Our Approach

In the minutes following a stroke, brain cells begin to die. The multidisciplinary team of specialists at CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick  provides stroke care from the emergency department through treatment and rehabilitation. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) calls ahead to the CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Emergency Department to activate our stroke alert team, which is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The stroke team immediately initiates comprehensive evaluation and treatment, quickly determining whether a stroke is ischemic (blocked blood vessel) or hemorrhagic (caused by a bleeding blood vessel).

In addition, we help with behavior health, long term treatment and stabilization for stroke and chronic conditions.

Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review in November 2018. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. 

Established in 2003, Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers is awarded for a two-year period to Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals. The certification was derived from the Brain Attack Coalition’s “Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers” (JAMA, 2000) and the “Revised and Updated Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers” (Stroke, 2011).

Stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

 

 

Our Location

CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital
524 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

PH: 337-478-9653

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