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Lifebridge Receives Special Distinction for Stroke Treatment at The Berman Brain & Spine Institute

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The Brain & Spine Institute is located in the Michel Mirowski Building at Sinai Hospital.
The Brain & Spine Institute is located in the Michel Mirowski Building at Sinai Hospital.

When it comes to medical care, those of us who live in Baltimore are lucky to have some of the finest institutions to turn to for help.  Just recently, The Berman Brain & Spine Institute’s Stroke Center at Sinai Hospital
was awarded a Target: Stroke designation by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in recognition of its excellence in delivering timely critical care to patients with acute stroke. The designation was earned because Sinai met the criteria of providing IV tPA, a clot-busting drug, to at least 50 percent of ischemic stroke patients within 60 minutes of their arrival at the hospital, also known as “door-to-needle time.” That was the rate over the last six months of 2012. To date, Sinai Hospital has increased the rate even more, to over 75 percent.

Baltimore’s Wealth of Doctor Brains

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Have you ever thought about just how many doctors there are in Baltimore? They’re everywhere — in the medical schools, in the research institutions, shopping at the grocery store. On the list of the states with the most doctors, Maryland ranks second in the nation (behind Massachusetts), with 281 docs per 100,000 people (nearly twice Mississippi’s rate, 159). It’s a lucky situation we find ourselves in, since the AMA is predicting a crucial physician shortage over the next decade.

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