Organized Stroke Care
We bring evidence-based approaches to stroke care delivery, with the patient at the heart of everything we do.
Our organized stroke care consulting program is designed to improve the processes and patterns of stroke care for optimized patient outcomes, including decreased mortality, morbidity and hospital length of stay, as well as improved long-term functional results.
We draw from Johns Hopkins’ vast leadership in stroke diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation — including stroke research, innovative technology design, acute medical and surgical treatment, brain repair and neuroplasticity, behavioral recovery, prevention and public health — and adapt these evidence-based practices to our clients’ local environment for maximum efficiency and efficacy.
Whether our clients are seeking planning and implementation of stroke services, advanced program builds or stroke certification, we work side by side to position organizations as leaders in stroke care, delivering the highest level of treatment across the continuum of care and demonstrating our commitment to patient safety and quality.
Mona Bahouth, M.D., Ph.D.
Mona Bahouth is assistant professor of neurology and the medical director of the brain rescue unit at Johns Hopkins. She has experience in system science, outcomes research and the integration of clinically meaningful technologies into stroke care.
Brenda Johnson, D.N.P., C.R.N.P.-B.C., A.N.V.P., F.A.H.A.
Brenda Johnson is an acute neurovascular advanced nurse practitioner and assistant director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Lisa M. Klein, M.S.N., R.N., A.G.C.N.S.-B.C., C.N.R.N.
Lisa Klein is an adult-gerontological clinical nurse specialist on the acute care and intermediate care neuroscience units of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center. She has been a certified neuroscience nurse since 2009.
Victor C. Urrutia, M.D., F.A.H.A.
Victor Urrutia is professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center and founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Global Center for Organized Stroke Care.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Zink, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., C.C.N.S., C.N.R.N.
Betsy Zink is a clinical nurse specialist in the neurocritical care unit at Johns Hopkins. She leads quality improvement efforts, organizing interprofessional teams and translation of evidence into nursing practice.
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