Welcome to the MidAmerica Stroke Network
Stroke patients who receive tPA within three hours of the onset of stroke symptoms are at least 30 percent more likely to recover with little or no disability after three months. Expert staff at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital wanted to find a solution in response to the countless number of stroke patients who were not receiving adequate stroke treatment throughout our region. Therefore, in May 2008 after months of conducting research and soliciting support, Saint Louis University Hospital officially launched the MidAmerica Stroke Network, promoting quality stroke care measures throughout the region.
The MidAmerica Stroke Network provides critical care to stroke patients and has been a point of pride for our hospital. Here are just a few aspects of the Network that we are proud of:
- Founded in May 2008
- Certified Stroke Center of Excellence by the Joint Commission
- 24 hour access to care, seven days a week
- Triple Gold Achievement Award from the AHA
We are extremely appreciative of the members who have joined our Network. Their interest and commitment directly impacts critical access to care and stroke awareness regionally.