Ashley County Medical Center has been awarded the Honorable Mention Award
at the tenth anniversary AR SAVES Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas
for being "most improved" in the care of stroke patients.
The medical center is one of six hospitals selected as winners of this
year's Honorable Mention Award. Sites were chosen based on meeting
basic requirements of an AR SAVES site and by making improvements with
many of their internal processes, training and community outreach during
the past year.
AR SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support), is a telemedicine
program that links emergency room doctors from 54 sites across Arkansas
to a stroke 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 are now getting the
life-saving treatment they need when they need it in their hometown.