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