Montana Mission: Lifeline Stroke® for Healthcare Providers
What is Mission: Lifeline® Stroke?
Mission: Lifeline Stroke is a program for transforming stroke care by focusing efforts on connecting all of the components of acute stroke care into a smoothly integrated system that reinforces use of evidence-based guidelines, measures performance, identifies gaps, and engages in improvement projects at a systems level. The stroke system of care begins with community recognition and preparedness to identify stroke and continues all the way through hospital discharge, into rehabilitation and the initiation of secondary prevention. It brings together hospitals, ambulance services, non-transport medical first response agencies, emergency communications centers, emergency medical service regulatory and medical direction agencies, local government, local media, and payers to forge a proactive system of stroke care that saves and improves lives.
The foundation of this initiative was a three-year grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
Straight Talk About Stroke
In our first presentation in the Straight Talk About Stroke series, American Heart Association volunteer Todd Mohr, PA, Education and Quality Program Manager with St. James Healthcare talks about stroke assessment tools. Watch his 26 minute presentation.
Montana FAST Chat Webinars
Stroke Onward – Stroke, Aphasia, and the Emotional Journey
Support for the emotional journey is critical to rebuilding meaningful lives after a stroke.
Relationship Resilience After Stroke
Discover how a stroke can effect a couple’s relationship (and relationships with others) and learn how relationships can be a source of resilience.
Supporting Post-acute Care Therapists at the Various Stages of Stroke Rehab
Learn how nursing staff can assist in therapy during the continuum of care for a stroke rehab patient.
Learn techniques for vision rehabilitation from a multi-disciplinary team and the importance of vision therapy on stroke rehabilitation.
Overcoming Rural Barriers in Implementing Quality Standards for Post-Acute Stroke Care
Explore the design, review, and implementation of the Stroke post-acute care program standards and the see the expected impact these care standards can have on stroke rehab programs.
(Re)discovering Activities Post-Stroke
Learn about recreational therapy post stroke and how to connect with activities and hobbies that were enjoyed pre-stroke and touches upon resources available.
Dysphagia and the Physiological Components of Speech and Language Therapy
Gain an overview of several topics related to post-stroke dysphagia in the post-acute setting.
Stroke Resources for Providers, Patients and Caregivers
Discover education, certifications and resources for providers as well as how to ensure your stroke patients are a part of the Stroke Survivor Connections Support Group.
Quality Systems Manager
Mission: Lifeline Montana
American Heart Association
Billings, MT 59102
Quality Systems Manager -
Mission: Lifeline Stroke Montana, Post-Acute Care
Gary W. Myers, MS
National Sr. Program Manager
Quality, Outcomes, Research and Analytics (QORA)