May 11, 2017 - Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett, Arkansas, has
been awarded the Site Excellence Award at the eighth annual AR SAVES Conference
in Hot Springs, Arkansas for being "above the rest" in the care
of stroke patients.
The medical center is one of four hospitals selected as winners of this
year's Site Excellence Award. Sites were chosen based on exceptional
performance as a stroke ready hospital. Considerations included staff
training, exceeding programmatic expectations, and community outreach.
AR SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support), is a telemedicine
program that links emergency room doctors from 51 sites across Arkansas
to stroke a neurologist via a live, two-way video, so that even patients
in rural areas, or hospitals with no stroke neurologist available, can
receive care for strokes 24-hours a day. Led by the University of Arkansas
of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the AR SAVES program works to
ensure that patients can receive the time-sensitive care required for
Statistics show that Arkansans are at a higher risk of death from stroke
than residents of most other states. Thanks to AR SAVES and excellent
sites like Ashley County Medical Center, Arkansans now are getting the
life-saving treatment they need when they need it.