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Stroke Network

Stroke Network Provides High-Quality, Coordinated Care

Progress West Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital have partnered with the world-class stroke team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. This health care alliance speeds the process of assessing a patient’s condition, and if that patient is having a stroke, treating them as soon as possible.

Progress West Hospital, in partnership with the stroke experts at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, has a state-of-the-art Telemedicine Robot located in the Emergency Department that brings the network stroke expert directly to the patient’s bedside 24/7. The hospital stroke team is currently working to achieve Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center certification and MO Level III designation. 

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital provides stroke care and is ready for anyone that comes to our emergency department with stroke symptoms. The hospital stroke team is currently working to achieve Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center certification and MO Level II designation. 

Stroke Network Team

F. Duane Turpin, DO, Neurology/Neurophysiology
Medical Director, Stroke Program 
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital 

“We are very excited to offer a stroke care program that improves the level of care for stroke patients, a program that the St. Charles community deserves and should expect. Every effort is applied to ensure that patients are properly treated and cared for with the utmost respect and professionalism. Ample resources and support are available from our partners throughout the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Stroke Network.” 


Linda Canoy, RN
Stroke Network Coordinator, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital

With more than 15 years of critical-care experience, Linda Canoy, RN, is well-suited for the role of Stroke Network Coordinator. She established pre-arrival procedures with EMS staff to help them recognize stroke symptoms in patients in transit. This early stroke detection allows more time for treatment when the patient arrives in the Emergency Department. Canoy documents the data and coordinates the procedures needed for Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital to qualify as a Level II Primary Stroke Center and Progress West Hospital to qualify as a Level III.


Jane Puszkar, RN, BSN
Stroke Network Consultant, Neuroscience Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital 

“Through the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Stroke Network, patients suspected of having a stroke will have access to the latest research and innovative treatment protocols currently being used by the neurologists and neurosurgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. These protocols are continually evaluated and updated as both science and medicine evolve. This continual evaluation will ensure that our patients at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital receive the highest level of evidence-based treatment. We are truly excited to be able to assist in the treatment of these patients.”


Hospitals Certified as Primary Stroke Centers

After undergoing on-site evaluations and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care, Progress West Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for certification as Primary Stroke Centers. 

“In stroke care, time is brain,” says Linda Canoy, stroke coordinator, Progress West Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. “By achieving certification as Primary Stroke Centers, both Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West have proven their ability to provide effective, timely care that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. We’re proud to achieve this distinction, and we are pleased to have The Joint Commission recognize our commitment to providing the best possible care to our patients and our community.” 

The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association’s statements and guidelines for stroke care.

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