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.
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.