New Hanover Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for stroke treatment outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, an online resource that provides consumers with information about physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data.
Patients treated for stroke in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average, a 53.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star, according to the Healthgrades analysis that examined data from 2017-2019.
Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death in our region. NHRMC admitted about 1,200 stroke patients last year.
“Our organization is committed to providing quality stroke care for Southeastern North Carolina -- eight consecutive years of this recognition is a testament to that," said Vinodh T. Doss, DO, Medical Director, Stroke and Neurointerventional Surgery at the NHRMC Comprehensive Stroke Center.
NHRMC is certified by DNV GL - Healthcare as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events.
Led by a vascular neurologist, NHRMC’s stroke team includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other healthcare professionals working together to provide comprehensive, coordinated care, including advanced procedures such as surgical thrombectomy. Their goal is to improve outcomes by providing treatments based on national standards of care. NHRMC offers 24/7 neuro-interventional coverage to treat patients suffering from stroke and other cerebrovascular emergencies.