Pardee's Emergency Department provides advanced emergency treatments using the latest technologies in our state-of-the-art trauma and resuscitation suites, decontamination room and dedicated specialty rooms. The Emergency Department is certified by state and federal licensing agencies.
Healthgrades has recognized Pardee Hospital as a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014).
Pardee Hospital is designated as a Stroke Capable Hospital by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services. Pardee is granted this designation for meeting specific, enhanced care capability requirements related to the effective treatment of stroke patients 24 hours a day. This means that patients with symptoms of an acute stroke that require emergency medical intervention, can be brought to Pardee Hospital and will not have to be transported by paramedics out of this county. Pardee also participates in the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative with the National Stroke Association to provide timely, quality treatment to all stroke patients.
Pardee Hospital received a $16,000 grant from the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaboration (NCSCC) to be used for funding staff education for Advanced Stroke Life Support. Read more about the NC Stroke Collaborative Grant here.
Use the F.A.S.T. method to recognize stroke symptoms:
F = Face Ask the person to smile. Does one sideof the face droop?
A = Arms Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S = Speech Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
T = Time If you observe any of these signs, it's time to call 911.
The National Stroke Association has even more information about symptoms and effects of stroke.
Pardee Hospital is leading the way in the statewide RACE CARS (Regional Approach to Cardiovascular Emergencies Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation System) program. RACE CARS coordinates local medical resources to provide the rapid diagnosis and high-quality emergency treatment necessary to improve sudden cardiac arrest rates. RACE CARS is the largest statewide system of emergency cardiovascular care participating as a partner in the HeartRescue Project, a nationwide effort to double out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates in the U.S. in five years.