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Stroke care around the clock

March 10, 2020 posted by Vidant Health News

As the only Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in the region, Vidant Medical Center prides itself on the ability to provide rapid, high-quality, life-saving care at the right time.  

The specialty care neurology providers at Vidant Neurology at VMC are an important piece of Vidant’s robust regional system-of-care thanks to their 24/7 commitment to seeing a patient through the inpatient care continuum, from arrival to discharge. 

"More and more people are suffering from strokes and we’re even seeing it in a younger population,” said Dr. Shailesh Male, endovascular neurologist. “For central and eastern North Carolina, providing life-saving care means having access to a health system that utilizes evidence-based best practices and advanced technology to deliver complex stroke care.

Vidant Neurology at VMC is comprised of four physicians with stroke expertise, including performing interventional treatments such as mechanical thrombectomy, as well as four advanced practice providers. These team members are all dedicated to providing exceptional care and improved outcomes for patients in the region and are closely aligned with the neuro intensive care unit at VMC.

From the moment VMC becomes aware a stroke patient will be arriving, a Vidant Neurology team member is there, coordinating a care pathway that best serves the patient and keeps them close to home. By partnering with regional hospitals to manage patients utilizing best-practices, including keeping patients in their own community if possible, the collaborative model is designed to provide specialized care and navigate the nuances of treating stroke to ensure the best outcome possible. 

“When stroke patients come through our doors, they can have peace of mind that they are receiving the best care possible,” said Dr. Male. 

To contact the Vidant Neurology team at VMC, call 252-847-3389.

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