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Kaleida Health Receives DNV GL Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

Updated: 3/19/2019

Kaleida Health announced that it has received certification from DNV GL as a Comprehensive Stroke Center for a sixth year in a row. The accreditation reflects the highest level of competence for the treatment of acute stroke events.

During DNV’s two day survey at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI) March 5-6, surveyors used words like “phenomenal,” and “cutting edge” when describing our research and their observations and rounds. They were impressed with the volume of stroke patients that we see.

“Receiving this accreditation for a sixth year in a row is truly incredible – it speaks volumes to our staff’s dedication, determination and teamwork,” said Chris Lane, president of BGMC/GVI. “Not only did we get reaccredited, but we also closed out all of the 2018 non-conformities. For this, I am so proud of our team.”

The DNV GL Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the Kaleida Health address the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.

BGMC/GVI treats more strokes than any other hospital in all of New York State and more than double of any hospital in Western New York. In fact, because of the stroke team’s outcomes, skill, and world-wide reputation, physicians from esteemed medical institutions such as Harvard, Duke, and Cleveland Clinic come to here to learn the latest surgical procedures and interventions for treatment of stroke.

Comprehensive stroke centers are the best-equipped medical centers in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. In a growing number of states, stroke center certification determines to which facility a patient should be taken for the highest level of life-saving stroke care and technology.