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Neurosciences

Quality

Saint Thomas Health has three Joint Commissioned centers: Saint Thomas West Hospital is a Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital are both certified Advanced Primary Stroke Centers. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

 

Advanced Primary Stroke Centers at Saint Thomas Health

SAINT THOMAS MIDTOWN

July 2017-June 2018

  • tPA (Alteplase) treatment rate:  100% of eligible stroke patients receiving tPA
  • tPA treatment time:  77% eligible stroke patients receiving tPA within 60 minutes
SAINT THOMAS RUTHERFORD

July 2017-June 2018

  • tPA (Alteplase) treatment rate:  100% of eligible stroke patients receiving tPA
  • tPA treatment time:  67% eligible stroke patients receiving tPA within 60 minutes

Comprehensive Stroke Center at Saint Thomas Health

SAINT THOMAS WEST

July 2017-June 2018

  • tPA (Alteplase) treatment rate:  100% of eligible stroke patients receiving tPA
  • tPA treatment time:  74% eligible stroke patients receiving tPA within 60 minutes; 55% receiving tPA within 45 minutes
  • Carotid Endarterectomy: 0% mortality rate
  • Carotid Artery Stenting:  0% mortality rate