Stroke Outcomes for Patients

Baptist is a leader in responsive, effective stroke care

When a stroke occurs, every minute counts. The stroke specialists at Baptist Brain & Spine Network know that immediate response times, attention to quality patient care, and appropriate treatment decisions can make all the difference in our patient outcomes. That is why rely on specific data to measure our performance against established standards, and in comparison to others when it comes to timely assessment, decision-making and best treatment options.

We're proud to say that Baptist stroke services outpace those industry standards and the performance of other health care providers. Baptist utilizes advanced technology and imaging capabilities to quickly identify those patients who meet the guidelines to have an intervention. The quicker the intervention and the faster blood flow is restored, the less likely the patient will have short or long-term disabilities.

The following information shows our performance goals and how we measure up to them, and other stroke care providers, in terms of treating the cause of the stroke (thrombolysis) and restoring blood flow to the brain and other organs (reperfusion), specifically in the areas of:

  • Thrombolysis in cerebral infarction (TICI) Post-Treatment Reperfusion Grade
  • Rate of rapid effective reperfusion from hospital arrival
  • Rate of Rapid effective reperfusion from skin puncture
  • IV Thrombolytic: Arrive with 3.5 hours and Treat by 4 hours
  • Average Door to Needle time
  • % of patients treated medically for stroke

Baptist uses Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for the data registry. GWTG is the leader for driving hospital quality improvements.

While our outcomes are strong compared with our peers, our team of specialty-trained physicians, nurses and staff carefully review the results of each patient to continually identify ways to improve the care Baptist provides.