Telestroke Partnership Helps Improve Diagnosis and Care

The Emergency Department utilizes the St.Vincent Telestroke program for suspected stroke patients. St.Vincent is accredited as a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Using audio visual technology our providers consult with St.Vincent neurologists who provide decision support for patient treatment which could include:

? Administering medication to help “break up” the clot and minimize tissue damage

? Aiding in the assessment and admission or transfer of the patient suffering from a stroke