BRMC recognized for care of stroke patients


Baxter Regional Medical Center (BRMC) received the Site Excellence Award during the 2020 UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation (IDHI) Stroke Program Conference for going “above and beyond” in the care of stroke patients.

Baxter Regional is one of five hospitals selected as winners of this year’s Site Excellence Award. Sites were chosen based on exceptional performance as a stroke ready hospital. Considerations included staff training, exceeding programmatic expectations and community outreach.

Baxter Regional also achieved the best Door to Needle treatment time for the 2019-2020 year and highest treatment rate in 2020 compared to hospitals of the same size.

The UAMS IDHI Stroke Program is a telemedicine program that links emergency room doctors from 54 sites across Arkansas to a stroke neurologist via a live, two-way video, so that even patients in rural areas can receive care for stroke 24-hours a day. The program provides stroke patients the necessary time-sensitive care by a vascular neurologist required for good outcomes.

Statistics show that Arkansans are at a higher risk of death from stroke than residents of most other states. The IDHI Stroke Program and its partnership with Baxter Regional and other hospitals like them throughout the state allow Arkansans to get the life-saving treatment they need close to home.

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