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Stroke Recovery, Treatment & Rehab

Every second counts when there is the possibility of a stroke. At Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, our Stroke Center provides rapid stroke treatment so you can achieve the best possible stroke recovery. We’re dedicated to reducing the risk and burden of cerebrovascular disease, including stroke, arteriovenous malformation and aneurysms.

Our highly trained staff uses evidence-based collaborative treatment and an interdisciplinary team approach. The Stroke Center’s five primary objectives are to:

  1. Assess the patient in a timely manner
  2. Provide rapid and appropriate treatment
  3. Preserve brain and brain function
  4. Prevent post-treatment complications
  5. Reduce residual effects

Saint Francis Stroke Emergency Center

Available 24/7, the Saint Francis Stroke Emergency Center works to limit damage from a stroke by providing immediate care. Seek medical attention immediately if you or someone you know experiences possible symptoms of a stroke:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Even if these signs or symptoms fluctuate or disappear, you should still call 911 immediately.

For more information about the Stroke Center at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, please call (901) 765-2229.

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Stroke Outcomes & Performance

TS-Elite-Plus-GoldPlus-4C-compressorSaint Francis Hospital - Memphis 2018 Outcomes and Performance in Caring for Acute Stroke Patients.

  • 2018 Door To Needle (DTN) average for tPA was 47.5 minutes. National average is 52.3 minutes.
  • Average Door to Needle < 35 minutes 29.6%. National average 22%
  • Door to Alteplase in 45 minutes 49.3%. National average is 52.3%
  • Door to Alteplase in 60 minutes 85.9%. National average is 82.9%

Saint Francis Memphis received Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Plus and Gold Plus awards from the American Stroke Association for its continued success in using the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke and Target: Stroke Program. This ensures we are applying the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in the community we serve.

YTD 2018 Door to Puncture (DTP) median for mechanical thrombectomy was 84 minutes. National average DTP is 76 minutes.

YTD 2018 CSTK-5 Hemorrhagic (bleed) Transformation post tPA and/or thrombectomy 0%. National average hemorrhagic transformation is 5.8%.

Stroke Quiz

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