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UAMS Recognized for Stroke Care Excellence


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences was recently recognized for excellence in stroke care.

The American Heart Association honored the UAMS Stroke Program with the Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll and the Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus award. In addition, the Arkansas Department of Health presented the program with the Defect Free Stroke Patient Care award. The award ceremony was held Friday, June 7, at the Clinton Presidential Center.

“This year’s honors from the American Heart Association and Health Department show that not only has the stroke care team at UAMS worked hard to achieve these high standards of care for our patients, but we have continued to maintain those standards over several years,” said Matthew Mitchell, M.N.Sc., R.N., director of the Stroke Program. “We’re grateful for these awards. They motivate us to maintain our achievements and even work to surpass them.”

The Target: Stroke Honor Roll Eliteaward recognizes programs that provide quick and effective treatment for stroke patients. The Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plushonor recognizes programs for maintaining high performance for two or more consecutive years after receiving a gold or silver award.

In the past year, UAMS’ Stroke Center has been nationally recognized for its excellence. UAMS Medical Center became the only Arkansas health care provider to be named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission

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