As a certified Primary Stroke Center and trauma center with Level II capabilities, HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest consistently provides high-quality, advanced stroke care for patients throughout the North Houston area.

Stroke data report
July 2021- July 2022
Measure HCA Houston Northwest National Benchmark
Patients who arrive to Northwest within 24 hours of last being normal are seen rapidly by an ED physician within minutes of a stroke alert Median Arrival time to MD: 3 minutes Target stroke goal: 15 minutes or less
Percentage of patients treated with IV Alteplase (tPA) at Northwest 14% 3-8% (estimated national average)
Rapid Treatment with IV tPA has been demonstrated to improve stroke recovery after a stroke Median door to IV tPA : 39 minutes Joint commission goal: Door to treatment time in 60 minutes or less. Target Stroke Phase 3 goal: Door to treatment in 45 minutes or less
Acute stroke surgical intervention team is available 24 hours/7 days a week for eligible patients. Rapid treatment has been shown to improve recovery 125 minutes to recanalization National benchmark 120 minutes or less
Median Door to Start of thrombectomy 107 minutes National benchmark 90 minutes or less