About Us

Founding

According to statistics compiled by the American Stroke Association in 2014, every year, approximately 690,000 Americans have a stroke while another 240,000 suffer a small to medium sized stroke which they are unaware of. In Taiwan, statistics compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in 2015 show that cerebrovascular disease ranks third out of the top ten causes of death. It is also the leading cause of adult disability and consumes the third largest amount of life insurance resources. Cerebrovascular disease patients not only influence their family’s quality of life but also become a heavy burden due to the costs of subsequent medical cost and social resource.

Clinical findings in recent years have found that the age of stroke patients has been gradually declining. This shows that our citizens have inadequate knowledge of the complications associated with chronic diseases. Established in 2008, the Stroke Health Education Office has upheld the concept of “Holistic Care, Team Care, and Continuing Care” and implemented a multi-disciplinary medical team to serve stroke patients. Departments involved include the neurology department, neurosurgery department, emergency department, medical imaging department, rehabilitation department, nutrition therapy department and social service. Besides providing guidance in a variety of medical knowledge, we also follow up on patients who have been discharged and offer appropriate support and consultation to establish the best stroke care system.

CCPC Stroke (Clinical Care Program Certification-Stroke)

Purpose

This Annual Plan Book was established to allow the medical team members to better understand JCIA-CCPC acute stroke care, and follow the clinical guidelines to enhance the quality of medical care and reduce the complications of acute stroke.

Tasks

  1. The medical treatment we provide is consistent, complete, in line with the latest medical standards, with a well-designed process and structure, as well as a mechanism for quality assessment and continuous improvement.
  2. We provide complete acute stroke care, including lifestyle improvement, medical treatment, health education programs, complication screening and specialist referral, as well as inpatient and outpatient care to prevent recurrent strokes.
  3. The services we provide are patient-centered, tailored to the individual needs of patients and maintain good communication with patients.

Goals

  1. Reduce the mortality rate and related complications of acute stroke, improve care quality.
  2. Actively control risk factors and lifestyle health management to improve quality of life.

Organization

The center is under the leadership of the vice superintendent of medicine. The team members include the neurology department, neurosurgery department, emergency department, internal medicine intensive care unit, stroke ward, nursing department, anesthesia department, pharmacy, rehabilitation department, nutrition therapy department, social worker, discharge service, infection control, information technology department, Quality Management Center and other professional health care workers.

Features

  1. Operated by a multi-disciplinary medical team
  2. Advanced and safe medical equipment
  3. Informational medical care
  4. Integrated patient-centered care
    1. Case Management by Stroke Case Manager
    2. Nutrition assessment and dietary consultation
    3. Drug evaluation and consultation
    4. Social welfare consultation
    5. Discharge preparation service consultation
    6. Stroke rehabilitation assessment guidance
    7. Stroke clinic health education consultation