OhioHealth Mobile Stroke Unit: Healthcare Achievement Awards 2021
OhioHealth Mobile Stroke Unit: Finalist, Healthcare Trailblazer-organization, Columbus CEO Healthcare Achievement Awards 2021
The Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, launched in 2019 and funded by OhioHealth, offers critical assistance to stroke victims in a situation where every second counts. A leading cause of death worldwide, strokes can cause critical damage with every minute that passes.
The Mobile Stroke Unit decreases the time it takes to receive treatment by meeting patients on location, in an average of 15 minutes, instead of waiting to transfer the patient to a hospital for care. The unit’s team provides CT scans and can offer treatment that will stop stroke progression before the patient even leaves their driveway.