The Ohio Coverdell Stroke Program is a data-driven quality improvement program for stroke treatment that provides quality improvement resources to emergency medical service providers, hospital stroke teams and other healthcare providers to provide high quality stroke care to Ohioans. The program also seeks to reduce the number of people who have recurrent strokes, stroke-related disabilities or death.
Our quality improvement work is based on treatment data that participating hospitals report in Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke (GTWG-Stroke), a nationwide stroke data collection and reporting platform supported by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). Data collected in GWTG®-Stroke includes information from each part of the stroke system of care, from the first report of symptoms through hospital treatment to stroke recovery.
The program is part of the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program and is funded primarily by a grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of nine state health departments currently receive Coverdell grants from the CDC.
Population Coverage within a 30 Minute Drive Time of an Ohio Coverdell Hospital
Hospitals participating in the Ohio Coverdell Stroke Program are located across the state and provide high quality stroke care. More than 80 percent of Ohioans live within a 30-minute drive time to a participating Ohio Coverdell hospital (February 2020).
Utilizing the population-weighted centroid of census block groups, this geospatial analysis shows that 83.3 percent of Ohioans live within a 30-minute drive of one of the 84 hospitals that participate in the Ohio Coverdell Stroke Program.