Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Greensboro Catholic hospital first remote treatment stroke center

Published January 23, 2014

St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro has been designated as Georgia’s first remote treatment stroke center by the state Department of Public Health Office of EMS/Trauma.

The designation recognizes Good Samaritan’s quality care for stroke patients, including its partnership with St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens and Georgia Regents University in Augusta, to provide state-of-the-art diagnostics and emergency treatment.

“The department commends you and your staff for the commitment to excellence in stroke care that is being provided by your facility,” said Dr. J. Patrick O’Neal, department director of health protection, in a letter announcing the designation. “Reducing the incidence and the impact of strokes on individuals in Georgia is exceedingly important, and is in keeping with public health’s desire to protect and improve the health and lives of individuals throughout our state.”