ACMC Receives Site Excellence Award at 2019 Stroke Program Conference

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.