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"Stroke treatment is time-critical – the sooner a patient is treated, the better their chances of survival. Fast treatment can mean less disability, too. For strokes caused by a blood clot in the brain (ischemic), clot-busting medication must be adminis-tered within 4.5 hours from the time they first have symptoms. For bleeding strokes (hemorrhagic), time is also critical. As an emergency responder, you play a crucial role in getting patients to treatment in time. [Source]




  • State & Local Cardiac and Stroke (Emergency) Protocols & Partnerships:
      • Emergency Cardiac & Stroke System [Washington State (DOH) 2011] "A new state law creates an emergency cardiac and stroke system similar to the state’s trauma system. It’s intended to save lives and reduce disability for heart attack, cardiac arrest, and stroke patients. Emergency medical services (EMS) will take patients directly to hospitals that meet care requirements and choose to participate in the system."

      • Jefferson Healthcare Is Ahead of the Curve in Emergency Cardiac and Stroke Care [Jefferson HC Newsletter, Autumn 2010, p.8] "Jefferson Healthcare was the first hospital on the Olympic Peninsula to partner with Swedish Medical Center for stroke care. Now, under the new Emergency Cardiac and Stroke Care law (SSHB 2396), Jefferson Healthcare will qualify as a level III stroke facility and a level IV cardiac care facility. The law will allow Jefferson Healthcare to voluntarily self-identify its cardiac and stroke capabilities and designations, as of January 2011."

      • Jefferson Healthcare/ Swedish (Tele-) Stroke Partnership [Jefferson HC Newsletter, Winter 2009 (pdf)]
      • Jefferson - Swedish: Organizational Relationships
      • Press Release: Harrison Medical Center: "Harrison's stroke program recognized for outstanding care"- 1/4/2012 [Program dedicated to positive outcomes for stroke patients; incl. Partnershipwith UW & Harborview] Harrison Medical Center/University of Washington-Harborview Medical Center’s Partnership [Harrison Press Release "Harrison's stroke program recognized for outstanding care", January 4, 2012] "Harrison partners with Harborview Medical Center’s Telestroke Program to allow 24/7 consultation with a vascular neurologist and access to University of Washington stroke experts. Along with real-time consultation, the organizations share education and research as well as evidence-based clinical protocols and practice guidelines to ensure constant innovation in care..... Harrison’s coordinated approach to stroke care earned the Medical Center the American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Bronze Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Harrison’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations."

      • Other Alliances & Partnerships


    Northwest Region Hospitals (Kitsap and Olympic Penninsula):
    Emergency Cardiac and Stroke System Categorization Status

    Source: Washington State Emergency Cardiac and Stroke System:
    Participation Criteria for Level 1 and 2 Cardiac Centers
    Participation Criteria for Level 1, 2 & 3 Stroke Centers


  • Port Ludlow Patient Cases & Testimonials (Click)
    • The Heart of the Matter; Health Matters; Harrison Medical Center, George McCabe knows a little something about being in the right place at the right time. In February 2012, George and his wife Gina were in the waiting room of cardiologist Robin Houck, MD, for an appointment....

    • Cardiac Rehabilitation at Jefferson Healthcare [Voice, June 2012 (pdf); scroll to p.9] by Michael Graham, Guest Writer "On July 13, 2011, I found myself traveling to Harrison Medical Center for a triple coronary artery bypass grafting. The surgery was an unqualified success and I was able to return home after five days in the hospital. However, part of my discharge requirements was to enroll in a Cardiac Rehab program six weeks after my discharge. The thoracic surgeon spoke highly of Harrison’s cardiac rehab program and strongly recommended I attend. Fortunately, I was aware that Jefferson Healthcare had a similar program that is also highly rated and opted to travel to Port Townsend instead of crossing the bridge to Bremerton...."



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  • Washington State Emergency Cardiac and Stroke (ECS) System A 2010 state law created an Emergency Cardiac and Stroke (ECS) System similar to the state's Trauma System. It's intended to save lives and reduce disability for heart attack, cardiac arrest, and stroke patients. Emergency medical services (EMS) take patients directly to hospitals that meet care requirements and choose to participate in the system.

  • Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention [http://www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/heart_stroke/default.htm]


  • American Heart Association

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