Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer a stroke, leaving many with disabilities or unable to return to their normal lives. The impact of stroke on the individual, family and the community can be devastating. Studies show that the sooner a stroke patient seeks medical care, the better the outcome. That is why we have developed the Saint Alphonsus Telestroke Network. This program allows patients in rural settings to be seen by a specialist quicker – saving time and lives in many cases and sometimes allowing the patient and family to avoid the stress of an emergency hospital transfer if it is not needed.
By establishing a telemedicine link that allows for real-time audio visual interactions, stroke specialists from Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center can examine patients at remote hospitals miles away to diagnose the patient's ailment and support the initiation of prompt treatment locally.
Tissue Plasminogen Activator, or tPA, is an FDA approved medication proven to reverse the effects of stroke when administered within the first few hours. When it comes to the assessment and treatment of stroke patients, “Time is Brain". The faster a patient receives proper treatment for stroke, the better the chances for recovery.
Saint Alphonsus Eagle Health Plaza
323 E. Riverside Dr.
Eagle, ID 83616
Emergency Department: 208-367-5355
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa
1512 N. 12th Avenue Rd.
Nampa, ID 83686
Emergency Department: 208-463-5000
Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza
4400 E. Flamingo
Nampa, ID 83687
Emergency Department: 208-288-4520
West Valley Medical Center
1717 Arlington Avenue
Caldwell, ID 83605
Emergency Department: 208-455-3789
Walter Knox Medical Center
1024 E. Locust St.
Emergency Department: 208-365-3561 ext. 3334
Cascade Medical Center
402 Old State Highway
Emergency Department: 208-382-4242
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario
351 SW 9th St.
Ontario, OR 97914
Emergency Department: 541-881-7102
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City
3325 Pocahontas Road
Baker City, OR 97814
Emergency Department: 541-523-6461
Grande Ronde Hospital
900 Sunset Drive
La Grande, OR 97850
Emergency Department: 541-963-1412