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April 2, 2021 – Stroke patients in New Mexico now have faster and more effective treatment resources available to them. That’s because the University of New Mexico Hospital was recently certified as the state’s first comprehensive stroke center. Host Gene Grant talks with members of the team behind the new designation about what exactly it means and how it will benefit patients, not just in Albuquerque, but across New Mexico.  

Host: Gene Grant 

Andrew Carlson, MD, neurosurgeon 
Torsten Rohde, RN, director of UNMH Stroke and Heart Failure Programs 
Michael Torbey, MD, chair of the UNM Department of Neurology 

For More Information: 
First in New Mexico: UNM Hospital Certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center – UNM Health Sciences Center 
UNMH Gains Status as State’s First Comprehensive Stroke Center – Albuquerque Journal 
UNM Hospital is State’s First Comprehensive Stroke Center – KRQE