Stroke awareness, prevention, treatment and recovery is a primary emphasis at CVMC. While fewer than 20% of major US hospitals are stroke certified, CVMC has been designated a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. This designation recognizes exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes by reducing death and disability caused by strokes.
CVMC’s Primary Stroke Center offers an array of programs led by a group of medical professionals who specialize in stroke care who collaborate to diagnose, treat and provide early rehabilitation of stroke patients. Patients are cared for in designated stroke units equipped with the latest medical technology for stroke care.
With new diagnostic tools in emergency medicine, including a stroke robot in collaboration with the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Department of Neurology, CVMC’s Emergency Department has made advances to effectively take care of stroke patients in a timely manner 24 hours a day, seven days a week.