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ARRMC among the best hospitals for stroke care

Asante earns national designation as a Primary Plus Stroke Center.

Asante Rogue Regional has earned certification as a Primary Plus Stroke Center from DNV-GL Healthcare, which means it abides by the highest standards in stroke care.

ARRMC has been a Primary Stroke Center since 2003. The addition of thrombectomy treatment and other metrics lifted the hospital into DNV’s new “plus” category.

The DNV Primary Plus Stroke Center certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that Asante addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – from diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.

“This certification let’s our community know we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible stroke care,” says Holly Nickerson, vice president of Quality and Patient Safety. “It’s a combination of the right equipment, personnel and training to quickly assess and treat strokes. Equally important, it allows our patients to receive lifesaving stroke care in their own community.”

To qualify for the designation, ARRMC was audited by DNV surveyors, who reviewed clinical and staff records of patients who were treated for stroke. The audit followed the patients’ path through care — from arriving at the Emergency Department to CT scan; lab work; pharmacy; stays in the ICU, IMCU and Neuro/Ortho units; and rehabilitation.

Asante Rogue Regional has been a certified Primary Stroke Center since 2003. The certification means that ARRMC’s stroke response team follows the best evidence-based practices to ensure that patients who present with stroke symptoms receive immediate “brain-saving” treatment. Research has shown that patients treated at certified Primary Stroke Centers have better outcomes than those treated at other hospitals.

Stroke is a leading cause of death, killing nearly 130,000 people each year, and is a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. Because stroke or “brain attack” effects blood flow to the brain, rapid and effective treatment can save lives and provide the best chance of limiting the extent of long-term damage.

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  • Finally a robust stroke program with qualified neuro-interventionalists! Much needed in the valley for a loooong time.
    Following the footsteps of the STEMI program – Congratulations Asante for making the valley even safer.


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