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Stroke Care

Each year, over 500 patients are treated for stroke symptoms at BIDMC. 

Since 2008, BIDMC has been recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as a Primary Stroke Service Provider. With strong, coordinated approaches to care, BIDMC's Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Radiology, Lab Services and Nursing staff work together to ensure safe, effective and efficient services.

BIDMC actively participates in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's "Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke" program - a national collaborative aimed at ensuring best practices and strong outcomes for all Stroke patients.  
The information below tells you how closely BIDMC meets recommended guidelines for stroke care. For more information, click on the name of the measure. Learn more about Stroke and Stroke Patient Care and Treatment at BIDMC.

Emergency Department Stroke Care:

Emergent Stroke Care

BIDMC Performance
CY 2013 1

Door to IV rt-PA Time
A higher score is better.
100% 100%


Inpatient Stroke Care: 

Inpatient Care for
Stroke 2

BIDMC Performance
Q2 FY 2014
Antithrombotic Therapy By the End of 2nd Hospital Day 
A higher score is better.
95% 100%
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention 
A higher score is better.
93% 100%

Stroke Prevention at Discharge: 

Stroke Prevention 2 BIDMC Performance
Q2FY 2014
Cholesterol-Lowering Medication (Statins) Prescribed at Discharge 
A higher score is better.
96% 100%
Antithrombotic Medication Prescribed at Discharge
A higher score is better.
99% 100%
Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter Prescribed at Discharge
A higher score is better.
100% 100%
Smoking Cessation Counseling
A higher score is better.
100% 100%
Assessed for Rehabilitation 
A higher score is better.
94% 100%

1 BIDMC performance data submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Public Heath, Primary Stoke Services Registry.
2 BIDMC performance data submitted to Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) program sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

Last Updated:  June 2014

Contact Information

Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215