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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 and Stats

Temple University Hospital is one of four Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the region, surrounded by many excellent Primary Stroke Centers.

Did You Know?

  • Our Stroke Program cared for 503 patients in 2018.
  • For patients who arrive within hours of their symptom onset, we can intervene with intravenous clot-busting medication or with intra-arterial clot retrieval devices.
    • We intervened on 22% of our ischemic stroke patients in 2018, while the national average is only 6-8%. Our complication rate is only 4%.
  • For patients with brain aneurysms, we provide procedures such as surgical clipping, or intra-arterial coiling to prevent strokes.
    • We performed 54 aneurysm treatment procedures, with a complication rate of 0%.
  • We also perform procedures such as carotid endarterectomy and carotid angioplasty and stenting to prevent stroke by opening up blocked or narrowed arteries. We are able to perform these procedures with a complication rate of just 4.2%. 
  • 74% of stroke patients who received the interventions above were able to return home, or go to an acute rehabilitation facility. 

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Achievements

  • 2018: 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 Elite Plus Honor Roll
  • 2015: Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Honor Roll
  • 2014: Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Honor Roll
  • 2013: Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Honor Roll

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.