About Us

Home EJGH Scores Emergency Care
Banner
Stroke Care

A 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 major kinds of stroke:

  • An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel or artery in the brain.
  • A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a blood vessel in the brain that breaks and bleeds into the brain.

Strokes can cause a loss of the ability to speak, memory problems, or paralysis on one side of the body. Getting the right care at the right time can help reduce the risk of complications and another stroke. These measures show some of the standards of stroke care that hospitals should follow, for adults who have had a stroke.

How is EJGH Performing in Stroke Care?

The individual measures below are how hospitals throughout the United States are measured. Click on a link to see how EJGH compares nationally and in Louisiana in each individual measure.

Ischemic stroke patients who received medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots within 2 days of arriving at the hospital.

Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who received treatment to keep blood clots from forming anywhere in the body within 2 days of arriving at the hospital.

Ischemic stroke patients who received a prescription for medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots before discharge.

Ischemic stroke patients needing medicine to lower cholesterol, who were given a prescription for this medicine before discharge.

Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients or caregivers who received written educational materials about stroke care and prevention during the hospital stay.

Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who were evaluated for rehabilitation services.

All descriptions and data sources are reported from Hospital Compare.

Data reported are based on discharges from 4th Quarter 2011 through 3rd Quarter 2012.
 

 

Site Map