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REACH Stroke Network Completes 200th Consultation

Success Story

South Carolina leads the nation in stroke-related deaths, but that ranking may soon change. Under the direction of the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Dr. Robert J. Adams, the REACH Stroke Network continues to add hospitals taking advantage of on-demand access to the stroke experts at MUSC, who recently completed their 200th consultation.

The REACH Stroke Network is an initiative of the Health Sciences South Carolina-supported SmartState Stroke Center o that links small and rural hospitals to MUSC stroke experts via telemedicine. Having access to expert care at the time a stroke occurs can dramatically increase survival and reduce permanent disability. In short, the REACH Stroke Network is a lifesaver for patients in small and rural communities, particularly African-American who have a higher rate of stroke.

The MUSC REACH Stroke Network has nine participating partners:; Coastal Carolina Medical Center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Marion County Medical Center, McLeod Health, Piedmont Medical Center, Self Regional Healthcare, Waccamaw Community Hospital, and Williamsburg Regional Hospital.


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