Nationally-recognized Comprehensive Stroke Center
Time loss is brain loss: If you or someone you are with is having a stroke, dial 911.
Compassionate, Comprehensive Stroke Care & Treatment
At NFRMC, we have a dedicated team of stroke clinicians who focus on rapid treatment of stroke 24/7, 365 days of the year. When the Emergency Department announces a stroke alert, our experienced, specially trained physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and technicians respond to the call. When the patient arrives, the team is already at the door to meet the patient and receive important information first hand from the EMS, Air Life and/or family. Our multidisciplinary stroke team extends to interventional neurologists, neurosurgeons, intensivists, neurohospitalists, hospitalists, dedicated critical care and med/surg neuroscience nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, case managers, all of whom provide care for patients during their recovery.
Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification
North Florida Regional Medical Center is proud to have a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DVN-GL Healthcare. DNV GL's stroke certification programs incorporate elements from their NIAHO® hospital accreditation standards, as well as requirements from the Guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition, and Recommendations of the American Stroke Association.
Improving Patient Outcomes
Our advanced, state-of-the-art stroke care & treatment vastly improves patient outcomes.
Through updated acute stroke protocols, NFRMC has now extended its stroke treatment window to 24 hours from last known normal. With the lengthened time frame, the team is better able to provide efficient, high-quality care for patients. This coupled with our gold-standard stroke treatment procedures provides patients with exemplary stroke care.
At NFRMC, treatment with IV t-PA, a medication used to dissolve dangerous clots in blood vessels, is used in medically appropriate patients when a clot occurs in an area of the brain. Greater than 90% of medically appropriate patients receive IV t-PA in under 40 minutes, exceeding the national goal of 60 minutes. Our updated processes have improved the hospital's median door-to-needle (DTN) times to be consistently under 40 minutes.
Vascular & Interventional Neurological Procedures
- Intracranial endovascular coiling
- Acute stroke thrombectomies
- Carotid artery extracranial and intracranial angioplasty and stenting
- Diagnostic, cerebral and spinal angiography
- Extracranial and intracranial embolization of tumors, vascular malformations and fistula
- Provacted (Wada) testing
- Vascular & neuro critical care subspecialty
Procedures & Conditions
- Aneurysm treatment
- Epistaxis embolization
- Stroke neurology
Comprehensive Stroke Center Awards and Certifications
North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC) is honored to proudly exhibit its Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DVN-GL Healthcare, and its Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for the implementation of specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Both awards recognize our commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
DNV GL's stroke certification programs incorporate elements from their NIAHO® hospital accreditation standards, as well as requirements from the Guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition, and Recommendations of the American Stroke Association. Additionally, to receive the Silver Plus Quality Achievement award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke achievement indicators for at least 12 consecutive months, and during the same period achieve 75 percent or higher compliance, with five of eight Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality measures.
The right choice for comprehensive treatment of Stroke, Neurological Diseases and Disorders