Strokes occur when the brain doesn’t get the oxygen it needs. There are two classifications of strokes and the treatment may be different depending on the underlying cause of the stroke. A stroke can be hemorrhagic or ischemic. An ischemic stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Strokes require immediate medical attention. The sooner patients are treated for a stroke, the more likely they are to survive and have a better quality of life after the stroke.
We strive to provide high quality healthcare to all of our patients. We collect data about our patients, their treatments and their outcomes. This data helps us to understand what we’re doing that is working and where we might need to improve our practices for the best possible patient outcomes.
Our quality measures related to stroke are:
Discharge location after stroke: Home
Discharge location after stroke: Advanced Rehabilitation
Rate of brain bleeding with symptoms after stroke treatment
Rate of brain bleeding with symptoms after clot-busting medication
Rate of brain bleeding with symptoms after surgical clot removal