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If you or a loved one suffers a stroke, Doctors Medical Center of Modesto provides award-winning stroke care services to help in recovery. We offer:

  • Specialized stroke care delivered by a patient-centered care team including critical care nurses
  • An 8-bed neurology critical care unit and a neurology step-down unit for inpatient care
  • The Joint Commission certification as a Primary Stroke Center for best practices for stroke care, improving patient outcomes
  • Recognition as a Stroke Gold Plus Award recipient for consistent compliance with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines quality measures
  • Acute stroke care recognized with a “Target: Stroke Honor Roll” award for improving acute ischemic stroke care by reducing door-to-needle times for eligible patients being treated with thrombolytic therapy  — part of the American Heart Association's Target: StrokeSMquality initiative

Strokes require urgent care to restore blood flow to the brain and begin the recovery process.

See below for our current metric scale that indicates how much blood flow was restored in an area of the brain that was suffering a blood clot type of stroke. Our compliance is line with the national average of other facilities that also offer this service.

Thrombolysis In Cerebral Infarction (TICI) Scale
Year to Date (2019) compliance with TICI 2b/3 = 89.8%
This includes all acute ischemic stroke patients that had a neurointerventional procedure (thrombectomy).

*2019 National Average for All Hospitals from IQVIA/Quintiles/Get With The Guidelines Stroke Patient Management Tool = 82.3%

The TICI scale:

  • Standardized grading scale of angiographic outcomes, indicating the degree of perfusion obtained following recanalization of an arterial occlusion in the brain.
  • Indicates the level of reperfusion of blood flow to the brain that was previously blocked by a blood clot.
  • Scores range from 0 (no perfusion) to 3 (full perfusion with filling of all distal branches).
    • Grades of TICI 2b/3 indicate reperfusion to the brain tissue.
  • Restoration of blood flow in an artery in the brain (recanalization) increases reperfusion into distal segments of the artery and restores blood flow to brain tissue. Better outcomes are associated with increased blood flow to the brain.

References:
Higashida et al., 2003
American Stroke Association, 2018
Joint Commission, 2018

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