Frankfort Regional Medical Center was awarded the “Foundation Award” from The Norton Healthcare/University of Kentucky HealthCare - Stroke Care Network for fiscal year 2023. The Foundation Award is earned by taking a comprehensive approach to stroke education, including extraordinary efforts to share education across the organization.

“Frankfort Regional Medical Center is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our stroke patients,” said Ashley Hickel, interim chief executive officer at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. “This award recognizes our colleague’s commitment to their continuing education for the benefit of the communities we serve.”

Frankfort Regional has robust education for staff that includes the National Institute for Health Stroke Scale, Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Understanding and Assessing the Acute Ischemic Stroke, Post Stroke Treatment, and Prognosis and Stroke Risk Factors.

At the Network's annual Summit meeting on September 28th, 2023, Dr. Larry Goldstein, interim director of the Stroke Care Network, congratulated Frankfort Regional for their dedication to excellence in stroke care.

“Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s dedication to providing the highest quality stroke care is to be celebrated,” Dr. Goldstein said. “Everyone's goal is to provide the best care for stroke patients as close to home as possible, and Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s efforts represent that principle.”

As one of the 40 affiliate hospitals in the Stroke Care Network, Frankfort Regional has access to networking with other stroke care centers in the tri-state area, an abundance of educational offerings and resources, and support from higher level stroke certified organizations. Frankfort Regional’s affiliation and participation within the Stroke Care Network contributes to the Network’s overall mission of strengthening the stroke system of care throughout our region.

Learn more about stroke care at Frankfort Regional.