STROKE CARE AND QUALITY OUTCOMES
In 2011, Redlands Community Hospital was certified by The Joint Commission as an
Advanced Primary Stroke Center.
To better serve its members and neighboring communities, RCH has since
expanded its neuroscience program services to include advanced and complex
neurosurgical and neuroendovascular therapies for both
Ischemic (blocked) and
Hemorrhagic (bleed) types of stroke and other neurological disease conditions. The completion
of the 1100 square foot hybrid neurointerventional/ neurosurgical operating
room suite, the first of its kind in the Inland Empire, the ongoing ESRI
Emergency Room expansion and remodeling with a dedicated stroke treatment
room and CT scanner, are testament to the organization’s commitment
to providing quality care.
Redlands Community Hospital offers diagnostic cerebral angiography and
other neuroendovascular/ neurosurgical treatment procedures (glossary
below) such as:
- Endovascular coiling and surgical clipping for brain aneurysms
- Wada testing
- Carotid stenting
- Intracranial angioplasty and embolization
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Lumbar drain placement
In 2019, Redlands Community Hospital performed 20 of these neuro-interventional
no complications reported.
With state-of-the-art equipment and neuroendovascular physician expertise,
the RCH stroke program now provides 24/7 treatment for eligible stroke
patients for mechanical endovascular reperfusion therapy or thrombectomy,
which is a procedure to
remove blood clots causing blockage to critical parts of the brain, and
restore blood flow to allow the highest chance of recovery for the patient. The RCH team works hard to improve blood flow to blocked areas of the
brain as much as possible, and achieving that technical goal is even more
rewarding when the stroke patient starts manifesting resolution of their deficits.
Below is how Redlands Community Hospital compare with other hospitals in
the state (All CA) and nationwide (All CSTK) who performed these services
in 2019 on rate of substantial reperfusion or restoring blood flow to
parts of the brain.
Source: GWTG-S IQVIA
Recognition and Achievement
Since 2014, Redlands Community Hospital’s Stroke Program has been
recognized by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s
Get With The Guidelines-Stroke for quality achievement in stroke care
and timeliness in providing stroke treatment to eligible patients.
- 2019 Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
- 2018 Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll
- 2017 Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll
- 2016 Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll
- 2014 Silver Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll
For more information on our Stroke Program and services, please call (909)335-5501 or email
Carotid endarterectomy: a surgical procedure used to reduce the risk of stroke by correcting stenosis
(narrowing) the common artery or internal carotid artery.
Carotid stenting: a procedure that opens clogged arteries to restore blood flow to the brain.
They are often performed to treat or prevent stroke.
Cerebral angiography: a diagnostic technique that uses an X-ray scanner and special dye, known
as contrast, to determine the health of blood vessels in the brain and
evaluate blow flow.
Endovascular coiling: a procedure performed to block blood flow into an aneurysm (a weakened
area in the wall of an artery).
Mechanical endovascular reperfusion therapy or thrombectomy: emergent treatment for stroke that removes larger clots that block large
blood vessels in the brain.
Intracranial angioplasty and embolization: used to widen blood vessels in the brain and treat abnormal blood vessels
in the brain.
Lumbar drain placement: a procedure to place a small tube in your lower back and into the spinal
colum to drain or collect cerebral spinal fluid.
Wada testing: Named after a Japanese physician who first performed it, this is a test
used to inform doctors about which side of the brain controls language
and the importance of the side of the brain with regards to memory function.