Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:

Friday, January 20, 2017

Dominican Hospital Certified as Primary Stroke Center - Santa Cruz CA

You'll notice that nowhere in here do they refer to RESULTS. Excellent stroke care means absolutely nothing. We don't give a shit about care, care and service doesn't solve any of the problems in stroke  or get you to 100% recovery. Call that hospital president(

Nanette Mickiewicz, MD

general number  (831) 462-7700  and demand to know what the RESULTS are; tPA efficacy, 30 day deaths, 100% recovery.

Big f*cking whoopee.

You can check out Joint Commission standards here:
 I saw absolutely nothing about what should be done the first week or anything about measuring 30-day deaths and 100% recovery.  God, these people are worse than worthless. Complacent good-for-nothings.

The puffery article here:
SANTA CRUZ — Dignity Health Dominican Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Dominican has been designated as a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center for more than 10 years, and is the only hospital in Santa Cruz County to hold that certification.
“This nationally recognized certification demonstrates our stroke team’s continued commitment to excellent stroke care,” said Nanette Mickiewicz, MD, Dominican Hospital president. “Stroke is a medical emergency that is potentially devastating for patients and their families. Our expert team is dedicated to reducing the risk and disability of stroke through prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.”
Stroke Center Times Publishing Group Inc tpgonlinedaily.comEstablished in 2003, the Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers is awarded for a two-year period to Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals. Dominican underwent a rigorous onsite survey during which Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, delivery of clinical care, and performance improvement. The survey team acknowledged Dominican Hospital’s comprehensive program, from Emergency Department through inpatient rehabilitation services.
Stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

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