The Complete Streets Summit provided an educational opportunity for people to learn how to create an environment that supports more than moving cars from one point to another. It established how designing our streets for people, rather then just cars; can have a larger benefit for the our community’s residents, businesses and municipalities. Whether its improved health, a cleaner environment or enhanced economic activity and competitiveness – cities and regions are creating Complete Streets to achieve multiple goals.
The Summit highlighted these benefits, provided exemplary national best practices for implementation and launched a campaign to bring people into the equation when designing our streets in the future. Visit our new website to learn more about Complete Streets, get your neighborhood involved and access national best practices to become part of the growing Complete Streets movement in our community.
The ultimate goal is to create all inclusive access passage ways that takes all travelers into consideration as active lifestyles and healthy communities are promoted. An implementation example of such streetscape adaptations is the Ellicott Park construction along the east side of the main spine of Medical Campus down Ellicott Street.
To listen to a recorded version of the discussion provided by WBFO, click here.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) unveiled its new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) that fuses state-of-the-art technology with patient-centered design to provide optimal care for patients with the most sensitive medical needs.
The ICU is 8,000 sq. ft. and is located on the eighth floor of RPCI’s main building. It is 40% larger than the already-existing ICU, created for the specific purpose of anticipating future growth. The design of the relocated unit was based on industry best practices and extensive input from RPCI’s clinical-operations team. Laura Shoemaker, a Senior Planner from RPCI’s Facilities and Planning Department, incorporated warm, soothing earth tones, with circle and arc themes in order to help convey connectedness and comfort to the patients and visitors. An included feature in the patient rooms is the large windows which help provide natural lighting in accordance with New York State Department of Health requirements in addition to breathtaking views of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and downtown Buffalo.
The floor plan allows staff to work more efficiently, promoting safety and adaptability as patient monitoring is enhanced through the multifunctional modular boom units, automated lifts and zoned lighting.
For more information, please visit the RPCI’s Web site.
President and CEO, Dr. Donald Trump, with three volunteers who were honored for longstanding service as RPCI volunteers.
For more than half a century, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has recognized its volunteers who have given numerous hours of service to the efforts toRPCI’s mission to understand, prevent and cure cancer. At the 56th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon volunteers were shown wp-contentreciation at the luncheon through an awards ceremony on April 24 at the Creekside Banquet Facility in Cheektowaga.
More than 100 volunteers were honored, including those who have reached milestones of giving 100 hours to 30 years of service. The loyal and dedicated volunteers make up a wide-range age demographic and offer their skills at various events throughout the year.
In 2011, 704 volunteers gave nearly 85,000 hours of service to RPCI. Many of the volunteers perform more than one act of service offering their time and talents. Some can be found greeting patients and visitors as they enter RPCI, while others can be found answering questions at the information desk. They provide comfort amenities to people sitting in the waiting room and provide “helping hands” wherever needed.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) was recognized for its efforts to fight cancer. As a LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project finalist and award recipient, RPCI will use the $10, 000 grant that comes with the award for the improvement of its Palliative Care services that the center provides.
RPCI and the University at Buffalo invited Lance Armstrong to be a speaker for the 25th Anniversary University at Buffalo Distinguished Speaker Series. For more information about the event, click here.
Read more about the LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project and RPCI.
TrainSMART, a leader in TRX Training in Buffalo and Western New York, will remain in the Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center in downtown Buffalo as a tenant for the next 10 years. The President, Joe Fox, has benefited greatly from having his office and training facility in the renovated building where there are various start-up life sciences, biotech, and health industry companies who work out of the furnished office and lab space provided.
Fox trains executives, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus employees, and community members who desire to have a personal fitness training program that can be maintained and tailored according to each person’s physical capabilities.
Read more about TrainSMART’s long-term commitment. To learn about detailed training services provided by Joe and his team, visit the TrainSMART Web site.
What Makes You Sweat? – Buffalo Business First
OncoMed Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company dedicated to improving cancer treatment by developing monoclonal antibodies and other agents that target the biologic pathways critical to tumor initiating cells, also known as “cancer stem cells”. OncoMed is leveraging our understanding of these tumor initiating cells to discover and develop novel therapeutics that could provide important alternatives for the treatment of cancer.
TrainSMART creates and coaches customized fitness programs that empower you to perform better in life and your career. One on one personal training and semi private group sessions are available.
TrainSMART was founded on the belief that training SMARTER produces greater results than training HARDER. You need to train the MIND before you can train the BODY. Initial gains in strength and performance come from the central nervous system and NOT the muscular system.
Clients seek the Buffalo Personal Trainer TRX Trainer for the following reasons:
- Lose Weight & Fat
- Low Back Pain
- Core Health
- Add Lean Mass (Muscle) & Increase Strength
- Improve Performance
Among other things, TrainSMART ultimatley helps clients to:
- Increase Confidence
- Feel Great
- Boost their Immune System
- Decrease & eliminate LOW BACK PAIN
- Have More Energy
- Get Stronger Physically & Mentally
- Perform Better in life, the office, & in the competitive playing they compete in every single day
The Lung Flute, a medical device by Medical Acoustics, is indicated for Positive Expiratory Pressure therapy, which is an important part of Bronchial Hygiene Therapy (BHT). BHT can be used for a variety for congestive conditions such as: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, emphysema or other chronic respiratory ailments.
Enduring lung congestion with thick, chronic mucus that is difficult to break up makes breathing can be a constant struggle. This may result in having to rely on medications, inhalers, oxygen therapy or even surgery to open up your airways. Everyday activities can become an effort.
The Lung Flute is a FDA-cleared Lung Flute is the only product that uses sound vibration to stimulate the body’s natural mucus-clearing system – effectively thinning and dislodging mucus deep in the lungs so that it’s easier to cough up. The small, reusable, plastic device is non-invasive, easy to use and drug-free – just blow into the mouthpiece and the device will do the rest.
Clinical tests have proven the Lung Flute’s ability to break up mucus in the lungs, making it equally effective for both therapeutic and diagnostic use. Unlike other devices, which rely on pressure and can’t reach deep lung mucus, the Lung Flute’s technology is based on low-frequency acoustic waves that are produced when you blow into the flute-shaped device.
BWI National Health Promotional Training Institute has been a national leader in providing comprehensive wellness management services, health education training programs, and wellness-team building events for corporations, schools and communities since 1994. With rising healthcare costs, now more than ever before, BWI recognizes the universal attention placed on a healthy workforce and personal health advocacy. BWI’s outcome-based health promotion services are aligned with national standards and performance metrics that are documented to create behavior change. BWI is committed to improving our nation’s health…one community at a time, one company at a time and one person at a time.
Wellness Institute initiatives include strategic planning services, as well as health promotion industry incubation and job creation activities.