Level III Stroke Center Designated
Hannibal Regional Hospital is a designated Level III Stroke Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as a component of the Time Critical Diagnosis System throughout the state.
Missouri has designated 43 Stroke Centers, the newest component of the Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) System, throughout the state. The state-wide Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) System brings together the 911 response system, ambulance services and hospitals in a coordinated way to provide patients the right care, at the right place, in the right amount of time. With designated Stroke Centers in place, individuals suffering a stroke will receive quicker response times that may lead to improved survival and recovery rates.
Designations are granted after a thorough review by a survey team consisting of a Stroke Coordinator or Stroke Program Manager, one Emergency Medicine physician, one or two Neurologist(s)/Neuro-Interventionalist(s,) all with experience in stroke, and one representative from the Department of Health and Senior Services.