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Stroke Program Outcomes

Temple University Hospital and Jeanes Hospital Stroke Programs have achieved national recognition for their high success rate in treating complex stroke patients.

Our medical team uses advanced imaging techniques to rapidly characterize a stroke and initiate life-saving treatment — whether it is thrombolytic therapy, emergency surgery or endovascular intervention. We then smoothly transition patients into an appropriately customized rehabilitation program that includes speech, language and occupational therapy, psychological evaluations, social workers and pharmacists, and assistance with home care and assistive devices.

Temple University Hospital Designations & Stats

Temple University Hospital is one of only four designated Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the region, certified by The Joint Commission.

  • Temple cared for 579 stroke patients last year.

  • We intervened with clot-busting medication or intra-arterial clot retrieval devices for 15% of our ischemic stroke patients, surpassing the national average of 6–8%. Our complication rate was only 4%.

  • For patients who arrived within hours of their symptom onset, treatment resulted in improved functional independence measures.

  • For patients with brain aneurysms, we provided surgical clipping or intra-arterial coiling procedures to prevent strokes.

  • We performed 49 aneurysm treatment procedures, with a complication rate of 2%.

  • We performed carotid endarterectomy and carotid angioplasty procedures and stenting to prevent stroke by opening up blocked or narrowed arteries. We were able to perform these procedures with a complication rate of just 2.8%. 74% of the stroke patients who received these interventional procedures were able to return home or go to an acute rehabilitation facility.

American Heart Association & American Stroke Association Achievements

  • Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll 2017

  • Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll 2016

  • Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Honor Roll 2015

  • Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Honor Roll 2014

  • Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Honor Roll 2013

Jeanes Hospital Designations

The Joint Commission has certified Jeanes Hospital as a Primary Stroke Center. This certification recognizes the hospital's success in the implementation and mastery of clinical protocols for stroke patients developed by organizations such as the American Stroke Association.

Jeanes Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

The Jeanes Hospital Primary Stroke Center provides the highest level of care, from urgent diagnosis and treatment to early prevention. Emergency stroke cases are evaluated 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Jeanes Emergency Department.