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Stroke Gold Quality

Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Achievement, Honor Roll Awards

Home to two Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Centers, WakeMed received the highest honors for the quality care we provide to stroke patients. WakeMed Cary Hospital and WakeMed Raleigh Campus received 2014 Gold Plus and Honor Roll awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. Just in North Carolina – part of the nation’s “Stroke Belt” – someone is hospitalized every 20 minutes with a stroke.

These awards mean that WakeMed’s 24/7 stroke care team is committed to treating stroke patients as quickly as possible, providing a full continuum of care and improving outcomes after stroke. In fact, at least half of our eligible stroke patients receive t-PA treatment within 60 minutes of arriving at a WakeMed Emergency Department.









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