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Stroke Core Measure Data

Core Measure Data as of 4/27/2018

Performance Measure FSRMC Other Comprehensive Stroke Centers Other Tennessee Hospitals
Venous Thrombus Embolism (VTE)
All stroke patients receive treatment to prevent blood clots from forming when confined to bed
100.0 98.5 98.7
Discharged on Anti-thrombotic Therapy
All ischemic stroke patients should go home on a blood thinner to prevent another stroke
100.0 99.6 99.3
Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
All ischemic stroke patients are treated with a strong blood thinner when the patient has an abnormal heart rhythm that could cause blood clots
100.0 98.7 98.2
Thrombolytic Therapy
All acute ischemic stroke patients who arrive to the hospital within 2 hours of their stroke symptoms and tPA (clot busting medication) initiated within 60 minutes of arriving to the hospital
100.0 95.0 91.8
Anti-thrombotics Received by Hospital Day#2
All ischemic stroke patients are treated with a blood thinner within 2 days after admission to prevent further strokes
98.6 97.1 98.6
Discharged on a Statin Medication
All ischemic stroke patients are treated with a cholesterol lowering medication to reduce stroke risk
100.0 98.7 98.3
Stroke Education
All stroke patients and their families are provided with information about stroke warning signs, stroke risk factors, community resources, medications, following up with your family doctor and the importance of calling 9-1-1
100 96.4 96.7
Assessed for Rehabilitation
All stroke patients are evaluated by either a physical therapist, an occupational therapist or a speech pathologist (Rehabilitation Team) to assess needs for recovering after a stroke
100 99.5 99.5

Data Source: American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines stroke database

  • Of FSRMC patients treated with tPA, a clot-dissolver, or who underwent a procedure to retrieve a blood clot, 4.3% of patients experienced complications, compared to the national average complication rate of 6%.
  • Of the patients diagnosed with asymptomatic carotid artery disease who had a procedure for carotid artery, either a carotid stent or a carotid endarterectomy, 0.0% of patients had complications related to stroke or death in the 30 days following the procedure. This goal for this metric complication rate is less than 3%.


Stretch Target Met Target Below Target
99% – 100% 95% – 98% <95%


Patient Stories

  • Back in the Saddle

    After spine surgery at Fort Sanders Regional, Michelle Rose is finally free from the suffering that held her back for so long.

  • Going Beyond the Limit

    Tammy Brooks arrived by helicopter at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center at least 24 hours – maybe even several days – after suffering an acute ischemic stroke.

  • WATE-TV: East Tennessee man survives one of the deadliest types of stroke

    A local man survived the type of stroke that normally kills 80 percent of its victims. He’s doing so well, he just moved to Europe and is enjoying life to its fullest. It’s been three and a half years since Ken Harrawood suffered a stroke. It hit while he was driving to Y-12 for his first day of work with Bechtel. He now lives in Manchester, England.

  • WATE-TV: Technician who works with stroke patients becomes one himself

    Adam Hill gets the tools in place for the next life-saving surgery in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. As lead tech, Hill knows this place like the back of his hand. He never dreamed he’d be a patient receiving treatment here, suffering from a ruptured aneurysm, like so many patients he’s helped treat.

  • Fast Action Makes a Difference for Stroke Patient

    Since recovering from a stroke, Paul DeWitt appreciates simple pleasures that are easily taken for granted. He grasps a cup of coffee. He smiles and laughs. He even appreciates the ability to whistle.

  • Doctors Use Tiny Vacuum To Help Stroke Patients

    Jane Coleman heard her husband make an odd noise, “almost like hiccups but not exactly,” but when she turned to look at him, she knew immediately what was happening: He was having a stroke.