Midtown Medical Center awarded for treatment of stroke patients

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Midtown Medical Center has been awarded the "Door-To-Needle Time" award, which measures how long it takes the hospital to tend to a patient once they enter the stroke room.

It is given to hospitals with an average time of 45 minutes or less.

Kelli Brennan, Director or Neuroscience at Midtown Medical Center, says this award shows the commitment of Columbus Regional Health to the community as a whole.

"It's a super amazing accomplishment for not only our emergency room in the hospital but also for the community," Brennan said. 'Every second counts in a stroke, we try to have the fastest process and the most efficient process that we can and we're always looking for ways to improve our process so that way we can treat patient as quickly and as safe as possible."

This award is given out every year by the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry.

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