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Stroke Services

Award-winning care close to home.

Both Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are designated as Primary Stroke Service Hospitals by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). Hospitals with this designation assure emergency diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided by a multidisciplinary team around-the-clock, seven days a week, to patients presenting with symptoms of acute stroke.

Our exceptional team of Cardiologists, Technologists and Nurses at both hospitals are trained in the latest diagnosis and treatment of strokes. Patients receive state-of-the-art care following a stroke, including, when appropriate, clot-busting drugs that minimize the damage caused by a blood clot.

Falmouth Hospital and Cape Cod Hospital have been honored by the American Stroke Association for their success in implementing standards of care and protocols. In the fall of 2011, Falmouth Hospital received the Association’s third consecutive Get With the Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award.

Cape Cod Hospital received the Get With the Guidelines ® Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award, which recognizes superior care and education of stroke patients.

The ASA Get With the Guidelines ® program acknowledges hospitals for their strict adherence to practices that best treat and prevent strokes. It honors hospitals that maintain at least 75 percent compliance on certain stroke treatment measures, such as aggressive and appropriate use of medications like the clot-busting drug rPA, antithrombotics and anticoagulation therapy, as well as DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol-reducing drugs and education programs.

Both hospitals’ awards recognize the hospital’s 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.

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