Nationally Recognized Stroke Care
Jefferson Washington Township Hospital is a NJ State Designated Comprehensive Stroke Center and Joint Commission Certified Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center.
Jefferson Washington Township Hospital consistently achieves the highest recognition for quality and speed receiving get with the Guidelines ® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll award. This award recognizes 85% or higher adherence to quality indicators for 2 or more years and measures the ability to increase the speed of administering clot busting medication- IV Alteplase (tPA).
Our stroke volume and outcome data are publicly reported according to the Joint Commission’s Quality Performance Measure Standards. This data reflects stroke admissions to Jefferson Washington Township for Neuroscience in NJ. Jefferson Health as a health system admits close to 5000 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)||88||94|
|Subarachnoid Hemmorhage (SAH)||17||18|
Treatment rates for acute ischemic stroke have increased over the past few years in the United States. Approximately 6-12% of all strokes receive treatment utilizing IV Alteplase (tPA). Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s average IV Alteplase administration rate is above the national average. Our rate for endovascular treatment utilizing mechanical thrombectomy was 7.4% in 2019 and 9.9% in 2020.
|Ischemic Stroke Treatment Rate||2019||2020|
Endovascular Stroke Arteriogram Complication Rate
|Surgical Complication Rate||2019||2020|
|Interventional Neuro-Radiology Complication Rate||0%||0%|