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Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute Receives DNV GL Comprehensive Stroke Center Re-Certification

Updated: 8/23/2020

Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute has been re-certified by DNV GL as a Comprehensive Stroke Center for the seventh consecutive year. The accreditation reflects the highest level of competence for the treatment of acute stroke events.

DNV Surveyors complemented the Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI) stroke team for what they referred to as a “stellar” program.

“This reaccreditation once again signifies the extraordinary care being delivered at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute” said Chris Lane, President of BGMC/GVI. “We are extremely proud of our team and program for they are truly the reason to “Get to Gates” if you or your loved one is having a stroke.” 

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.