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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Eagle Stroke Program Successes - South Fulton Medical Center

The Tele-Stroke program at South Fulton Medical Center (SFMC) started on October 1st 2009. Since then 4 acute stroke patients have received life changing thrombolytic therapy and over 50 stroke patients have passed through to the newly created stroke unit. With the support of SFMC administrators, Eagle Hospital Physicians and GeorgiaTeleNeurology have worked collaboratively with the local neurologist and the SFMC Stroke Team to create a very successful launch!

The Tele-Stroke program at SFMC is committed to meet the “Get with the Guidelines” Stroke scores and to date has met or exceeded these scores in 9 out of 10 categories. Education is vital for a stroke program’s success; the local community needs to know that the window to treat acute strokes is measured in hours. On January 6th, 2010, the SFMC stroke program was showcased by the South Futon Neighbor, and represents just one of the ongoing efforts to promote stroke awareness within the community.

Karim Godamunne, MD, MBA
SFMC Hospitalist Medical Director
Medical Director - SFMC Stroke Program
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine
Chair, Eagle Remote Presence University
South Fulton Medical Center (SFMC)
Eagle Hospital Physicians