EMMC Stroke Care

Brain.jpgSeconds count when a person suffers a stroke. According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of disability.

Established in 2008, EMMC Stroke Care is an interdisciplinary stroke and cerebrovascular program that is made up of a caring team of EMMC Neurology Specialists, nurse stroke care coordinators, physicians, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists committed to delivering the highest quality of stroke care in Maine. The recent development of new interventions offers real hope to change a once bleak prognosis for acute stroke victims. These new therapies, while not widely available in rural settings, are helping patients recover from stroke at EMMC.

In 2018, for the seventh year in a row, EMMC Stroke Care earned the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award,  which includes an Honor Roll Elite Plus distinction from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. This award demonstrates Eastern Maine Medical Center's commitment to providing high quality healthcare, as well as an ability to work as a dedicated team to serve patients with care that is appropriate and adheres to evidence based clinical guidelines.

EMMC Stroke Care is also certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. These awards recognize EMMC's commitment to implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.