Neurosciences

The Stroke Care Team at UTMB Health

The stroke care team at UTMB Health uses a collaborative and comprehensive approach to caring for stroke patients. Our multidisciplinary team includes fellowship-trained specialists in stroke, neurocritical care, neurointerventional surgical therapy, vascular neurosurgery, and interventional neuroradiology.

This dedicated team also includes a stroke nursing program manager, nursing staff, care managers, dieticians and physical therapists. Patients benefit from this coordinated team that provides an exceptional level of care with the newest technology and treatments available.

Awards

2019 Stroke

Stroke program 2019 success

December 9, 2019, 11:16 AM by User Not Found

UTMB was awarded with the American Heart Association's (AHA) Gold Plus Stroke and Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll. The AHA Get With The Guidelines program is a continuous quality improvement program developed with the goal to save lives by measuring hospitals' adherence to secondary prevention guidelines (pharmacological and lifestyle interventions) for coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Stroke Gold Plus Badge

Stroke program continues success

July 25, 2018, 16:04 PM by User Not Found

UTMB’s Galveston Campus stroke program has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

DNV-GL Certified Comprehensive Stroke

UTMB receives comprehensive stroke center certification

May 14, 2018, 16:03 PM by Melissa Harman

UTMB’s Galveston Campus attains Comprehensive Stroke Center accreditation from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), validating UTMB’s commitment, expertise and readiness to care for victims of complex strokes. According to DNV, “the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification encompasses the full spectrum of stroke care—diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education—and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. Comprehensive stroke centers are typically the largest and best-equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication.”

GWTGL Stroke SilverPlus

Stroke program continued recognition

May 30, 2017, 13:12 PM by Melissa Harman

The stroke program at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston campus has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's “Get with the Guidelines” Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award. The award recognizes this hospital for its continued success in using the Get with the Guidelines — Stroke and Target: Stroke program.

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Stroke success

August 23, 2015, 16:25 PM by Melissa Harman

The stroke programs at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston campus and the medical branch’s Angleton Danbury campus have received the American Heart Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes hospitals that have demonstrated at least 85 percent compliance in each of the seven Get with the Guidelines — Stroke Achievement Measures for 90 consecutive days.

The Joint Commission

Stroke certification by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center

May 23, 2013, 17:10 PM by Melissa Harman

UTMB was recently awarded certification by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Launched in December 2003, the program was developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and certification is available only to stroke programs in Joint Commission-accredited acute-care hospitals. This certification recognizes the best practices for stroke care.

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