Recovering from Stroke
Genesis Medical Center, Davenport has implemented a Stroke Alert protocol on its East Rusholme Street and West Central Park campuses. Since August 2001, a protocol for administering TPA, or Tissue Plasminogen Activase, has brought more urgency to this time-sensitive care issue. By activating a stroke team including emergency services, nursing, lab, neurology, radiology, pharmacy and spiritual care, patients will receive a well-planned system of care. Patient evaluation and TPA medication administration will occur within one hour of the time the patient arrives at the hospital.
With a dedicated Neuroscience Unit, Genesis can offer complete care for neurological and neurosurgical patients, such as those with the diagnoses of stroke. Nursing staff includes a masters-prepared neuroscience certified stroke coordinator. A multidisciplinary team approach provides comprehensive, patient-focused care. We offer a specialized Acute Stroke Unit dedicated to the care of persons who have experienced a stroke.
Genesis Regional Rehabilitative Program is one of the area's largest and most specialized service providers for patients who have suffered a debilitating experience like stroke. The 42-bed comprehensive inpatient program is accredited by CARF, The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, as a Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Program - Hospital.
Stroke Prevention and Recovery Center (SPARC)
The Genesis Stroke Prevention and Recovery Center (SPARC) is an education program designed by stroke survivors with the help of Genesis Medical Center staff. The center offers stroke patients and their families direct access to rehabilitation professionals, educational materials and activity classes. For more information, please contact Alicia Owens, LBSW at 563-421-3460. The Center is located at:
2535 Maplecrest Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722