Stroke Center outcomes

The Nebraska Medicine Stroke Center treats over 700 patients every year.

Below is a table of our 2021 first and second quarter outcomes.

Some definitions:

  • IV tPA – Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator. This medicine is the only one of its kind to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating an acute ischemic stroke. 
  • Interventional radiology mechanical thrombectomy – A minimally-invasive surgical procedure done to remove a clot from an artery. 
  • Groin puncture – Puncturing the skin in the area at the top of your thigh to start an interventional radiology mechanical thrombectomy
  • Reperfusion of vessel – Restoring blood flow to an injured area
  • Hemorrhagic stroke – A type of stroke caused by a ruptured blood vessel in the brain
Nebraska Medicine Stroke Center outcomes
Measure Nebraska Medicine Benchmark Goal
Percentage of patients treated with IV tPA within 45 min or less 84% 80% of all eligible patients 45 minutes or less 
Door to interventional radiology mechanical thrombectomy within 45 minutes or less 35 minutes 45 minutes or less
Door to groin puncture within 60 minutes or less 42 minutes 60 minutes or less
Door to reperfusion of vessel once clot is removed within 120 minutes or less 96 minutes 120 minutes or less
Patients who arrive by EMS with stroke signs and symptoms are seen by the stroke team within minutes of arrival Average of 1 minute 10 minutes or less
Hemorrhagic stroke patients who need intervention due to an aneurysm rupture can be treated 24/7 by a Neurovascular Intervention team 34 aneurysm clips or coils in 2020 12 aneurysm clips or coils in the last 12 months 


Goals are based on the requirements outlined to receive recognition and accreditation from the American Heart Association and The Joint Comission Stroke Certification. 

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