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Buffalo General Medical Center

Buffalo General Medical Center is a medical facility located in Buffalo, NY. This hospital has been recognized for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™.

61%

Patient Experience Rating

3% lower than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2024)

Superior clinical outcomes in prostate removal surgery and transurethral resection of the prostate

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2024)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were worse than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

3 ratings were better than expected

7 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Appendectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Bariatric Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Diabetic Emergencies

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gynecologic Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Hysterectomy

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

C-Section Delivery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Vaginal Delivery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Total Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Outpatient Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Prostate Removal Surgery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™

2024

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™

2024

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

As Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

In Hospital

As Expected

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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57%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

8% lower than the national average

61%

Would definitely recommend

3% lower than the national average

Buffalo General Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%71%75%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%70%74%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%51%57%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%55%56%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%85%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%43%47%

Buffalo General Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%40%55%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%53%66%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Efficient ! Addresses issues offers helpful guidelines and solutions.

Jul 18 2024

Review for Dr. Dormandy Jr

I've been a patient for many years. Dr Kuehnling listens very well. He is genuinely concerned about his patients. I really value that he doesn't over-prescribe medication. He knows I prefer more homeopathic solutions. I have every confidence in his care for me.

D Augspurger Jul 18 2024

Review for Dr. Kuehnling

Dr. Haddad is a caring, thorough, experienced doctor who is careful in his diagnoses, more likely to send a patient for blood tests or other diagnostics than guess.

Ruth Jul 18 2024

Review for Dr. Haddad

Doctor is very friendly and professional. He does not make you feel uncomfortable. Answers all your questions plus he makes a point of making sure you understand any treatments or procedures. Definitely would recommend

Patti Jul 17 2024

Review for Dr. Attuwaybi

Dr. Griswold is a terrific MD and he quickly put me at ease regarding my particular medical condition. He is very experienced, has a relaxed and reassuring manner. Been going to him for years and have a lot of faith in him and respect for his opinions.

Rolidnot Jul 17 2024

Review for Dr. Griswold

Location

Buffalo General Medical Center

100 High St, Buffalo NY 14203

CallDirections

(716) 859-5600

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Buffalo General Medical Center located?

Buffalo General Medical Center is located at 100 High St, Buffalo, NY 14203. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has Buffalo General Medical Center won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

Yes, Buffalo General Medical Center has been awarded with America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ in the past two years.

Is Buffalo General Medical Center highly rated with patients?

57% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does Buffalo General Medical Center score well in safety ratings?

Healthgrades tracks outcome ratings for 13 hospital services. View more details here.

How do I get in at Buffalo General Medical Center?

Phone number, appointment information, and directions can be found on Healthgrades Buffalo General Medical Center profile..

How does Buffalo General Medical Center rank in terms of safety and outcomes?

Healthgrades provides detailed information on hospital safety and outcomes for patients. Click here to learn more about hospital safety.

Contact Us

100 High St

Buffalo, NY 14203

Directions

(716) 859-5600