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Quality of Stroke Care

Feel confident that you or your loved one will receive timely, effective stroke care at Cone Health so you can experience the best outcome possible.

Skilled, Timely Stroke Treatment

Between October 2014 and September 2015, 1,120 of your friends and neighbors received stroke treatment at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Learn about their care.

tPA Rate

This graph shows the percentage of patients who received tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), a clot-dissolving medication that can only be administered within three hours of the onset of stroke symptoms.

Moses Cone Hospital 12.2%
All GWTG* Hospitals 10.3%

tPA Administered Within 45 Minutes of Hospital Arrival

This graph shows how many patients with ischemic stroke who received tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) medication got their treatment within 45 minutes of arriving at the hospital. A quick “door-to-needle” time is important because the benefits of tPA are time-dependent.

Moses Cone Hospital 51%
All GWTG* Hospitals 30%

Stroke Survival Rate

This data shows the percentage of patients who died after receiving stroke treatment at Moses Cone Hospital within a specific time frame (actual mortality rate) and the percentage of people who were expected to die based on the severity of their condition (expected mortality).

Moses Cone Hospital 92.4%
Expected** 89.9%
*GTWG - This Get With The Guidelines® Aggregate Data report was generated using the Quintiles PMT® system. Copy or distribution of the Get With The Guidelines® Aggregate Data is prohibited without the prior written consent of the American Heart Association and Quintiles. Report date: 5/5/2016

Effective Stroke Rehabilitation

Rely on the specialized inpatient program at Cone Health Rehabilitation Center to help you or your loved one regain independence after stroke.

Daily Functional Progress

This graph shows the average positive change in Functional Independence Measure (FIM) per day. The FIM scale assesses physical and cognitive disability, with higher scores indicating more independence.

Cone Health 1.97
National Average 1.89

Returned Home After Rehabilitation

This graph shows how many patients returned home after completing an inpatient stroke rehabilitation program. Higher percentages are better.

Cone Health 76.39%
National Average 69.57%

Spot a Stroke FAST

  • Face Drooping
  • Arm Weakness
  • Speech Difficulty
  • Time to Call 9-1-1

If you or someone else shows signs of a stroke, call 9-1-1 for immediate medical care.

Download this flyer for a quick reference of stroke symptoms.

Stroke Flyer

Meet Unstoppable

Meet James

Revascularization Device. Try saying that three times fast. Or when you have a stroke and right side of your face goes numb.

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