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.
|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|