The vision of the ENCSN is to be recognized as a leading resource for voluntary collaboration on stroke best practices in Eastern NC communities.
The mission of the ENCSN is to improve the prevention, treatment, and quality of stroke care in Eastern NC through a coordinated regional system.
The Eastern NC Stroke Network (ENCSN) was first formed in 2006. At that time, its core planning members from EAHEC, AHA, the NC Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program, and the Pitt County Health Department helped collaborate to offer stroke continuing education opportunities for health care providers in Eastern NC.
Then, through a strategic planning process from July to September 2008, the mission, vision, and membership structure of ENCSN was defined. Workgroup co-chairs from Onlsow Memorial Hospital, AHA, Pitt County Health Department, and Pitt County Memorial Hospital were selected to lead the Network's four workgroups at that time. To learn more about the strategic plan process of ENCSN, download the Strategic Plan Final Report here. Currently, the Network is staffed and funded by the Eastern and Northeastern NC Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Coordinators, Elynor Wilson and Christine Ransdell.
As of June 1, 2011, ENCSN has 605 members representing 100% of the 30 target membership counties in Eastern NC. For comparison, in April 2009 ENCSN had only 165 participants and represented 80% of the target Eastern NC membership counties. The top four organization types participating in ENCSN in June 2011 are hospital-based staff (41%), EMS (26%), Public Health (15%), and Rehab (7%). Compared to April 2009, membership organization types by April 2010 increased by 3% in hospital-based staff, 7% in EMS, and 6% in Public Health.