Epilepsy Center Recognized as Level 4 Center by NAEC

Released: 4/8/2014
The Epilepsy Center at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo has been recognized in 2014 as a Level 4 Center based on the data submitted to the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).
 
The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) is a non-profit 501c6 trade association with a membership of more than 170 specialized epilepsy centers in the United States. The primary objectives of NAEC are to connect people with epilepsy to specialized epilepsy care, and to support epileptologists and administrators in the operation of their epilepsy centers.
 
In order for a facility to qualify as a Level 4 Center, the center must provide the more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostics monitoring, as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial treatment. Fourth-level centers also offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy, surgery, including intracranial electrodes, and provide a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy.
 
The mission of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy through compassionate care and sophisticated medical treatment. The program provides advanced evaluation and care for infants, children and adults with epilepsy. From initial evaluation to follow-up care, the Epilepsy Program promotes the overall well-being of our patients and helps them understand and live well with their condition.
 
The center’s information and 2014 designation will be posted on the NAEC website at www.naec-epilepsy.org, and the names of all Level 4 Centers will be sent to US News and World Report for use in its “Best Hospitals” analysis.
 
Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo is ranked by US News & World Report in its special edition of "Best Children's Hospitals." Among the specialty areas within children's hospitals ranked nationally in this publication, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is included for Neurology/Neurosurgery and Cancer Care in 2011–2012, Gastroenterology in 2012–2013 and Neurology/Neurosurgery again in 2013-2014.
 
Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.  For more information, please go online at www.wchob.org.