Stroke Care Measures at BIDMC

In 2018 BIDMC received Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission. Hospitals achieve this certification by demonstrating that they have specific training and resources in Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Radiology, Lab Services and Nursing Care to receive and treat the most complex stroke patients. The Stroke Care team assures that we are consistently providing the best care to our stroke patients based on National, State, and Internal Stroke Care guidelines.


Since 2008, BIDMC has been recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as a Primary Stroke Service Provider.

BIDMC also 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.

Learn more about Stroke Patient Care and Treatment at BIDMC.

Stroke Care at BIDMC

The chart below shows how BIDMC meets recommended guidelines for stroke care.

Measures and Targets

Q2 2020

Q3 2020

Q4 2020

Q1 2021

Total

Discharged on Antithrombotics 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Target 98% 98% 98% 98% 98%

 Rehab Assessment  100%  96%  97%  99%  98%
 Target  98%  98%  98%  98%  98%

 IV rt-PA within 60 mins  100%  N/A  100%  100%  100%
 Target  98%  98%  98%  98%  98%

 Discharged on Anticoagulants for Afib/Aflutter  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%
 Target  98%  98%  98%  98%  98%

 VTE Prophylaxis  99%  99%  100%  98%  99%
 Target  98%  98%  98%  98%  98%

 Stroke Education  93%  98%  95%  93%  95%
 Target  98%  98%  98%  98%  98%