UAMS recognizes AMMC stroke program

Bridget Jantti (left), and Tracy Sandusky display the Honorable Mention award that AMMC received from the UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation (IDHI) Stroke Program Conference. Jantti, a Registered Nurse, is AMMC’s Institute for Digital Health & Innovation (IDHI) – Stroke Program Facilitator. Sandusky, also an RN, is the hospital’s Assistant IDHI Facilitator.

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has received an Honorable Mention Award during the 2020 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health and Innovation (IDHI) Stroke Program Conference for going “above and beyond” in the care of stroke patients.

According to information made available by AMMC Director of the Foundation and Marketing Tori Thompson, the facility received the award for both meeting all the minimum requirements of the program and making great improvements in internal processes, door to needle times, outreach and training over the last year.

The UAMS IDHI Stroke Program is a telemedicine program linking emergency room doctors from 54 sites across Arkansas to a stroke neurologist via a live, two-way video. The technology permits even patients in rural areas to receive stroke care around the clock. The IDHI program provides stroke patients necessary time-sensitive care from a vascular neurologist to achieve good outcomes.

Statistics show that Arkansans are at a higher risk of death from stroke than residents of most other states.

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