Program Benefits

The Stroke Risk Identification Program and Beyond the Hospital are unique for North Carolina’s hospitals because they are:

  • Measurable
  • Standardized
  • Evidence-based
  • Community focused

NCSA’s programs provide measurable benefits for North Carolina’s hospitals and medical researchers. Data from both programs are provided to hospitals and include high-risk participant screening results and contact information for the hospitals to use for follow-up. Hospitals use this data to improve the quality of care, measure performance and support ongoing research into Stroke prevention.

"Beyond the Hospital includes follow-up to measure how effective the education was, allowing an opportunity for real quality improvement to better educate patients and families about Stroke and how to avoid another one. Through this program, any hospital, whatever size, can now carry out true quality improvement based on objective outcomes, with the potential to significantly improve Stroke care in North Carolina."

Dr. Charles Tegeler, Neurologist Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.

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.