Improving Access to Stroke Care in the Rural Setting: The Journey to Acute Stroke Ready Designation.

@article{Slivinski2017ImprovingAT,
  title={Improving Access to Stroke Care in the Rural Setting: The Journey to Acute Stroke Ready Designation.},
  author={Andrea K. Slivinski and Robin Ann Jones and Hollis Whitehead and Vallire D. Hooper},
  journal={Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association},
  year={2017},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={
          24-32
        }
}
Stroke is the fifth highest cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. North Carolina has one of the highest death rates from stroke in the nation. Access to acute stroke care in rural western North Carolina is limited, with only one primary stroke center within an 18-county region. Angel Medical Center, located in rural western North Carolina, sought to pursue The Joint Commission's disease-specific certification as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital in an… CONTINUE READING
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