Eastern Maine Medical Center Joins NIH StrokeNET

Becoming the Only Participating Site in Maine


Eastern Maine Medical Center recently joined the National Institutes of Health StrokeNET, a federally funded program that develops clinical trials for stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery. Joining top academic medical centers in New England, Eastern Maine Medical Center will work with the coordinating hub, New England Regional Coordinating Center (NERCC), located at Massachusetts General Hospital, to conduct research and advance potential treatments for patients with stroke and those at risk for stroke.
“Being part of this network allows us to offer patients access to leading-edge clinical stroke trials, previously only available in Boston,” explains Gillian Gordon Perue, MBBS, DM, medical director, EMMC Stroke Care. “It is one more way our patients can be reassured they are getting the best stroke care possible close to home.”
As a primary stroke center certified by The Joint Commission, Eastern Maine Medical Center leads the way in national best practices for response and treatment of stroke patients. “We are proud to participate and advance the science behind future treatment of stroke,” continues Dr. Gordon Perue.
Eastern Maine Medical Center will receive a NERCC site visit soon. Other hospitals selected to participate in this effort include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, New England Medical Center-Tufts, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and UMass Memorial Medical Center.
About NIH StrokeNet
In September 2013, the National Institutes of Health funded the stroke trials network, NIH StrokeNet, an infrastructure consisting of 25 regional coordinating centers across the US, a national coordinating center at the University of Cincinnati, and a national data management center at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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