Gulf Stream Stroke Coalition
 

GULF STREAM STROKE COALITION

A 501c3 Corporation 

MISSION STATEMENT

To promote unified cooperation between healthcare systems to improve the quality of
stroke care for the Tri-County area of the Treasure Coast Martin, and Palm Beach County.

 

  The main purpose of the Gulf Stream Stroke Coalition is organized as a Non for Profit 501 (c)(3) Corporation to promote healthcare awareness to the general public by conducting seminars, training and publishing of brochures and information relating to healthy living. To bring together hospital employees, EMS providers, Physicians, Vendors, or anyone who is interested to participate and volunteer time and resources to achieve the main objective of the Gulf Stream Stroke Coalition

 

2014 GOALS

Patient Outcomes

1. To facilitate through education and cooperation of Gulf Stream Stroke Coalition member hospitals to meet or exceed the American Heart Association (AHA ) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) standards for the administration of tPA for patients who are deemed eligible to receive it. (Currently the standard for CMS is 100% of eligible patients).

2. To facilitate through education and cooperation of Gulf Stream Stroke Coalition member hospitals to meet or exceed the AHA / ASA standards for door to needle time of 60 minutes in the administration of tPA.-

(Currently CMS is moving to 60 minutes for door to needle time in 100% of patients deemed eligible to receive it).

3. To facilitate through education and cooperation of Gulf Stream Coalition Stroke member hospitals to transfer 100% of the patients needing a Comprehensive Stroke Center within 60 minutes from door to treatment.

4. To facilitate through education and cooperation of Gulf Stream Coalition member hospitals that 100% of all stroke patients have a modified Rankin score at discharge.

5. To facilitate through education and cooperation of Gulf Stream Coalition member hospitals to reduce the thirty day mortality rate by working with long term care facilities to improve the transition from acute care.

Community Out Reach Goals

1. Establish proposals in our communities that support data collection and sharing to improve stroke outcomes.

2. Expand the use of social media to enhance community knowledge of stroke signs and symptoms.

3. Provide a variety of community educational programs focused on stroke awareness and prevention.

Organizational Goals

1. Complete the membership drive post 501(c)(3) designation

2. Review possibilities of grant opportunities to support community education efforts.

3. Continue to explore and develop opportunities for data sharing within the Gulf Stream Coalition member hospitals including EMS providers.

4. Review and respond to both Federal and State legislation and CMS regulations regarding stroke initiatives,

5. Continue cooperation and meetings with Broward and Miami Stroke Councils.

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