Outer Banks Health has earned Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital from the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This designation for excellence in the care of stroke patients recognizes Outer Banks Health as equipped to treat stroke patients with timely, evidence-based care prior to transferring them to a primary or comprehensive stroke center.

As the first hospital in this region to incorporate 24/7 teleneurology program back in 2014 to assist with stroke treatment, Outer Banks Health has taken diagnosis and treatment of stroke to the next level with this certification.

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Stroke Support Network

A stroke can be an overwhelming diagnosis. Outer Banks Health offers a free virtual Stroke Support for those affected by stroke. It will be held the first Tuesday of every month from 11:00am – Noon. For more details and information on registration contact Robin South, RN at 449-4554 or [email protected].

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