Stroke, sometimes called a "brain attack," occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. When a stroke occurs, brain cells in the immediate area begin to die because they stop getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding. They result in part of the brain not functioning properly. Signs and symptoms of a stroke may include an inability to move or feel on one side of the body, problems understanding or speaking, feeling like the world is spinning, or loss of vision on one side, among others. The graph below shows Regional West Medical Center’s overall performance for stroke care. Individual measures used to determine overall performance include:
Stroke patients receiving timely and appropriate medications and interventions during their hospital stay.
Stroke patients receiving timely and appropriate medications and interventions at discharge.
Patients or their caregivers who were given educational materials during the hospital stay.
- Patients who were assessed for rehabilitation services.
Regional West Medical Center Stroke Care Overall Performance
(Red bars indicate Regional West’s performance/Green line represents 50th percentile of all hospitals)