Emory University Hospital Midtown named a Coverdell Champion Hospital for stroke care

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | March 13, 2017

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Emory University Hospital Midtown's stroke prgram was established in 2011.

The Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry and the Georgia Department of Public Health have named Emory University Hospital Midtown a Coverdell Champion Hospital of the Year for stroke care performance. Emory University Hospital Midtown was awarded in the category of hospitals with more than 350 beds. The award will be presented at the Georgia Stroke Professional Alliance meeting in Atlanta on March 14.

The Coverdell Champion Hospital awards are based on scores for quality improvement achievements in stroke outcomes and for participation in Coverdell activities during calendar year 2016. Four other Georgia hospitals, three smaller in size, were also awarded.

The primary goal of the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry Program is to improve the care of acute stroke patients in the hospital and pre-hospital settings. The program was named in honor of the late Senator Paul Coverdell of Georgia, who died of a stroke in 2000.

"This award highlights our continued commitment to the highest quality of stroke care for patients at Emory University Hospital Midtown," says Fadi Nahab, MD, medical director of the stroke program at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown, and associate professor in the departments of neurology and pediatrics at Emory. "We are proud of this accomplishment, as we are dedicated to improving stroke care throughout the state of Georgia."

"Our success is attributed to the dedicated, compassionate and passionate team members who ensure quality care is administered to every stroke patient we touch," says Jemma Brown, RN, stroke program coordinator at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Brown was instrumental in developing and implementing the hospital’s stroke program in 2011.

The Emory Stroke Center is dedicated to fostering better outcomes for stroke care. As a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, Emory provides rapid response in diagnosing and treating stroke patients. With a highly-specialized team of stroke experts, the team collaborates at all stages of treatment using the most advanced research and technology available.