As a certified stroke center, WakeMed has proven that it provides quality care to stroke patients and follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. The WakeMed stroke team is made up of specially trained physicians, nurses and therapists who are dedicated to the care of stroke patients.
As a testament to the quality care WakeMed Cary Hospital provides to stroke patients, the hospital has also received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award recognizes WakeMed Cary Hospital’s commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.
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Following Get With The Guidelines-Stroke treatment guidelines, patients are started on aggressive risk-reduction therapies including the use of medications such as tPA, antithrombotics and anticoagulation therapy, along with cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation counseling. These are all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. Hospitals must adhere to these measures at a set level for a designated period of time to be eligible for the achievement awards.
WakeMed Raleigh Campus is also certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.
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