UB Stroke Neurologists Secure AHA Gold Plus RecognitionPosted: April 29, 2015
Univ. at Buffalo Department of Neurology faculty have contributed to the recognition of Buffalo General Medical Center and Gates Vascular Institute as a Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award Hospital. The award comes from the American Heart Association (AHA) which includes the American Stroke Association as a component body. Department of Neurology stroke faculty include Dr. Robert Sawyer, Stroke Center Director and department Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, as well as Drs. Marilou Ching, Christopher Deline, Ashkan Mowla, and Peyman Shirani. Greater than 75% compliance is required on at least six stroke quality care measures to receive Gold Plus Achievement Award recognition. In addition, time to intravenous tPA therapy must be less than 60 minutes in 75% or more of treated cases. The stroke program has been recognized in the past by the AHA and has also achieved Comprehensive Stroke Center designation by DNV Healthcare, Inc.