Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center

The Joint Commission ang American Heart Association Certification for Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke CentersCentennial Hills Hospital Medical Center has been certified as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center by The Joint Commission® in collaboration with the American Stroke Association®. Healthcare facilities achieving this certification have the expertise, equipment and staff trained to quickly identify strokes and provide treatment for people who have had a stroke, as well as, have met the rigorous standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy procedures and providing post-procedural care set in place by The Joint Commission®.

The hospital has also earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association® Heart-Check mark as a Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, as well as receiving Acute Stroke Ready Hospital certification.

National Recognition for Stroke Treatment

US News and World Report StrokeCentennial Hills Hospital Medical Center was ranked as a High Performing Hospital for Stroke by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-2024. A hosptal’s stroke score is based on multiple categories of care, including patient survival, number of patients served, and the ability to discharge patient’s back to their homes for recovery. A high performer rating indicates a hospital was significantly better than the national average in a given procedure or condition.

Ischemic Stroke Volumes and Performance

2023 Centennial Hills Hospital Stroke Volumes

Patient Type Number of Admissions
Ischemic Stroke 330
Intracerebral Hemorrhage 52
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 15
Transient Ischemic Attack 133
Total 530

2023 Centennial Hills Hospital Performance Measures AHA/ASA Get With The Guidelines

Stroke Performance Measures Compliance Rate*
Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis 87.7%
Discharge on Antithrombotic Therapy 100%
Anticoagulant Therapy at Discharge for Afib 100%
IV Thrombolytic Given within 2 Hours for Acute Stroke 97%
Antithrombotic Prescribed by Hospital Day 2 94.3%
Statin Prescribed by Discharge 100%
Stroke Education 84.1%
Assessed for Rehabilitation 99.1%

*National Target Benchmark is above 90% Compliance

2023 Centennial Hills Hospital Stroke Outcomes

Overall Hemorrhagic Transformation: IV Thrombolytic and Mechanical Endovascular Therapy 3.2%

What is a stroke?

A stroke occurs when there is an interruption in the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the brain, which causes the cells of the brain to die within minutes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer from a stroke each year. Not only are strokes the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, they are also a leading cause of long-term disability.

There are two types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. An ischemic stroke, which is the most common type of stroke, occurs when there is a blockage within a blood vessel within the brain. In a hemorrhagic stroke, a blood vessel breaks open and bleeds into the brain. Symptoms of stroke include:

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg – especially on one side of the body
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache with no known cause


Think you or a loved one may be experiencing a stroke? Minutes matter to save brain tissue! An algorithm that can be used to remember and spot the signs of a stroke is BE FAST.

Use the acronym BE FAST to quickly identify possible strokes:

  • B ALANCE – Has there been a sudden loss of balance or coordination?
  • E YES – Has there been a loss of vision in one or both eyes? Double vision?
  • F ACE – Smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • A RMS – Raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward or fall suddenly?
  • S PEECH – Say a simple phrase. Does it sound slurred or strange?
  • T IME – Time is critical! If you see any of these signs, call 911 immediately.

Reducing your risk factors for stroke

The best way to prevent a stroke is through risk factor modification. Some things that can be done to modify your risk factors for stroke are:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Control your blood pressure through lifestyle changes and/or medications
  • Take steps to manage your cholesterol
  • Limit your alcohol intake and refrain from the use of illicit drugs
  • Stay away from products that contain nicotine (ie. cigarettes, cigars and vapes)

Get a Physician Referral

For a non-emergency referral to a physician at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center who can help assess your risk for stroke, contact our free physician referral service at 702-388-4888.