CHI St. Vincent North, the home of the CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, has been awarded the prestigious Stroke Care Performance Diamond Award by the Arkansas Department of Health. The award honors CHI St. Vincent for excellence in stroke patient care in the category of stroke band documentation for medium-sized hospitals.
“When a stroke happens, every second counts, and our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is committed to delivering exceptional service while meeting the minute-by-minute needs of those patients,” said CHI St. Vincent Market CEO Chad Aduddell. “We are proud to be acknowledged for this award as we continue to work to provide the highest quality of care, ensuring the best outcomes for our patients and their families.”
Receiving the Diamond award signifies that CHI St. Vincent demonstrated more than 95% adherence to stroke band documentation. Stroke bands are wristbands placed on potential and confirmed stroke patients, which include a unique number that is logged within the Arkansas Stroke Registry.
The numbers logged help collect real-time data on stroke treatment from Arkansas hospitals. The data is then used to help optimize the quality of stroke care in Arkansas, decrease death and disability associated with stroke, and reduce disparities in stroke patient care. Additional data shows that stroke bands are associated with an average reduction in the door-to-diagnosis time for both EMS and private vehicle patient arrivals.
CHI St. Vincent is a regional health network with a history of providing the highest quality of advanced and rapid stroke care. This year, CHI St. Vincent North received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Achievement and Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Advanced Therapy Award.