UNC Hospitals Receives Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission and AHA/ASA
UNC First Hospital in North Carolina and Southeast to Earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Status UNC Hospitals has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) as meeting The Joint Commission’s standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification.
The Best Doctors in America list includes the nation’s most respected specialists and primary-care physicians and is the result of more than two decades of work conducting the largest continuous and independent survey of the medical profession. Best Doctors' team of researchers conduct an annual poll using the methodology that mimics the informal peer-to-peer process doctors themselves use to identify the right specialists for their patients. Using an accredited polling method and balloting software, they gather the insight and experience of tens of thousands of leading specialists all over the country, while confirming their credentials and specific areas of expertise. The result is the Best Doctors in America list, which represents the top 5% of doctors in the country; a list with more than 45,000 doctors in over 400 specialties and subspecialties. These are the doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their fields. They cannot pay a fee and are not paid to be listed and cannot nominate or vote for themselves.
The UNC Health Care Stroke Center is committed to giving patient-centered care to the people of North Carolina. Our goal is to promote health in the community through stroke teaching and tips for prevention.
The effects on the brain’s reward circuits of the drug mephedrone are comparable to those of cocaine, which supports the argument that the synthetic drugs be made illegal permanently.
This award, given by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recognizes UNC Hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology, has received a four-year National Institutes of Health Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award grant from the National Institute of Neurologic Disease and Stroke.