Released: 8/4/2020 2:24:22 PM
Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI) has once again been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report. The Kaleida Health facility ranks 1st in the Buffalo Metro Area and 16th in New York State. Of the nearly 250 hospitals in New York State, BGMC/GVI is one of only 30 hospitals that meets the U.S. News standards to be included in the Best Regional Hospitals ranking.
“We are extremely proud of the entire Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute family,” said Chris Lane, president of Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute. "From our talented surgeons and their dedicated operating room teams to the specialized, compassionate nurses at the bedside, everyone here at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute is committed to providing the highest quality care for our patients and their families, many of whom come to us needing very complex care. This tremendous recognition is proof that their commitment is recognized, and deservedly so.”
BGMC/GVI also earned “High Performing” ratings for the following nine procedures and conditions, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.
The ratings, now in their 6th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.
· Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
· Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
· Aortic valve surgery
· Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
· Colon cancer surgery
· Heart bypass surgery
· Heart failure
· Hip replacement
· Knee replacement
For the 2020-21 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties and 10 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 37 earned this rating in all 10 Procedures & Conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.
“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”
For more information, visit the U.S. News & World Report website here.