Wisconsin Telestroke Network Welcomes Beloit Health System
Madison, Wisconsin - Beloit Health System is now online as the seventh member of the Wisconsin Telestroke Program, headquartered at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
This can mean quicker treatment for patients who go to Beloit Health System’s emergency center experiencing stroke symptoms. Emergency physicians in
When strokes strike, speed is of the essence because the clot-busting drug called tPA must be given within four hours after the onset of an ischemic stroke. About 700,000 people have ischemic strokes in the
“We’re pleased to welcome the Beloit community into our network,” says Dr. Justin Sattin, medical director of the UW stroke program. “The telestroke system means patients will be receiving the best possible care close to home, while having access to stroke specialists who are on call around the clock for consultations. In the case of stroke, time saved is brain saved.”
Through its telestroke network, the UW Comprehensive Stroke Center provides emergency care to stroke patients at a network of hospitals in
UW Hospital is one of the first certified comprehensive stroke centers in the country. The Joint Commission, which provides the certification, documented every step of a stroke patient’s care, from first radio contact with the ambulance crew through the emergency department, imaging, neurology, neurosurgery, hospital care, and rehabilitation. To meet the “comprehensive” standard, the hospital proved it was ready 24/7 to treat multiple complex stroke cases at the same time. Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers must have advanced imaging and treatment capabilities, specialists on staff around the clock, specially trained staff and physicians, and faculty engaged in stroke research.
Date Published: 11/04/2014