The OhioHealth Stroke Network uses advanced, virtual health technology to connect emergency teams at partnering hospitals with stroke specialists at the Comprehensive Stroke Center at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and the Primary Stroke Center at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center. This partnership ensures communities across Ohio have direct and complete access to advanced technology and critical care therapies unmatched by any other hospital network in central Ohio.
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OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital was the first hospital in Ohio to be certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center for state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes.
When it comes to treating stroke, every minute counts. At OhioHealth, we created a Stroke Alert System that enables us to rapidly and expertly evaluate, diagnose and treat stroke patients. This starts before a patient arrives at one of our hospitals.
WE treat more stroke patients. Our leadership in the treatment of stroke and aneurysm led to the opening in 2015 of OhioHealth Neuroscience Center at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Riverside Methodist Hospital has a record of treating the most stroke patients in Ohio, and meeting or exceeding national benchmarks and standards for stroke care.
At OhioHealth, we emphasize that “time is brain” — almost 2 million brain cells die during each minute of stroke, which is why time of care is as important as type of care*. And, while stroke is a potentially deadly disease, more and more patients are surviving and returning home sooner because of the high-quality, state-of-the-art, comprehensive stroke care that we provide at the OhioHealth Neuroscience Center at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Total Strokes Treated in 2015 - 2,029
Stroke Medication (clot-busting medications administered by IV):
165 - treated by our stroke team
Average number of minutes to when a clot-busting medication (intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator or tPA) is administered from the time you enter our doors and are evaluated:
40 minutes – The national recommended guideline is that tPA be administered within 60 minutes.
The OhioHealth Stroke Prevention Clinic is designed to manage patients who have already suffered a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack or mini stroke). The Stroke Prevention Clinic provides intervention to reduce the risk of a second stroke, and support the patient and caregiver through the recovery process.
The Stroke Prevention Clinic takes place in the OhioHealth Neuroscience Center where these patients have access to a team comprised of vascular neurologists and advanced practice nurses, as well as physical, speech and occupational therapists, a registered dietitian and a social worker.
In addition, a registered nurse reaches out to patients within three days of discharge to conduct a pre-clinic assessment, schedule the first clinic appointment and link patients to additional resources.
Because of how quickly stroke presents in patients, there is a narrow window of time to enroll patients in clinical trials for stroke patients. Our high volumes, Stroke Alert System and expertise treating stroke enable us to enroll more patients in stroke clinical trials.
Riverside Methodist, Grant and Marion General hospitals are recipients of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) 2016 Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
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