Atrium Health has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award at 12 facilities across North Carolina and Georgia, including Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke Center in Winston-Salem. The designation honors Atrium Health for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times.
Get With The Guidelines-Stroke provides health care professionals with the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines for treating stroke patients.