Jehangir Hospital has once again earned Platinum status for excellence in ‘Stroke Care’ consecutively in Q4 2020 and Q1 2021 respectively. Jehangir Hospital is one amongst the seven hospitals in India to receive the Platinum Award for two consecutive quarters, thereby making it to the top ten list of hospitals for excellence in ‘Stroke Care’ in India.
Based on the criteria that were met by Jehangir Hospitals’ able team of Emergency Physicians, Neurosurgeons, Interventional Neurologists, Intensivists, Radiology includes door to needle time, door to groin time, recanalization procedure rate out of total stroke incidence in the hospital, CT/MRI imaging procedures and others were responsible for this remarkable achievement in ‘Stroke Care’.
Criteria that have been met to get the Platinum status are:
- Door to needle time
- Door to groin time
- Recanalization procedure rate out of total stroke incidence in the hospital
- CT/MRI imaging procedures
- Patients undergoing Dysphagia screen
- Ischemic stroke patients discharged with antiplatelets
- Atrial fibrillation related stroke patients discharged with anticoagulants
Speaking on this occasion Mr. Vinod Sawantwadkar, CEO, Jehangir Hospital said, “Jehangir Hospital’s Stroke programme was launched on World Stroke Day on October 29, 2011, for rehabilitating stroke patients. Since then, the hospital’s emergency department has saved many lives. Many patients have gone back walking to their homes from the emergency departments themselves. If the patient reaches the hospital within the window period of 180 minutes from the onset of the first symptoms, they can be thrombolysed following which, there is a high probability of a complete reversal of the deficits suffered. Hospital plans to regularly apply for such recognitions as they not only motivate the team but also enable us to set new benchmarks and goals for better success and clinical outcome.”
Commenting on the achievement, Dr. Soumya Chandrasekhar – Head of Emergency Department, Jehangir Hospital said, “We are proud of winning this prestigious award conferred by the World Stroke Organization for the efficient implementation of our holistic CODE stroke programme. We have an organised process in place whereby Emergency Physicians coordinate with Neurologist, Radiologists and intensivists to fast track the process of providing quality care to any stroke patient.”
In addition, The World Stroke Organisation (WSO)has given this award to Hospitals and Stroke Champions who are committed to offering standardised and timely treatment to stroke patients. The CODE stroke programme at the hospital was introduced by Late Dr Fiyaz Pasha way back in 2015. He was the head of the Emergency Department at Jehangir Hospital and now the same department has been named after him for his exemplary service in this area.