1. Nothing on 100% recovery statistics.
2. Nothing on 30-day deaths compared to other hospitals.
3. Nothing on the efficacy of their stroke rehab protocols.
4. Nothing on tPA full efficacy.
5. Nothing on their misdiagnosis percentage of strokes, especially young strokes.
Guidelines prove nothing.
You'll' want to know results so Call that hospital president(
Michele Kidd Sutton, FACHEgeneral number (985) 345-2700 and demand to know what the RESULTS are; tPA efficacy, 30 day deaths, 100% recovery, misdiagnosis percentage.
Big fucking whoopee.
The puffery article here:
In conjunction with National Stroke Awareness Month, the North Oaks Medical Center team in Hammond recently celebrated the hospital’s recertification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
With recertification, the hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, as well as the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark, for using the best practices in providing prompt stroke intervention and care and for improving patient outcomes, according to a news release.
“North Oaks Medical Center has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients through its recertification as a Primary Stroke Center,” comments Patrick Phelan, who is executive director of hospital business development for The Joint Commission.
“We congratulate North Oaks Medical Center for achieving this designation,” adds Nancy Brown, chief executive officer of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. “By adhering to this very specific set of treatment guidelines, North Oaks has clearly made it a priority to deliver high quality care to all patients affected by stroke.”(Not results!)
Strokes are the No. 4 cause of death in Louisiana, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average in the U.S., someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every 4 minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
For more information, call North Oaks public relations at (985) 230-6647. For more information about the Stroke Support Group of Hammond, call Dr. Meghan Savage at (985) 230-2346.