Gates Vascular Institute/Buffalo General Medical Center Receive Get With The Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Released: 5/15/2013

The Gates Vascular Institute/Buffalo General Medical Center (GVI/BGMC) received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes their commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. 

In addition to the Get With The Guideline-Stroke Award, the Gates Vascular Institute/Buffalo General Medical Center received the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll for improving stroke care. 

“This recognition is a source of great pride to the stroke team and is one of many reasons the Gates Vascular Institute is the best place-the only place-to go for stroke treatment,” said L. Nelson Hopkins, III, MD, president, Gates Vascular Institute. “At the Gates Vascular Institute, we offer the most advanced stroke treatments-not just in Western New York, but in the world. No one in Western New York can do what we can do. No one.” 

The Gates Vascular Institute has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Physicians from esteemed institutions such as Harvard, Duke, Cleveland Clinic, and medical centers around the globe, come to the Gates Vascular Institute to learn the latest surgical procedures and interventions from neurosurgeons renowned for their skill, innovation, and patient outcomes.  

“The Gates Vascular Institute is one of the premier stroke facilities in the world. There’s no other institution like it,” continued Hopkins. “We have amassed the most talented surgeons, the best technology, and ground-breaking treatment options and building design to enhance patient care through collaboration and optimal patient flow. The team at the Gates Vascular Institute gives stroke patients their best chance at survival.”