Nov 17, 2020
Baxter Regional receives 2020 Site Excellence Award
Baxter Regional Medical Center was awarded the Site Excellence Award during the 2020
UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation (IDHI)
Stroke Program Conference (formally known as the AR SAVES Conference) for going “above and
beyond” in the care of stroke patients.
Baxter Regional is one of five hospitals selected as winners of this year’s
Site Excellence Award. Sites were chosen based on exceptional performance
as a stroke ready hospital. Considerations included staff training, exceeding
programmatic expectations and community outreach.
Baxter Regional also achieved the best Door to Needle treatment time for
the 2019-2020 year and highest treatment rate in 2020 compared to hospitals
of the same size.
UAMS IDHI Stroke Program is a telemedicine program that links emergency room doctors from 54 sites
across Arkansas to a stroke neurologist via a live, two-way video, so
that even patients in rural areas can receive care for stroke 24-hours
a day. The program provides stroke patients the necessary time-sensitive
care by a vascular neurologist required for good outcomes.
Statistics show that Arkansans are at a higher risk of death from stroke
than residents of most other states. The IDHI Stroke Program and its partnership
with Baxter Regional and other hospitals like them throughout the state
allow Arkansans to get the life-saving treatment they need close to home.