Primary Stroke Center
Southeast Hospital: A National Leader in Stroke Care Designation
Southeast Hospital’s nationally recognized stroke care program has earned:
- The Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers
- Stroke Center Level II designation through Missouri’s Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) System.
- American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines® – Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll
Southeast’s Primary Stroke Center Offers Timely, definitive care for best outcomes for survival and recovery.
Southeast's full continuum of stroke care includes:
- Emergency Services
- Diagnostic Services
- Stroke Center
- Neurosciences Unit
- Intensive Care Unit
- Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation
- Outpatient Rehabilitation
- Southeast Neurology
Southeast Hospital treats more than 400 patients annually for stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack, a warning sign for a future stroke).
Missouri’s TCD System brings together the 911 emergency response system, ambulance services and hospitals in a new, integrated, definitive approach to provide a quicker response to stroke.
Southeast Neurosciences has a dedicated stroke team with an evidence-based protocol for treating stroke patients with the aid of advanced neurosurgery technologies. We also offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.
People who arrive with stroke symptoms are examined and sent for a CT scan as quickly as possible to diagnose stroke so that brain-saving treatment can begin. Treatment is most effective within a three-hour window of the onset of symptoms.
Do You Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke?
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
If you or someone you love experiences one or more of these systems, CALL 911.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with five or more Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Measures for two or consecutive years and achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes in 50% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.