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Published on March 24, 2017

Cone Health Stroke Nurse Receives National Patient Care Award

Jessica Jarvis is recognized by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.

Jessica Jarvis, RN, was awarded the 2017 Excellence in Clinical Patient Care Award from the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN). The award was presented yesterday at the national AANN annual meeting in Boston.

Jessica Jarvis & Cindy Sullivan,
AANN President

Nurses receiving this award must meet multiple criteria including:

  • Providing outstanding patient care.
  • Mentoring/precepting.
  • Participation in clinical leadership.
  • Involvement in AANN committees, task forces or local chapters.

“Taking care of stroke patients is a team effort, but Jessica plays a key role in our success. She has spearheaded multiple process improvement efforts and patient care has improved significantly as a result,” says Jeremy Deaver, system-wide director of neurology operations, Cone Health. “Jessica is an excellent example of the caliber of staff who treat stroke patients at Cone Health.”

Jarvis has been a stroke response nurse for Cone Health since 2014. She sees stroke patients in the emergency department, ensures treatment protocols are followed quickly and efficiently, and reviews the treatment of individual stroke patients. Jarvis also lectures on stroke topics to new nurses at Cone Health.

CareChex has placed The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in the top 2 percent of hospitals in the nation, and first in the state, for medical excellence in stroke care for 2017.

Cone Health, including Alamance Regional Medical Center, Annie Penn Hospital and The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, was also recognized for excellence in stroke care by Healthgrades. The leading hospital rating service named Cone Health among the top 5 percent in the nation for the treatment of stroke in its 2017 ratings.

Physicians and care teams at Moses Cone Hospital treated 1,245 strokes last year, the most in North Carolina. 

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