Kansas City, MO---St. Joseph Medical Center has earned Stroke Center Level
II designation from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Bureau of Hospital Standards. The state announced the designation of Stroke
Centers across Missouri today.
The Time Critical Diagnosis System was created to improve health outcomes
in Missouri and stroke patients will be transported by EMS to the appropriate
level stroke center.
“Stroke requires quick assessment and treatment,” explains
Kathleen Henderson, Stroke coordinator for St. Joseph Medical Center.
“Getting patients to a designated stroke center saves time and with
stroke—time is brain.”
Hospitals earning designation as a Level II Stroke Center have demonstrated
it provides definitive care that offers stroke patients the best outcomes
for survival and recovery. To earn the designation, St. Joseph met rigorous
criteria in use of the evidence-based guidelines for stroke and rehabilitation
and staff education.
St. Joseph Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold
Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Gold Plus-Target Stroke Honor Roll.
St. Joseph Medical Center is a 310-bed hospital providing a wide range
of acute care and outpatient services from a 24-hour emergency department
to state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. St. Joseph has earned the Magnet
designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence
in nursing. Key services include the Heart Institute, Women’s Health
Institute and Joint and Spine Institute. For more information, visit stjosephkc.com.