical transportation, unveiled a specially-designed neonatal transport ambulance exclusively for the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Hodge Pediatrics, an Oishei Children’s Hospital facility, permanently closed its doors at 125 Hodge Avenue on Thursday, March 1 and reopened as Niagara Street Pediatrics on Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 a.m. The move marks the final relocation from the Bryant Street campus and will ensure greater access to high quality pediatric primary medical care for kids and families.

On Wednesday, December 13, Oishei Children’s Hospital hosted Fisher-Price/Mattel executives for their annual toy giveaway as they dressed as Santa Claus and his helpers to spread holiday cheer to pediatric patients and their families being cared for at the new hospital.

On Tuesday, November 28, patients, families and care providers celebrated the first tree lighting ceremony at the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. The event marked the beginning of the holiday season as many gathered to view the illumination of the towering evergreen trees outside Oishei Children’s Hospital.

We are excited to share with you the newest TV commercial for Oishei Children’s Hospital which debuted this past weekend during the Buffalo Bills game.

After years of construction, planning and practice, the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital officially opened on Friday, November 10 after 125 inpatient moms, kids and infants from Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo were safely transported to the new hospital located 1.2 miles away on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

MyKaleida offers users a wealth of information right at their fingertips. It provides an easy way to find information and contacts for patient and visitor amenities.

Allegra Jaros, President of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo was joined by WKBW-TV Anchor, Ashley Rowe, for the Children’s Lullaby Contest Live Finale event held at City Honors School on Thursday, November 2.

Updated Phone List for Oishei Children’s Outpatient Center

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo joined Jody Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health, along with board members, donors, physicians, elected officials, community members and patient families to celebrate the formal dedication of the new Oishei Children's Hospital.

Please show your support for all 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, September 26 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Alford Auditorium.

As of Monday, October 2, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) successfully completed phase three of outpatient specialty clinic moves from their existing location on Bryant Street to the Oishei Children’s Outpatient Center inside Conventus located at 1001 Main Street.

As the move to Oishei Children’s Hospital is fast-approaching, the Kaleida Health Federal Credit Unit (KHFCU) branch at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) will be closing permanently at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 19.

In preparation for the big move to Oishei Children’s Hospital on November 10, the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Gift Shop will permanently close on Saturday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Your favorite duo, Cassie Church and Jessica Mabie (a.k.a. Jassie), will be holding drop-in sessions at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo during the month of October to answer any questions you have about our upcoming move to Oishei Children’s Hospital on November 10!

Employee Health will be offering influenza vaccinations at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) during the month of October.

In order to accommodate all campus access submissions, see article for minor changes to parking deductions for Oishei Children’s Hospital employees as of November.

All Kaleida Health employees and physicians are encouraged to donate current and historic hospital items for inclusion in the Oishei Children’s Hospital Time Capsule and Memory Lane Exhibit from now through Tuesday, October 17

The Town Hall Meeting held this morning, September 29 at 7 a.m. in Alford Auditorium was a huge success! Speakers included Allegra Jaros, President, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo; Lisa Schmidt, Chief Operating Officer, Buffalo General Medical Center; Jessica Mabie, Director of Strategic Planning and Cassie Church, Move Clinical Project Manager. 

Oishei Children's Hospital has been selected as the recipient of this year's Project of the Year Award by the Project Management Institute (PMI) of Buffalo.

On Friday, September 22, staff and project team members of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) conducted a patient transport simulation from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to the new Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) in preparation for the impending hospital move in November.

Join KISS 98.5 radio personality Janet Snyder each Wednesday morning at 8:45 to hear the latest updates on the Oishei Children's Hospital from physicians, administrators, donors and families. Learn about the exciting differences it will make in the care and treatment of children throughout the region and how the hospital is raising the bar in maternal and pediatric care.