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WCHOB is Leading Practice for Medication Safety Among Pediatric Facilities in NYS

BUFFALO, NY -Women & Children’s Hospital was named the only leading practice for medication safety among pediatric facilities in results gathered from a survey of hospital pharmacy systems directed by the New York State Patient Safety Center. 

The Patient Safety Center working with the Health Research, Inc. awarded a grant to Deloitte Consulting to survey 149 pharmacy directors representing 218 hospitals throughout New York State to identify the statewide best practices in specific areas that can be replicated by a variety of hospital types in diverse locations. This first-time survey was administered to develop evidence-based hospital specific recommendations to assist hospitals in developing strategies to reduce medication errors and improve patient safety. All together, the survey consisted of 15 categories of leading practices.

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Holy Angels to Host 5k Run for 150th Celebration and Hall Inductees

NORTH BUFFALO-- Holy Angels Academy is kicking off its 150th anniversary celebration by hosting a 5k Run With the Angels event Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m. The walk is to benefit the Academy's athletic and academic programs.

Holy Angels families, students, alumnae, neighbors, and friends are encouraged to participate, and runners, walkers and strollers are invited to move through the streets of North Buffalo Central Park neighborhood. A Children's Fun Run, 100m dash, is planned for 9:15 a.m.

After the run, everyone is invited back to the Academy for a family-filled day with rides, music, food and drinks.

Later at 12 p.m. Holy Angels will induct the following athletes into the Hall of Fame:

Transplant Miracles Foundation's Treasure Island Picnic to Support Organ Transplant & Research

The Transplant Miracles Foundation is asking the community to come out in support of organ transplant and research at the 3rd annual Treasure Island Family Picnic – or else have to walk the plank! The yearly fundraising event is Saturday, September 18 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the West Side Rowing Club and Frank Lloyd Wright Rowing Boathouse.

Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per family and include food, drinks, raffles, games, music and fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the event support organ transplant and surgical research, the treatment and care of transplant recipients and to promote organ donation.

Erie County Executive, Chris Collins, Supports the Buffalo Zoo's Launch of a Cell Phone App

Erie County Executive, Chris Collins, and Buffalo Zoo President and CEO, Donna M. Fernandes, Ph.D., have officially launched the Buffalo Zoo’s cell phone app to support cultural tourism in Buffalo!

As part of County Executive Chris Collins’ tourism initiative, the Buffalo Zoo and Odysseus Mobile Computing have collaborated to create a cell phone tour of the Buffalo Zoo.

Visitors with Iphones and Droid model cell phones can now download a Buffalo Zoo app, which enables users to easily access multimedia information about animal exhibits, event schedules, the history of the Buffalo Zoo, conservation tips and details about Zoo memberships and other visitor amenities. Using the built-in GPS technology, the app also guides visitors around the Zoo.

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Sacred Heart Academy announces Open House

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart will hold Open Houses on Thursday, September 30 from 5-7 pm and Sunday, October 3 from 11 am- 2 pm.  All prospective families are invited to attend, tour the School, and find out about the opportunities for girls in grades 9-12.  Sacred Heart is an all-girls, college preparatory school in the Franciscan tradition. Sacred Heart was recently ranked the #3 overall high school in Western New York by Business First as well as #1 in math and #2 in English.  To learn more, visit our website at www.sacredheartacademy.org or call the Admissions Office at 834-2101 ext. 311.

Our Lady of Black Rock School Begins Year with Parade

Instead of hitting the books, students at Our Lady of Black Rock School in Buffalo hit the streets. The students kicked off the first day of class today with a parade around the neighborhood. New principal Martha Eadie wanted the first day of school to be full of fun festivities to introduce over 20 new students and their families to current students and staff, commencing the school year with a positive and unified spirit.

“We have such a big influx of new students, we have multicultural students, students with English as a second language. I thought it would be a good way to invite the families in on the first day, have that atmosphere of a community, and in a very unconventional way, welcome in the new year,” Mrs. Eadie said.

Picture Perfect Start to School Year

With cameras in hand, parents came to St. Andrew’s Country Day School today (Sept. 7) as the Kenmore elementary school opened its doors for another year of reading, ’riting and ’rithmatic. While the poparazzi and mamarazzi snapped photos, Principal Dennis Welka and St. Andrew’s pastor, Msgr. Richard Siepka, welcomed the new and returning students.

Parents admitted to be nervous and anxious for their kids, especially those starting kindergarten. Many are already familiar with the school from having attended pre-K there, so aside from attending a full five days a week, it’s not too big a change for the wee ones.  “I like the small atmosphere. I like the Catholic education. And he just enjoys being here. That helps it,” said Lucia Gullo, mother of 5-year-old Antonio.