Stroke Care - Bronson Methodist Hospital - Bronson Healthcare

A stroke, sometimes called a "brain attack," occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. When a stroke occurs, brain cells in the immediate area begin to die because they stop getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. There are two major kinds of stroke:

  • An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel or artery in the brain.
  • hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a blood vessel in the brain that breaks and bleeds into the brain.

Strokes can cause a loss of the ability to speak, memory problems, or paralysis on one side of the body. Getting the right care at the right time can help reduce the risk of complications and another stroke. These measures show some of the standards of stroke care that Bronson Methodist Hospital follows for adults who have had a stroke.

Timely Stroke Care

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7/1/2013 to 6/30/2014

Bronson Methodist Hospital National
Average

Ischemic stroke patients who got medicine to break up a blood clot within 3 hours after symptoms started 
Higher percentages are better

86% 76%

Ischemic stroke patients who received medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots within 2 days of arriving at the hospital

Higher percentages are better

98% 98%

Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who received treatment to keep blood clots from forming anywhere in the body within 2 days of arriving at the hospital

Higher percentages are better

97% 96%

Effective Stroke Care

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7/1/2013 to 6/30/2014

Bronson
Methodist Hospital
National
Average

Ischemic stroke patients who received a prescription for medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots before discharge

Higher percentages are better

99% 99%

Ischemic stroke patients with a type of irregular heartbeat who were given a prescription for a blood thinner at discharge 

Higher percentages are better

97% 96%
Ischemic stroke patients needing medicine to lower cholesterol, who were given a prescription for this medicine before discharge

Higher percentages are better
98% 96%
Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients or caregivers who received written education materials about stroke care and prevention during the hospital stay

Higher percentages are better
92% 92%
Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who were evaluated for rehabilitation services

Higher percentages are better
97% 98%

Reviewed by Corporate Communications on May 13, 2015

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