UB Neurology and Kaleida Health receive Comprehensive Stroke Center CertificationPosted: April 10, 2014
UB Neurology and Kaleida Health have added another feather to their cap by being recognized with the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification through CMS/DNV. The certification, which is based on the latest guidelines set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, was awarded for a 3 year term. This recognition is awarded to the best equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication, and denotes a standard of excellence and compliance with best practices. This achievement was made possible by the efforts of Dr.Robert Sawyer Jr., MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Clinical Vice Chair for the department, who directs the stroke team. Neurology faculty who comprise the stroke team are Drs. Marilou Ching, Christopher Deline, Ashkan Mowla, and Peyman Shirani. Annemarie Crumlish serves as the stroke research coordinator. The team has plans for a public information campaign to highlight stroke, its complications, and available research studies.