NHRMC Recognized by Healthgrades for Stroke Care

December 04, 2018
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New Hanover Regional Medical Center has achieved five stars from Healthgrades in stroke care. Healthgrades is an online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

This achievement is part of new findings and data released by Healthgrades and featured in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death in our region. NHRMC admitted about 1,200 stroke patients last year.

“Our organization is committed to providing quality stroke care,” said James McKinney, MD, FAHA, NHRMC Stroke Program Medical Director. “We are proud of the cooperation between multiple disciplines at NHRMC that work together to offer timely treatment for stroke patients.”

Led by a vascular neurologist, NHRMC’s stroke team includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other healthcare professionals working together to provide comprehensive, coordinated care, including advanced procedures such as surgical thrombectomy. Their goal is to improve outcomes by providing treatments based on national standards of care. NHRMC offers 24/7 neuro-interventional coverage to treat patients suffering from stroke and other cerebrovascular emergencies.

For more information on the NHRMC Stroke Program visit www.nhrmc.org/stroke.