Time Critical Diagnosis: Stroke

Missouri’s new statewide emergency medical care response system, which recognizes four levels of designation, is designed to help provide a quicker response and higher quality care when a time-criticalemergency happens.

The TCD System brings together the 9-1-1 response system, ambulance services and hospitals in a more integrated and coordinated approach to help a greater number of people get to the care they need in order to enhance survival rates and increase a patient’s chance of recovering from trauma, stroke, and heart attack.

The Missouri hospitals of HCA Midwest Health are proud to be among the first to achieve state designation for Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) for stroke.

Research Medical Center – Level I

Research Medical Center has achieved the highest level of stroke designation awarded. The hospital functions as a primary resource center within the region, maintaining specialized resources for the most complex patients.

In addition, Research Medical Center was recently named a Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke-Elite hospital. Research Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to hold Elite status, which means 75% of our ischemic stroke patients receive t-PA, the clot-busting drug, within 60 minutes. Research Medical Center is an accredited stroke center

Centerpoint Medical Center – Level II

Centerpoint Medical Center provides definitive care to high volumes of trauma, stroke, and STEMI patients within the region.

In addition, Centerpoint recently received notification they have been named a Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke-Elite hospital for providing t-PA within 60 minutes to 75% of ischemic stroke patients. Centerpoint Medical Center is an accredited stroke center.

Lee’s Summit Medical Center – Level II

Lee’s Summit Medical Center provides definitive care to high volumes of trauma, stroke, and STEMI patients within the region.

In addition, Lee’s Summit Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke-Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, recognizing the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. Lee’s Summit Medical Center is an accredited stroke center.

Belton Regional Medical Center – Level III

Belton Regional Medical Center plays a vital role in providing access into the TCD System and important patient care in non-metropolitan areas, and generally refers to a higher-level center for definitive care.

Belton Regional Medical Center has recently joined the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke (GWTG-Stroke).


Learn more at hcamidwest.com/stroke