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.
All descriptions and data sources are reported from Hospital Compare.
Data reported are based on discharges from First Quarter 2013 through Third Quarter 2013