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Lifebridge Receives Special Distinction for Stroke Treatment at The Berman Brain & Spine Institute

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The Brain & Spine Institute is located in the Michel Mirowski Building at Sinai Hospital.

The Brain & Spine Institute is located in the Michel Mirowski Building at Sinai Hospital.

When it comes to medical care, those of us who live in Baltimore are lucky to have some of the finest institutions to turn to for help.  Just recently, The Berman Brain & Spine Institute’s Stroke Center at Sinai Hospital

was awarded a Target: Stroke designation by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in recognition of its excellence in delivering timely critical care to patients with acute stroke. The designation was earned because Sinai met the criteria of providing IV tPA, a clot-busting drug, to at least 50 percent of ischemic stroke patients within 60 minutes of their arrival at the hospital, also known as “door-to-needle time.” That was the rate over the last six months of 2012. To date, Sinai Hospital has increased the rate even more, to over 75 percent.

“The delivery of timely treatment to patients with stroke is

essential to ensuring successful outcomes for their long-term health,”

noted Adrian J. Goldszmidt, M.D., chief of the Department of Neurology

at Sinai Hospital. “We are pleased to be part of a select group of

hospitals throughout the country and one of only seven in Maryland to

have achieved this Target: Stroke distinction.”

The Stroke Centers at Sinai and Northwest Hospitals received 2013

Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards. This award recognizes

hospitals with at least 85 percent compliance with key national stroke

care guidelines for 24 or more consecutive months.

The Berman Brain & Spine Institute offers a comprehensive approach to

the treatment of strokes, with services available at both Sinai and

Northwest. These hospitals are designated by the Maryland Institute for

Emergency Medical Services Systems as stroke centers that are able to

offer round-the-clock advanced treatment for stroke patients.

LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers

of health services in northwest Baltimore. LifeBridge Health includes

Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center

and Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and

related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit

www.lifebridgehealth.org.

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