6/17/22 - Arkansas Methodist Medical Center nurse, Bridget Jantti, received an award during the 2021 UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation (IDHI) Stroke Program Conference for going above and beyond in the care of stroke patients.
Stroke Champion - Bridget Jantti: The Stroke Champion Award recognizes an individual from the clinical setting who exceeds the call of duty to make lasting contributions to Stroke care in Arkansas. Stroke Champions are recognized for their clinical performance, participation, leadership, and collaboration to improve outcomes for stroke patients in their communities. Bridget was one of only three individuals in the state to receive this honor.
The UAMS IDHI Stroke Program is a telemedicine program that links emergency room doctors from 56 sites across Arkansas to a stroke neurologist via a live, two-way video, so that even patients in rural areas can receive care for stroke 24-hours a day. The program provides stroke patients the necessary time-sensitive care by a vascular neurologist required for good outcomes.
Statistics show that Arkansans are at a higher risk of death from stroke than residents of most states. Thanks to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and their partnership with the IDHI Stroke Program, Arkansans are now getting the life-saving treatment they need close to home.