Posted: Saturday, January 11th 2014 at 8:34am
NGMC recognized for stroke care
By Ken Stanford Staff
GAINESVILLE. – Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been awarded the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Plus Quality Achievement Award for the third straight year.
The recognition comes form the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
The award recognizes stroke care programs that meet high benchmarks regarding quality of care, use of specific medications and the availability of smoking cessation resources. Gold Plus, the highest level of recognition possible, means NGMC excelled at these measures during two or more consecutive 12-month periods.
In addition to the Get With The Guidelines - Stroke award, NGMC has also been recognized as a recipient of the associations’ Target: Stroke Honor Roll for improving stroke care.
“We are honored to receive this recognition for the third consecutive year. It demonstrates the hard work and continuous dedication of our physicians and clinical staff to provide the highest level of care possible for our stroke patients,” says Brad Nurkin, President of NGMC.
NGMC is also certified by DNV Healthcare as a Primary Stroke Center. For more information about NGMC’s stroke program, visit www.nghs.com/stroke or call 770-219-3840.
Link: Northeast Georgia Health System
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