When it comes to identifying and treating stroke, there’s not a minute to lose. Giving the fastest possible treatment can mean the difference between life and death – and can impact whether a person with stroke will recover fully or live with a long-term disability. CHI Memorial is a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, which ensures excellence in the care of stroke patients, helps create a cohesive clinical team, and establishes a consistent approach to care, a key element in reducing errors and improving patient outcomes.
Diagnosing Stroke – Fast
CHI Memorial’s neuro telemedicine services cover all neurological emergencies – including acute stroke. Minutes matter when someone is experiencing stroke symptoms, making fast connections with a neurovascular specialist is critical in providing life-saving treatment.
Using RapidAI, an advanced stroke imaging and assessment tool, in our emergency departments and inpatient hospital settings, clinicians can make faster and more accurate diagnoses and treatment decisions for stroke and aneurysm patients. By identifying a clear path for the best treatment, reducing evaluation time and the time it takes to administer the clot-busting drug Tenecteplase (TNK, TNKase), CHI Memorial is drastically improving the treatment of people who seek stroke care at our hospitals.