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Primary Stroke Center

Primary Stroke Center

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the United States and ranks in the top 5 leading causes of death.

A stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain is either blocked or ruptures. When this happens, the brain cannot get the oxygen and nutrients its cells need, and cells begin to quickly die. The sooner a person seeks care, the better the outcome can be. That’s why Conway Medical Center has developed specific stroke protocols to quickly diagnose and treat patients who come into the Emergency Department with stroke symptoms.

certified primary stroke center badgeDNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc., has awarded a three-year certification to CMC as a Primary Stroke Center. These criteria include integrating certain requirements of the DNV NIAHO® Hospital Accreditation Program, CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals, ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, Guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition, and the Recommendations of the American Stroke Association®.


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And remember, the person experiencing the stroke may or may not be aware of what is happening to him or her, so the quick response of family, friends or others who recognize the stroke warning signs is critical.

CALL 911!

The National Stroke Association website provides many resources for those searching for information regarding strokes and support. They also offer an online support network that is free.

You may also call the Stroke Family Warmline for helpful information and a listening ear by calling 1-888-4-STROKE (1-888-478-7653).


The Conway Medical Center Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all individuals in the Conway Medical Center service area.

Classes & Programs

Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events monthly including blood drives, CMC auxiliary events, educational seminars, and more.  Our Community Outreach Programs offer medical care to individuals with no medical insurance and no family physician. 

Patient Portal

Our combined Patient Portal allows patients to electronically access their medical records for both their hospital and physician office encounters at their convenience on any computer, tablet or mobile device that has internet connectivity.