North Alabama Medical Center receives national award

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – North Alabama Medical Center (NAMC) is nationally recognized by the American Heart Association for quality stroke care and care.

The hospital received the “GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Quality Achievement Award”, which celebrates its commitment to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to research-based guidelines and nationally recognized.

“We are the only hospital that serves patients who need this high level of stroke care, so that means when you come here you can be cared for in your local community by people who live in our community. “said NAMC CEO Russell. Pig. “You don’t need to be transferred out of our community to get good care.”

Pigg told News 19 they have everything they need to provide top-notch care for stroke patients.

“We have the infrastructure built here,” Pigg said. “We have intensive care units for stroke care, we have neurologists and neurosurgeons on call…we are well organized to service the area for anything related to the world of stroke care.

Officials say that in the United States, a person suffers a stroke every 40 seconds on average. It is the fifth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability among adults in the country.