The Regional Medical Center's (RMC) Primary Stroke Program is a multidisciplinary program that is led by an internal medicine physician. The center cares for patients throughout the hospital, from the Emergency Department to the Stroke Unit, and incorporates state-of-the-art approaches to caring for those patients affected by stroke.
RMC’s Primary Stroke Program is affiliated with the MUSC Health Telestroke Program, providing urgent telestroke evaluations and treatment available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
STROKE SURVIVOR TRACY PLUSH
As Tracy Plush held her granddaughter one day, her daughter noticed something was wrong and knew she had to act fast. "If it weren’t for the fast actions of the RMC team and the doctor at MUSC, I would not be the person I am today … Nothing was left to chance,” said Plush, stroke survivor and busy working mother and grandmother. She was given the life-saving medicine tPA, and within minutes her stroke symptoms began to reverse. Plush was discharged home, symptom-free within days.
Sudden onset of:
Facial droop; uneven smile
Arm or leg numbness or weakness
Slurred speech; difficulty speaking or understanding
Act FAST! Every minute counts. To minimize damage to the brain, treatment must begin shortly after the onset of symptoms. If individuals experience stroke symptoms, they should call 911 and get to the hospital immediately.
ACCREDITATION and ACHIEVEMENTS
The Joint Commission, in conjunction with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, awarded the Regional Medical Center (RMC) with Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center.
RMC received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. These awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.