Providence Telestroke Network early results
We are making great strides toward enhancing stroke care and reducing death and disability caused by stroke. Our telestroke services provide 24-hour access to stroke neurologists and have a dedicated team committed to partnering with community providers to improve care.
Early results at Providence Telestroke Network hospitals show:
- A 13-fold increase in stroke treatment rates
- An average response time of 4 minutes, 24 seconds
- An average 38 percent reduction in transfer rate 18 months after implementation
Education and training leads to improved community health
We help hospitals improve their stroke care and meet national quality guidelines by providing training and education to EMS and to hospital providers and staff for all levels of stroke care. This training gives providers the knowledge and confidence to keep appropriate patients in their care, minimizing unnecessary transfers and reducing costs to patients, their families and the hospital.
We also partner with network hospitals to provide community education at seminars and community health fairs to raise awareness of stroke signs and symptoms.
"Telestroke is excellent. Having immediate access to a stroke neurologist who can help read a brain CT and advise on using a thrombolytic makes a lot of sense." - Philip Chadwick, M.D.,Emergency physician, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital