Location/Hours of Stroke Follow-Up Clinic:
Stroke Follow-up Clinic
West Jefferson Medical Center
1111 Medical Center Blvd., South Tower, 7th Floor
Marrero, LA 70072
Every Friday, 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Stroke is a brain attack. It is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer. West Jefferson Medical Center
is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to care for patients with stroke symptoms immediately.
West Jefferson Medical Center’s Stroke Center earned The Joint Commission’s designation as Louisiana’s first Nationally Certified Primary
Stroke Center in 2006. Accredited since that year, our team is dedicated to offering the most comprehensive program of its kind in Louisiana.
Since we are an accredited Primary Stroke Center, New Orleans area patients receive hospital services that meet rigorous national standards
for stroke care and have the critical elements needed for long-term success in improving outcomes. Our patients are assured certified physicians
and medical staff members that can give them personalized care during their recovery.
Strokes affect over 700,000 people each year and cause widespread disability and death throughout the United States. Strokes are a serious matter
and the qualified staff at our Stroke Center works vigorously to help patients recover from strokes or prevent future strokes.
Our dedication and diligence in stroke treatment and research has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, which awarded the
Get with the Guidelines Silver Quality Performance Achievement Award to West Jefferson Medical Center. Patient education is extremely important
in treating and preventing strokes, and information packets are given to each patient that give guidelines for preventative measures and methods.
The Stroke Center treats acute strokes, TIAs and other neurological and neurosurgical conditions. Space is dedicated within this unit for epilepsy
monitoring in affiliation with LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. Here neuroscience specialists further care for patients requiring this
monitoring service. Specialized equipment is available to assist specialists with monitoring and providing diagnostic treatment services. At West
Jefferson Medical Center’s Stroke Center, New Orleans area patients get the advantage of cutting-edge methods, technology and procedures.
- Our patients receive 20% tPA rate, a lifesaving medicine for stroke victims, which is higher than the national average of 3-8 percent according to
the American Heart Association.
- Our team meets or exceeds all national time standards for door to tPA, CT, lab, EKG and chest X-ray.
- Dedicated 23 bed Stroke/Orthopedic unit and stroke team including neurologists, nurses, radiologists, pharmacists, therapists (physical, respiratory, occupational
and speech), and an interventional neuroradiologist
- Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke patients or caregivers who received written educational materials about Stroke care and prevention
during the hospital stay was at 99%, which is higher than the national average of 90% for this metric.
- Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke patients who were evaluated for rehabilitation services was at 100%, which is higher than the national
average of 98% for this metric.
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After a stroke, patients continue to receive care at our Rehab Care Center. A full stroke rehabilitation program helps stroke patients
return to a more full life.
2015 Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite: American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Time to thrombolytic therapy within 60 minutes in 75 percent or more of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV
tPA (current criteria and same volume thresholds).
2014 GET WITH THE GUIDELINES STROKE GOLD PLUS QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
West Jefferson has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold plus Quality Achievement
Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in providing excellent care for stroke patients by following evidence-based guidelines.
To receive the award, West Jefferson achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for
three or more consecutive years, and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 quality measures. These measures include clot-busting medication,
anticoagulation therapy, cholesterol-reducing drugs and smoking cessation — all aimed at reducing death and disability, and improving the lives of stroke patients.
Stroke Support Group
Click for printable PDF version of Support Group Flyer
- “Living With Stroke” - Richard Senelick, MD
- “Stroke and the Family” - Joel Stein, MD
- “Nutrition and Stroke: Prevention & Treatment” - Salah Gariballa
- “The High Blood Pressure Solution” - Richard Moore, PhD