Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification recognizes those hospitals that have state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes. Select Memorial Hermann hospitals* have undergone rigorous surveys in which experts reviewed the hospital’s compliance with stringent Comprehensive Stroke Center standards and requirements, including advanced imaging capabilities, around-the-clock availability of specialized treatments, and staff with the unique education and competencies to care that support the highest level of outcomes for complex stroke patients.

Discharge to Community Data

Discharge to community 2019 2020 2021
Home 49% 49% 50%
Inpatient Rehabilitation 22% 22% 18%
Skilled Nursing Facility/Long Term Care 11% 9% 10%
Long Term Acute Care 1.3% 2.5% 2%
Hospice 5% 5% 6%

Types of Strokes Volume

Stroke volumes 2019 2020 2021
Ischemic 2,459 2,291 2,540
Hemorrhagic  (SAH and ICH/IVH) 1,074 1,017 1,127

Patients who received Acute Stroke treatment

2020 2021
Percent of patients treated with clot busting (thrombolytic) medication 21% 20%
Percentage of patients who were treated with mechanical endovascular reperfusion therapy** 22% 14%
**Mechanical endovascular reperfusion therapy consists of going in through the artery to manually retrieve a clot and/or administer a clot busting medication at the direct site of blockage.

Stroke Patient Count by Age

Age 2019 2020 2021
<18 0.25% 0.15% 0.21%
18-45 9% 10% 10%
46-65 40% 40% 39%
66-84 40% 40% 40%
85+ 11% 10% 11%

*Data aggregated from outcome results for hospitalized stays across Memorial Hermann Hospitals: Texas Medical Center, Memorial City, Southwest, The Woodlands. Data from the Vizient Clinical Data Base used with permission of Vizient, Inc. All rights reserved.

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