Stroke Care
Children's Asthma Care

Emergency Care

Healthcare Associated Infections

Heart Attack Care

Heart Failure Care

Mortality Rates

Patient Experience

Perinatal Care

Pneumonia Care

Preventative Care

Readmission Rates

Stroke Care

Surgical Care

Use of Medical Imaging

Venous Thrombolytic Embolism Care
 
Glossary of Terms & Phrases

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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. These quality measures show how often or how quickly hospitals give recommended treatments known to get the best results for people with certain common conditions. This information can help you compare which hospitals give recommended treatments the most as part of their overall care. *

* www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare

  

 
Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

93%

92%

88%

90%

81%

n/a

57%

 n/a

Discharged on Antithrombotics

99%

98%

98%

98%

96%

n/a

100%

 n/a

Anticoagulation medicines for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter

95%

94%

86%

95%

n/a

n/a

n/a

 n/a

Thrombolytic Therapy

63%

 52%

50%

64%

n/a

n/a

n/a

 n/a

Antithrombotic medicines to Prevent Complications within 2 Days of Arrival

98%

97%

98%

97%

93%

n/a

100%

 n/a

Discharged On Statins

94%

93%

90%

95%

80%

n/a

n/a

 n/a

Written Educational materials About Stroke Care and Prevention

87%

83%

73%

86%

28%

n/a

n/a

 n/a

Assessment for Rehabilitation Services

97%

97%

95%

95%

97%

n/a

92%

n/a 

 

 
Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

93%

97%

 88%

90%

100%

n/a

n/a

Discharged on Antithrombotics

99%

100%

98%

98%

100%

n/a

n/a

Anticoagulation medicines for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter

95%

96%

86%

n/a

n/a

n/a 

n/a

Thrombolytic Therapy

63%

71%

50%

n/a

n/a

n/a 

n/a

Antithrombotic medicines to Prevent Complications within 2 Days of Arrival

 98%

99%

98%

100%

100%

n/a

100%

Discharged On Statins

94%

97%

90%

88%

83%

n/a

n/a

Written Educational materials About Stroke Care and Prevention

87%

90%

73%

72%

n/a

n/a

n/a

Assessment for Rehabilitation Services

97%

99%

95%

92%

100%

n/a

100%

* National average, state average, MSHA and facility data are for the period from July 2012 - June 2013. The national average and state average data are provided by Hospital Compare, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which reports results from hospitals submitting data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).   Unicoi County Memorial Hospital (UCMH) is a newly added hospital to the MSHA system and their scores are not included in system composite scores at this time.