The mission of the Marcus Stroke Network (MSN) is to support member hospitals in delivering stroke care. We bring stroke specialists to the bedside through remote technology to ensure timely decision-making, quality improvement, and improved outcomes.
The MSN is a natural extension of the world-renowned expertise in stroke care of the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center at Grady Hospital. The MSN was created to extend real time expertise into the community.
Our team revolutionized acute stroke care by defining the benefits of intravenous thrombolysis and thrombectomy.
Our hospitals have had a universally positive experience with the Marcus Stroke Network in markedly improving acute stroke work flow and providing more timely stroke care.
Telehealth is especially critical in rural and other remote areas that lack sufficient health care services, including specialty care. Dr. Frankel has historically recognized the growing evidence, including many systematic reviews, to support the use of telehealth for stroke patients and healthcare providers with outcomes: showing reduced length of stay; reduced demand on emergency services; improved access to health care; improved quality of services; improved clinical outcomes; decreased stroke mortality.— Teri Newsome, RN, BBLSS GCASR QI Consultant Pre-hospital & Acute Hospital Care Georgia Department of Public Health
Within the first year of our program, we have seen dramatic improvements in acute stroke treatment, inpatient stroke care, rehabilitation, and beyond. Some of the most profound improvements include decreased arrival to intravenous tPA treatment times (door to needle) and an increase in treatment with intravenous tPA for patients suffering acute ischemic stroke from 18.2% to 100%.— Christie Lawrence, RT(R) (CT), ASC-BC