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Published on July 06, 2022

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

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Wayne UNC Health Care has received the following awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus achievement award, Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll, and Target: Type 2 DiabetesSM Honor Roll. These awards demonstrate the hospital’s commitment to following up-to-date research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack, and heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.

Get With The Guidelines put the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines. As a participant in Get With The Guidelines program, Wayne UNC Health Care qualified for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.

“Wayne UNC Health Care is committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for strokes,” said Jessie Tucker, President and CEO. “The Get With The Guidelines programs make it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which helps more people in Goldsboro experience longer, healthier lives.”

“We are pleased to recognize Wayne UNC Health Care for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said John Warner, M.D., FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association and executive vice president for health system affairs at UT Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas. “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”

For more information, please contact Kimberly Fazio at 919-587-4792 or cKimberly.fazio@unchealth.unc.edu.

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Kimberly Fazio
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Kimberly.fazio@unchealth.unc.edu

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