The Moore Regional stroke care program is one of only 18 primary stroke centers in North Carolina. The program earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval (a two-year recognition) in 2009 and again in 2011. The designation, which was developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association, recognizes programs that have made exceptional efforts to ensure better outcomes for stroke patients. The Moore Regional Stroke Center is full service, providing prevention, through acute stroke care, to stroke recovery and rehabilitation.
Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States and the third leading cause of death. About 700,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke each year. Moore Regional treats more than 450 stroke patients each year. The Emergency Department, the Medical/Neurology Intensive Care Unit, the Neurology Nursing unit and Inpatient Rehabilitation provide stroke care services with the support of almost every other department in the hospital. As first-responders, the paramedics and EMTs of Moore County EMS and FirstHealth Regional EMS are also active members of the stroke care team.
Important to Moore Regional’s achievement of Stroke Center designation is the Emergency Department process that quickly identifies and responds to patients with signs of recent ischemic or clot-induced stroke. Through early diagnosis confirmed with a CT scan, “clot-busting” tPA medication is given to a stroke patient to reduce the effects of stroke.
For more information on stroke care services at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, call 715-1478 or (800) 213-3284 toll-free.