Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Stroke Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that CVMC is in the top seven percent of 4,729 U.S. hospitals offering stroke care services.

Hospitals that meet the stroke center certification requirement, must then meet or exceed the following performance measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Hospitals must also score in the top 80% of all hospitals in the percent of patients receiving Head CT scan results within 45 minutes, and cannot have received a rating of Worse than the National Rate for the Deaths from Serious Treatable Complications measure.

CVMC is one of 360 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for stroke care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.

To learn more about CVMC’s award-winning Stroke care, visit


Congratulations, Catawba Valley Medical Center, for helping to make North Carolina healthier!