Dr. Matthew Goldstein, Medical Director of Emergency Services
Dr. Pinkesh Bhuta, Medical Director of Hospital Medicine
Dr. Latai Grant-Brown, Hospitalist, Neurology
May is Stroke Awareness Month! Eastside Medical Center is a certified Primary Stroke Center. To achieve Primary Stroke Center certification, hospitals must undergo a rigorous onsite review. Primary Stroke Center Certification recognizes hospitals that meet standards to support better outcomes for stroke care.
Eligibility standards include:
• A dedicated stroke-focused program
• Staffing by qualified medical professionals trained in stroke care
• Individualized care to meet stroke patients’ needs
• Patient involvement in their hospital care
• Coordination of post-discharge patient self-care based on recommendations of the Brain Attack Coalition and guidelines published by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association or equivalent guidelines
• Streamlined flow of patient information while protecting patient rights, security and privacy
• Collection of the hospital’s stroke-treatment performance data
• Hospital team performance data
• Use of data to assess and continually improve quality of care for stroke patients
About Eastside Medical Center:
Eastside Medical Center has been a healthcare leader for more than 39 years, providing quality care to patients in Gwinnett and surrounding counties. Nationally recognized for patient safety, Eastside focuses on delivering quality care with exceptional outcomes by utilizing the most advanced technology and experienced physicians. Eastside is a 310-bed, multi-campus system of care offering comprehensive medical and surgical programs including cardiovascular, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics, robotic surgery, rehabilitation, maternity with neonatal intensive care, behavioral health, bariatric, urgent care, and 24-hour emergency care at two locations. Their medical staff of 500 board-certified physicians, 1,200 employees and 400 volunteers is committed to providing the community a healthcare system of excellence.