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Stroke Data

Suburban Hospital, in collaboration with the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has provided high quality stroke imaging, treatment and research for the past 10 years.

There are two kinds of strokes. One is called an ischemic stroke, where a blood clot blocks blood vessels in the brain and the other, called a hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by bleeding in the brain. Treatment may vary depending on which type of stroke has occurred.

The Suburban Hospital Stroke Program tracks several key quality measures as part of our ongoing quality improvement activities. The following information describes those quality measures and how Suburban Hospital's performance compares to performance of other hospitals' stroke programs across the nation that are certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. (Higher percentages are desired).

*Performance of Maryland Hospitals in MEIMSS (Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems) designated as primary stroke centers.

**Performance of All Hospitals with Joint Commission Certified Stroke Programs.



Performance Measures

Suburban Hospital Performance

July 2013 - September 2013

State Average*

July 2013 - September 2013

National Average**

July 2013 - September 2013

Proportion of patients with stroke who receive medication to prevent blood clots in the deep veins of the legs.
(What this measure means)
97.1%
97.2%
96.2%


Performance Measures

Suburban Hospital Performance

July 2013 - September 2013

State Average*

July 2013 - September 2013

National Average**

July 2013 - September 2013

Proportion of patients who, when they were discharged, were prescribed aspirin and other medicines to prevent new blood clots.
(What this measure means)
100%
99.4%
99.1%


Performance Measures

Suburban Hospital Performance

July 2013 - September 2013

State Average*

July 2013 - September 2013

National Average**

July 2013 - September 2013

Proportion of patients with a stroke who have atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm, who are discharged on anticoagulant medications.
(What this measure means)
100%
96.2%
95.3%


Performance Measures

Suburban Hospital Performance

July 2013 - September 2013

State Average*

July 2013 - September 2013

National Average**

July 2013 - September 2013

Proportion of patients with ischemic stroke who arrive at the hospital within 3 hours of symptom onset and, if they do not have contraindications, are treated with a clot dissolving medication.
(What this measure means)
100%
81.5%
83.3%


Performance Measures

Suburban Hospital Performance

July 2013 - September 2013

State Average*

July 2013 - September 2013

National Average**

July 2013 - September 2013

Proportion of patients who receive medications that interfere with clot formation by the end of hospital day # 2, to prevent a recurrent stroke.
(What this measure means)
96.6%
98.5%
98%


Performance Measures

Suburban Hospital Performance

July 2013 - September 2013

State Average*

July 2013 - September 2013

National Average**

July 2013 - September 2013

Proportion of ischemic stroke patients with LDL cholesterol level >100 or who are on cholesterol lowering medication prior to admission who are discharged on a cholesterol lowering medication.
(What this measure means)
96.1%
97.5%
96.1%


Performance Measures

Suburban Hospital Performance

July 2013 - September 2013

State Average*

July 2013 - September 2013

National Average**

July 2013 - September 2013

Proportion of patients with stroke and their caregivers who are taught about stroke risk factors and warning signs.
(What this measure means)
96.7%
96%
93.6%


Performance Measures

Suburban Hospital Performance

July 2013 - September 2013

State Average*

July 2013 - September 2013

National Average**

July 2013 - September 2013

Proportion of patients with stroke whose need for rehabilitation services was assessed during the hospital stay.
(What this measure means)
100%
98.4%
98.3%


The Suburban Hospital Stroke Program at Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine is a center of excellence in stroke care and research. The Stroke Program, established in 1999, combines the world-class research resources of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the expertise of the NIH Stroke Team and the clinical excellence that has characterized Suburban Hospital for more than 60 years. The collaboration between Suburban clinicians and NINDS researchers means that patients at Suburban Hospital receive state of the art stroke care and have the opportunity to participate in innovative clinical trials. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations certified the Suburban Hospital Stroke Program as a Primary Stroke Center in 2005 and recertified it in 2007 and 2009. The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS) accredited Suburban hospital as a Primary Stroke Center in 2007.