Bill to improve stroke care in NJ reintroduced in new legislative session.
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Stroke is the #3 cause of death in New Jersey, killing more than 3,400 people in the Garden State each year and disabling many more. Time is critical in treating stroke. Patients who receive care quickly are most likely to have the best outcomes.
New Jersey has been a leader in stroke care for many years, but updates to our system are needed. A bill to make changes such as requiring certification for stroke centers that is renewed every two years to ensure continued compliance and requiring EMS providers to have a process in place to recognize stroke and transport patients to the right facility quickly has been reintroduced for the new session. The American Heart Association| American Stroke Association strongly supports this legislation and looks forward working with our legislators to make these improvements.
Stroke can happen to anyone at anytime. Let's make our voices heard to ensure that our family, friends and neighbors will receive the best care, regardless of where they are in NJ when the unthinkable happens.