2022 Stroke Outcomes for Baptist Health Lexington

Total Number of Stroke patients treated at Baptist Health Lexington: 876

  • Ischemic Stroke – 758
  • Hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke- 118

“Clot Busting Medication” -Door to IV Thrombolytic:

For patients arriving to Baptist Health Lexington with stroke symptoms, the median time from arrival to the administration of a “clot busting” medication = 27 minutes.  This improved 2.5 minutes from 2021.

Time is Brain! 2 million brain cells die every minute during a stroke. Every minute counts! Our time to “clot busting” administration earned Baptist Health Lexington the highest stroke award from American Heart Association: Get with the Guidelines.


Clot Busting Medication Complication rate at Baptist Health Lexington 2022 = 1.0%.  Nationwide the complication rate is 5% or greater.

Clot Removal (Mechanical Thrombectomy).  For stroke patients arriving at Baptist Health Lexington requiring a procedure to remove a blood clot from a vessel in the brain, the percentage of time (goal within 60 - 90 minutes) from arrival to the catheter entering the patient = 83%. The nationwide percentage is 47.2%.

Successful restoration of blood flow to brain during noninvasive stroke procedure. (Mechanical Thrombectomy).



Baptist Health Lexington



(TICI 2b-3)



TICI 2b and TICI 3 are considered successful for restoring blood flow to the brain.

About this measure

A grading system is used to measure how well blood flow is restored following a mechanical thrombectomy to remove a clot from a blood vessel in the brain. This is called a Thrombolysis in cerebral infarction (TICI) score. Scoring is defined below:

Grade 3- Complete restoration of blood flow in the brain

Grade 2b- Complete restoration of blood flow, but slower than normal

Grade 2a- Partial restoration of blood flow to the brain

Grade 1- Minimal restoration of blood flow to the brain

Grade 0 –No restoration of blood flow to the brain