WakeMed Raleigh Campus and WakeMed Cary Hospital. the only Joint Commission certified Stroke Centers in Wake County, have received quality awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
WakeMed Raleigh Campus received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Performance Achievement and Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards for exceptional performance for 24 months. WakeMed Cary Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award for exceptional performance for 12 consecutive months.
Award quality measures include aggressive use of medications, such as t-PA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
The press release announcing this exciting news can be found here.