American Heart Association – Midwest Affiliate

Award / $50,000

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / West Des Moines, IA Cerro Gordo, Woodbury, Dubuque, Johnson counties of focus

Grant Summary:

The project will support the expansion of data collection and reporting from rural hospitals providing thrombolytic therapy to stroke patients prior to transfer to a stroke center. Continual quality improvement efforts prompted by data analysis reduce overall stroke mortality and minimize disability for increased quality of life after stroke. Focused education efforts will be provided to clinicians at these rural sites around evidence-based practice.