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Hoke Hospital Earns Stroke-Ready Certification

RAEFORD – Cape Fear Valley Hoke Hospital has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.


The certification is for two years. It recognizes hospitals equipped to treat stroke patients with timely, evidence-based care prior to transferring them to a primary or comprehensive stroke center.


Hoke Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review to assess The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care certification requirements. They include a dedicated stroke-focused program, staffing by qualified medical professionals trained in stroke care, and the ability to rapidly diagnose, test and treat stroke patients.


The certification benefits patients because early medical interventions can help reduce brain damage caused by stroke. Faster treatment times also improves the recovery process.


Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death and leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. Someone dies every four minutes. And nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or another stroke every year.

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