VCU Stroke Center is Nationally Recognized for It's Commitment to Providing High Quality Cardiovascular Care

The American Heart Association presents the Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline awards for proven dedication to best practices and life-saving care

By Shea Wright Neurology

July 18, 2022


The VCU Stroke Center, Virginia’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, has received several awards with the highest levels of recognition from the AHA/ASA since 2011.  

We are pleased to announce that we have received official notification of the 2022 AHA/ASA GWTG Award. The American Heart Association (AHA) is recognizing our hospital nationally for the GWTG Stroke Gold Plus/Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll/Target Diabetes Honor Roll Award.

This recognition by the AHA/ASA reflects the ongoing interdisciplinary, interdepartmental commitment to excellence by all those dedicated to the care of patients with stroke and cerebrovascular disease and their families at VCU Health.

Included in this ongoing effort are doctors, nurses, advanced practice providers, technicians, therapists, social workers, and other professionals of the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery (in particular Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery), Emergency Medicine, Radiology (Neuroradiology), Surgery (Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery), Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pharmacy, Pathology, Care Coordination, Division of Critical Care Medicine (Neurointensive Care), our acute care stroke units including Neuroscience ICU, Acute Neuroscience Unit (M11W), Emergency Department (including CDU), Surgical Services including Hybrid/OR suite,  back-up acute stroke units M9W and CICU, One Call Center, VCU LifeEvac, and administration.