Nationally Recognized Stroke Care
In 2013, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital achieved Comprehensive Stroke Center Designation through the State of NJ.
Jefferson Washington Township Hospital also achieved the highest recognition for quality and speed, Get with the Guidelines ®- Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. This award recognizes 85% or higher adherence to quality indicators for two or more years, and measures the ability to increase the speed of administering the clot busting medication- IV Alteplase (tPA).
Our stroke volume and outcome data is publically reported according to the Joint Commission’s Quality Performance Measure Standards. This data reflects stoke admissions to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital for Neuroscience in NJ. Jefferson Health as a health system admits close to 5,000 stroke patients per year at all hospital locations making us one of the largest health systems in the US treating and caring for stroke patients.
Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Volumes
|Intracerebral Hemmorhage (ICH)||97||93|
|Subarachnoid Hemmorhage (SAH)||17||20|
Treatment rates for acute ischemic stroke remains low in the United States. Approximately 3-5 percent of all strokes receive treatment utilizing IV Alteplase (tPA). Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s average IV Alteplase rate is more than 3 times the national average. Our rate for endovascular treatment utilizing mechanical thrombectomy was 5.2% in 2017 and 7.6% in 2018.
|Ischemic Stroke Treatment Rate||2017||2018|
Endovascular Stroke Arteriogram Complication Rate
|Surgical Complication Rate||2017||2018|
|Interventional Neuro-Radiology Complication Rate||0%||0%|