Chicago QUESTS Initiative

 
 

Quality Enhancement for Speedy Thrombolysis for Stroke (QUESTS) Initiative

Chicago area learning collaborative to improve door-to-needle (DTN) times for acute ischemic stroke patients.


 
The American Heart Association (AHA) Midwest Affiliate received a one-year grant in 2013 for Chicago Primary Stroke Centers to collaboratively decrease door-to-needle times for acute ischemic stroke patients.

Due to overwhelming success, the AHA was funded in 2016 to continue and expand the initiative to include additional hospitals in the Chicago metropolitan area.

This multi-year funded initiative was made possible by a generous grant from Genentech.
 
                                                                      
Initiative Resources

QUESTS 2.0 Participating Hospitals

Enlarged View (PDF)
QUESTS Best Practices
 
Pre- Notification Pre-Mixing tPA Consent for administering tPA
Acute Stroke Protocol Direct to CT

Resources

Congratulations to the following QUESTS hospitals for achieving Target Stroke!

  • Rush University Medical Center - 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Holy Cross Hospital - 2015
  • Community First Medical Center* (formally known as Presence Our Lady of Resurrection) - 2014
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital - 2015, 2016
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital - 2016
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center - 2016
  • Loyola University Medical Center - 2014, 2015, 2016
  • MacNeal Hospital - 2016
  • Resurrection Medical Center - 2014, 2015
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital – 2015, 2016
  • University of Chicago Medical Center - 2016
Target Stroke Resources

 
 
QUESTS site visit at Rush Oak Park HospitalQUESTS 2.0 meeting at AHA





This initiative made possible by:



QUESTS Medical Director
Shyam Prabhakaran, MD

 
For more information:

Kathleen O'Neill, MHA
Regional Vice President
Quality & Systems Improvement
American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate
208 S. LaSalle Street Suite 1500
Chicago, IL  60604
(312) 476-6622
Kathleen.ONeill@heart.org


Julie Mirostaw
Government Relations Director
Advocacy
American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate
208 S LaSalle, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 476-6657
Julie.Mirostaw@heart.org



Renee M. Sednew, MPH
Program Manager - IL Stroke
Quality & Systems Improvement
American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate
208 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 476-6661
Renee.Sednew@heart.org