Better health takes a team.
Whether it's a checkup or a major surgery, you don't just see a doctor when you need medical attention-you see a team. From aides to nurses to specialists to support staff, collaboration is what makes health care great. It's just one reason Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center are proud to be Kaleida Health facilities.
Working as a team means we'll be able to connect patients to a network of local specialists-and to world-class care at Buffalo General Medical Center, Gates Vascular Institute and the new Oishei Children's Hospital.
Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute
Gates Vascular Institute, part of Buffalo General Medical Center, is known for providing some of the most innovative and comprehensive vascular care in the country and the world, treating patients in need of critical cardiac, stroke and neurological care.
Gates Vascular Institute's multidisciplinary cardiac teams use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat even the most complicated conditions. Expertise and available services include:
Cardiac Surgery Services
- Minimally-invasive cardiac surgery
- Heart valve repair and replacement
- Internal cardioverter defibrillator placement
- Pacemaker and defibrillator implants
- Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) (on and off pump) with endoscopic vein harvesting
- Transmyocardial laser revascularization
- Repair of adult congenital heart disease
Complex Cardiac Surgery
- Aortic dissection
- Excision of cardiac tumors
- Maze procedure and pulmonary vein isolation – for atrial fibrillation
- Multiple valves
- Septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysm stents and repairs
Hybrid/Combined Cardiac Procedures
- Carotid stent and heart valve/CABG surgery
- Coronary stent and heart valve surgery
- Epicardial ablation
- Left atrial appendage ligation
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
Stroke and Neurosurgical Care
The multidisciplinary team of neurologists, endovascular neurosurgeons and dedicated, specialized staff at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute diagnose, treat and manage patients with neurological, endovascular and cerebrovascular conditions. Through their affiliation with University at Buffalo Neurosurgery (UBNS) and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, they are selected to be part of national clinical trials–often as the principal investigator–to develop new methods for treating and preventing strokes. In fact, BGMC/GVI treats more strokes than any other hospital in New York State, more than double that of any hospital in Western New York. From their dedicated team of neurologists and neuroendovascular surgeons to the state-of-the-art technology they use, patients who visit BGMC/GVI can be certain they're receiving stroke care that gives them the best chance of recovery.
The highly-skilled vascular team at BGMC/GVI diagnoses and treats a wide range of vascular conditions. Treatment can include anything from medication and minimally-invasive procedures to traditional open repair and hybrid procedures (a combination of minimally-invasive techniques and standard surgery). Expertise and available services include, but are not limited to:
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Limb salvage
- Bypass and minimally invasive repair with angioplasty, stent and silver hawk atherectomy
- Aortic occlusive diseases
- Comprehensive vascular wound care
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
- Endovascular repair
- Open repair
Oishei Children's Hospital
Oishei Children's Hospital is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art care for babies, children and new and expecting mothers from Western New York and beyond. In addition to our area's largest neonatal ICU, a Level 1 NICU and physical connection to Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute for moms in need of specialized care, Oishei Children's Hospital is also a teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, making it a destination for medical advances for the littlest patients.
Olean General Hospital
Olean General Hospital, member of Upper Allegheny Health System, provides comprehensive care to the communities of southwestern New York State and northwestern Pennsylvania. As a Kaleida Health facility, the communities they serve will now be connected to world-class specialists and hospitals in Kaleida's network of care.
Bradford Regional Medical Center
For over 128 years, Bradford Regional Medical Center has provided excellent care to the residents of north central Pennsylvania as a member of Upper Allegheny Health System. Thanks to BRMC's new partnership with Kaleida Health, patients will have access to exceptional care locally, as well as at any Kaleida hospital.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital affiliate with Kaleida Health?
To ensure the highest quality health care for patients in the Twin Tiers. Upper Allegheny Health System decided that in order to do this, it would need to affiliate with a large health system. Kaleida Health's commitment to quality care and its reputation as one of the finest health systems in the nation made it a clear choice, offering highly specialized services and world-renowned specialists in stroke, cardiac, vascular, and women and children's services.
Who is this partnership helping?
Everyone in the Twin Tiers area. The affiliation will enhance care here at home, while improving access to Kaleida Health's award-winning programs and services. Together, Kaleida Health, Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital will continue to improve the health and wellness of the rural communities across southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.
Will I be going to Buffalo for care?
Where you decide to go for care is between you and your doctor. Our goal is to make services from Kaleida Health more accessible. By bringing specialists and state-of-the-art technology to Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital, the need to travel for care will be greatly reduced. If the time comes when you need the highest quality care at a world-class hospital, Kaleida Health's vast array of services will be waiting for you at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute and the new John. R. Oishei Children's Hospital.
How will this new partnership affect my insurance?
As with all medical facilities and physician practices, your health insurance coverage depends on who your insurance carrier is and what plan you have. Different plans offer different coverage. If you have questions about your health insurance coverage, call 716-375-7512, or email us at email@example.com.
What new or expanded services are available to me?
Kaleida Health, Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital affiliated for one reason–to improve care in the Twin Tiers by providing access to the finest physicians and medical services both in Buffalo and here at home.
To patients served by Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital, teaming up with Kaleida Health means being connected to some of the best specialists and medical facilities in the nation. Whether it's advanced cardiac, stroke or vascular care at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, or the best care for babies, kids and moms at the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital, patients in the Twin Tiers now have a direct connection to Kaleida Health's world-class services.
Kaleida Health specialists in cardiac, stroke and vascular care now have offices in Olean and Bradford. Cardiology services in Bradford are now provided at Bradford Regional Medical Center by Dr. Steven Herrmann under General Physician, PC, a division of Kaleida Health. At Olean General Hospital, our area physicians will now be supported by Kaleida Health vascular specialists from Buffalo Endovascular and Vascular Surgical Associates. Additionally, patients will have access to the interventional cardiac catheterization laboratory at Olean General Hospital. Jointly operated with Kaleida Health, OGH's laboratory has offered patients advanced heart care since 2013.