Primary Stroke Center

A stroke is brain damage caused by a blocked or bleeding artery in the brain. The American Stroke Association estimates that nearly 800,000 people will suffer a new or recurrent stroke this year.  

Demonstrating Commitment to Quality Care for Stroke Patients

We were awarded for our commitment to excellent stroke care from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association - the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Achievement Award. The award demonstrates our ability to be ready at any time to treat stroke patients as quickly as possible. We are committed to a higher stand of care to reach the best outcome for every stroke patient.

Target: Stroke Honor Roll - Door to needle times within 60 minutes for at least 75 percent of applicable patients.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes CHI Health Good Samaritan for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement measures and 75% or higher compliance with five or more Get with the Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years and achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy <60 minutes in 75% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association does not accredit, certify or endorse CHI Health Good Samaritan.

Best Outcomes

The Good Samaritan Stroke Center has received national certification as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. This means that we provide quality care to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients. People that go to Primary Stroke Center for acute stroke symptoms have better outcomes!

We provide rapid response in diagnosing and treating stroke patients. Our highly-specialized team collaborates at all stages of treatment using the most advanced research and technology.

Multidisciplinary Team

At Good Samaritan, our medical team consists of physicians and medical specialists from the neurosciences, internal medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, as well as respiratory, physical, occupational and speech therapists.  

The director of the Stoke Center is Pamela Palmer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CCRN.

For more information, contact our Good Samaritan Stroke Program Coordinator Shelly Jorges, at (308) 865-7189.