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A Gold Seal o Approval orEmergency StrokeCare
Demonstrating ourNeurosciences programexcellence and ullcompliance withnationally developedstroke care standards,Exempla Lutheran hasearned
The Joint Commission’s Gold Sealo Approval
orcertifcation as a Primary Stroke Center
. An independent, not-or-prot organization, The Joint Commission is thenation’s oldest and largeststandards-setting andaccrediting body in healthcare. Exempla Lutheran received its initialcertication in 2007. The JointCommission’s Primary Stroke CenterCertication is based on the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association’s recommendations or primary stroke centers.The Joint Commission’s reviewer remarks,included:
“I can’t say enough about the quality o sta.”
“I am so impressed that the culture here ocuses on the whole person, and not a patient as a number.”
“The program here is mature and in great shape.”
Should a stroke necessitate a visit toExempla Lutheran’s Emergency Room oryou or a loved one, you can rest assured anexemplary level o care will be experienced,based on the ollowing quality indicators:
Ater a stroke patient enters ExemplaLutheran’s ER, the average time toadministration o “clot busting” t-PA is only 60 minutes
—placing our programin the top 7 percent o all programsnationally.
The time rom ER admittance to aneurologist’s care is less than 15 minutes.
Exempla Lutheran’s use o state-o-the-art CO-DOC telemedicine providesrapid access to a neurologist’s expertise.
Six Blue Sky Neurology physicianssupport Exempla Lutheran’s Neuro-Hospitalist program. For patientsrequiring advanced neurosurgicalinterventions, such as those experiencinghemorrhagic strokes, two
(INR) provide care.
This photo shows a mismatch o blood ow to the brain,indicating signs o a stroke.
January — april 20123