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Published on August 30, 2022

Wayne UNC Health Care is nationally recognized for its commitment to providing high-quality stroke care

UNC Health Wayne is honored to be ranked as high performing in four procedures/conditions- Heart Failure, Kidney Failure, Stroke, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)- in US News & World “American’s  Best Hospitals 2022-2023” Report. This ranking signifies Wayne UNC’s performance as being significantly better than the national average regarding patient outcomes.

“At UNC Health Wayne, the patient experience is at the center of all we do. It is an honor to have our efforts acknowledged by an organization dedicated to helping consumers and patients make important decisions regarding their health care”, says Jessie Tucker, President and CEO of UNC Health Wayne.

Alongside this acknowledgment, UNC Health Wayne has also been recognized for:

  • Demonstrating an elevated level of expertise in treating patients with chest pain by the American College of Cardiology.
  • Closely adhering to the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association Guidelines to ensure stroke patients receive treatment based on nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
  • Ensuring the safety of our patients across more than 30 national performance measures from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid that have earned us an A letter grade by the Leapfrog group.

UNC Health Wayne remains committed to healing our community and providing a high standard of care based on industry best practices. Patients can feel confident that the care they receive in these 4 adult procedures/conditions is provided by a comprehensive team that outperforms the national average and prioritizes their safety. 

For more information, please contact Kimberly Fazio at 919-587-4792 or

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