NC Stroke Association to Launch Acute Stroke Ready and Transition to Home Initiative

In mid-2016, the NC Stroke Association will launch a new initiative focused on supporting hospitals across North Carolina, especially those in rural areas, provide the best, most immediate care possible for stroke patients and their families. The initiative will have three prongs:

  1. Provide assessment tools and consultation to help hospitals become Acute Stroke Ready certified
  2. Connect hospitals to the Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network that ensures 24-hour access to acute stroke experts via live video/audio and image sharing technology
  3. Enhance our post-stroke care support through a new Transition to Home program that helps patients and their families navigate from hospital to home

We will have new information available for our 2016 Grant Funds later this fall. Please check back for details!

Questions? Please contact Beth Parks, executive director of the NC Stroke Association at beparks@wakehealth.edu or (336) 713-5052.

 
 

If you or a loved one are experiencing Stroke symptoms, call 911 and get to the hospital IMMEDIATELY! Treatments are available that may dramatically reduce a Stroke’s devastating effects—but they must be provided within a few hours of the onset of a Stroke.