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Stroke outcomes

Stroke program

How we compare* CHOMP GWTG 
ALL Hospitals
GWTG
CA** 
Hospitals
Higher is better (Full Year 2016 Data)

Door to tPA in 60 minutes
Percent of acute ischemic stroke patients receiving intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) therapy during the hospital stay who have a time from hospital arrival to initiation of thrombolytic therapy administration (door-to-needle time) of 60 minutes or less.

(Two million brain cells die every minute during an acute stroke. The more rapidly tPA – a clot busting medication – is given, the better the patient outcomes).
Better 91% 78% 82%
Door to tPA in 45 minutes
(Same as 60 minutes)
Better 52% 45% 47%
Lower is better (Full Year 2016 Data)

tPA complication rate
Complications include: bleeding into the brain and/or other serious bleeding risks (e.g., gastrointestinal).

Better 0% 4% 3%

Data is shown for ischemic stroke, a stroke caused by arteries to the brain being narrowed or blocked which results in reduced blood flow. If this continues, even for a few minutes, brain cells start to die.

*As compared to ALL (nationwide) hospitals in the American Heart/Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) Database. GWTG is a program that ensures continuous quality improvement of acute stroke treatment and ischemic stroke prevention. The program aims to help ensure that eligible patients are initiated on guideline recommended therapies and receive appropriate counseling prior to hospital discharge.

**California (CA) Hospitals in the American Heart/Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines Database (GWTG).

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Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

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