What is a Stroke:
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding brain cells. Brain cells die when they no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood or there is sudden bleeding into or around the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
Need to know information regarding a Stroke:
Please contact Becka Neumiller for information.
The Stroke System of Care Act passed in 2016 established the Stroke System of Care to provide patients with the highest quality of care and ensure a seamless transition with all medical personnel involved in the care of the patient. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Nebraska and the leading cause of disability in the US. The OEHS partners with the Nebraska State Stroke Advisory Task Force, Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council and the American Stroke Association to implement this system of care.
The act allows DHHS to designate hospitals as a stroke centers. Every non-designated hospital is required to provide certification for stroke care that will be collected and distributed to each EMS service physician medical director.
The current Nebraska Stroke Designated Hospitals are:
Comprehensive Stroke Centers:
Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Centers:
Primary Stroke Centers:
Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals:
If your hospital would like to apply or renew your Nebraska stroke designation, fill out the following application:
Stroke Center Designation Application
The Stroke Advisory Task Force advises the Department of Health and Human Services on the implementation of the Stroke System of Care.
A STEMI (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) is a time sensitive emergency where one or more of the heart's major arteries are blocked. The STEMI Initiative was started with grants awarded through The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and Nebraska Legislature to purchase equipment capable of identifying a STEMI. The STEMI initiative works to rapidly identify, diagnose, transport and treat STEMI patients to reduce the damage done to the heart. The STEMI initiative works to rapidly identify, diagnose, treat and transport STEMI patients to reduce the damage done to the heart.
Nebraska participates in the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES), which allows EMS services and hospitals to measure the performance of the treatment of cardiac arrest. This information is then used to improve cardiac arrest care to help increase survival rates.
Please contact Becka Neumiller for more information on how to participate in the CARES registry.