Stroke Quality Measures at LifeBridge Health

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

The stroke center at Sinai Hospital is accredited as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and by Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), signifying that it meets the highest national standards and has the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes. It also means that community hospitals that do not have stroke services transport patients to Sinai for advanced care.

Through its “Get with the Guidelines” (GWTG) program, the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has recognized Sinai Hospital since 2007 for its compliance with quality-achievement measures in the treatment of stroke. As the GWTG program has progressed, the AHA/ASA has introduced new award categories—each one setting the bar higher toward improving patient care; and each time, Sinai succeeded in hitting the bar, receiving the highest award possible every year since 2008.

In 2019, Sinai once again received the highest-level award—“GWTG-Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus”—for achieving ≥85% compliance with all GWTG-Stroke Achievement Measures and achieving ≥75% compliance with 5 or more GWTG-Stroke Quality Measures for more than 2 consecutive 12-month periods.

Sinai Hospital also qualified for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus award because it reduced the time between patients' arrival at the hospital and their treatment with the clot-busting tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) altepase, the only drug approved by the US Federal Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. Sinai achieved the door-to-needle (DTN) time of ≤60 minutes in at least 75% of eligible patients and DTN time of ≤45 minutes in at least 50% of eligible patients to improve quality of patient care and patient outcomes.

Northwest Hospital

The stroke center at Northwest Hospital is accredited as a Primary Stroke Center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). Since 2010, the stroke program there has been recognized by the AHA/ASA, and in 2018, it received the GWTG Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus because it reached the same criteria as listed above for Sinai Hospital.

Carroll Hospital

The stroke center at Carroll Hospital is accredited as a Primary Stroke Center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). In 2014 and 2018, Carroll Hospital received the AHA/ASA’s GWTG-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.


LifeBridge Health Stroke Resources

• Stroke Outcomes at LifeBridge Health • Stroke Statistics
• Stroke Quality Measures at LifeBridge Health • Signs & Symptoms of Stroke
• Advanced Stroke Treatment at LifeBridge Health • Stroke Prevention
• Stroke Rehabilitation at LifeBridge Health  • Stroke Team Videos
• Stroke Support at LifeBridge Health • Stroke Education Videos 


To make an appointment with a physician at Sinai Hospital’s Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, call 410-601-9515.
To make an appointment with a physician at Carroll Hospital's Primary Stroke Center, call 410-871-7000.