NHRMC Receives Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

July 10, 2019
Stroke Certified DNV 350p

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has received certification from DNV GL - Healthcare as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events.

“Comprehensive stroke center designation represents a milestone in NHRMC’s commitment to providing the best care for our community,” said James S. McKinney, MD, Medical Director, NHRMC Stroke Center. “The NHRMC Stroke Center has become a referral destination for patients across southeastern North Carolina needing the most advanced care for strokes and aneurysms.” 

The DNV GL - Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. NHRMC is the only DNV-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in North Carolina

“Stroke care has evolved rapidly over the last few years and developing stroke networks is imperative to improve outcomes,” said Vinodh Doss, DO, Director of Neurointerventional Surgery. “Having this designation solidifies NHRMC’s place as a neurovascular destination and to serve as a resource for our partners in the region.”

NHRMC is the only hospital in southeastern North Carolina to offer 24/7 neuro-interventional coverage to treat patients suffering cerebrovascular emergencies, including stroke and aneurysms.

“Comprehensive stroke certification at NHRMC demonstrates our commitment to our community to provide the absolute highest level of care,” said Jeffrey Beecher, DO, Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery. “There was a time when stroke patients in the southeastern region of North Carolina had to seek care elsewhere. That time has come and gone.”
 
For more information on NHRMC Neuroscience, visit: www.nhrmc.org/neuroscience