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SB 456: Designate Primary Stroke Centers Signed By Governor!

by Kacie K. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

You're the Cure advocates spoke, and NC legislators listened! They passed SB 456 unanimously, and it's been signed into law by the Governor. SB 456 will help make fast, quality treatment available to those in our state who suffer a stroke. by designating qualified facilities as Primary Stroke Centers.

Send a big thank you for this significant advancement!

The rapid identification, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke can save the life of a stroke patient. In some cases reverse neurological damage such as speech and language impairment and paralysis, leaving stroke patients with few or minimal neurological deficits. The AHA considers primary stroke centers as the cornerstone of the state's stroke systems of care. This legislation ensures that primary stroke centers in NC are those facilities that have national primary stroke center accreditation (Joint Commission or equivalent) and that this information will be made known to the public and EMS statewide.

All North Carolinians should be able to access the high quality stroke care offered by Primary Stroke Centers, and should know which hospitals have been certified. Passage of this bill will change the outcome of stroke for many of our citizens.

Click here to send your customizable thank you letter now.

Many thanks to all of our advocates who worked tirelessly to help get this passed—we couldn’t have done the work without you!

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Comments (3)

  • Thank you all so much for your help advocating for this bill!

    — Elizabeth V.

  • Good job NC advocates!

    — Lee S.

  • This is BIG!  Most people don''t even think about stroke, but this legislation could mean the world to them in terms of a better recovery should stroke rear it''s ugly head.

    — Keltcie D.

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