Memorial Stroke Services Included on Honor Roll

(November 11, 2010) - Memorial Stroke, the stroke treatment and recovery program at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) received the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Award.

Memorial is the first hospital in the state of Georgia to receive this award and one of the first five facilities in the nation to be placed on the honor roll roster. Target: Stroke is a national quality initiative of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with the goal of improving stroke care. Honor roll recipients must meet proven standards of care and administer stroke treatment within a rapid timeframe.

Memorial Stroke includes a rapid response team that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; state-of-the-art imaging technology; a designated endovascular surgical suite; accredited rehabilitation services; and educational programs for healthcare providers, stroke survivors, and the community.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.