Ashley County Medical Center has been awarded the Site Excellence Award
at the tenth anniversary AR SAVES Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas
for being "above the rest" in the care of stroke patients.
This medical center is one of three 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.
The Stroke Program for the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation
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 for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health &
Innovation, the Stroke Program works to ensure that patients can receive
the time-sensitive care required for good outcomes.
Statistics show that Arkansans are at a higher risk of death from stroke
than residents of most other states. Thanks to the Stroke Program 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.