5th leading causes of death and disability
400 stroke patients: Average number of stroke patients treated at CHRISTUS St. each year.Elizabeth
3 hours: From the onset of symptoms, this is the window of time in which clot-busting drugs can be given for a better chance of recovery.
45 minutes: This is the national standard time, when patients arrive at the hospital, they should be diagnosed and given anticoagulant drugs such as alteplase
35 minutes: Exceeds National Standards, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. At Mount Elizabeth Hospital so far this year, the time it takes for patients to come in and receive medication is 10 minutes below the national target.
Information from Christus Southeast Texas Health System