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Top 10% for Stroke Care

Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health Pineville, Atrium Health Cabarrus, and Atrium Health Union have been recognized as the top 10% in the country for Stroke care by U.S News & World Report.

American Heart Association 2022 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Stroke Badge
Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center has earned the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines (GWTG) Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, which recognize the consistent quality of patient care and outcomes.

When it comes to treating stroke, we know time is of the essence to preserve your patient’s brain function and quality of life. We developed Carolinas Stroke Network to coordinate and enhance the delivery of rapid, industry-leading stroke diagnosis and treatment across Atrium Health’s network of hospitals. The result: standardized, life-saving stroke treatment for your patients.

Participating hospitals have 24/7 access to stroke experts who help determine the most appropriate treatment and coordinate rapid transfer if more advanced stroke care is needed.

Carolinas Stroke Network Protocols and Features

  • Collaboration with a regional referral neurologist for patient assessment, including instant sharing of brain-scanning results through the patient’s electronic medical record
  • Treatment delivery, including possible tPA delivery, based on test results and observation
  • Access to emergency neuro-interventional care, including advanced catheter-based treatment
  • Rapid transport to comprehensive stroke centers Carolinas Medical Center or Atrium Health Cabarrus. Our comprehensive stroke centers hold Primary Stroke Center designations from The Joint Commission and have received national awards for exemplary performance from the American Stroke Association.
  • Seamless connection to expert stroke rehabilitation care